Thursday, December 3, 2009

Easton, PA area

So my hunt for the next book in the Twilight Saga, Eclipse, was fruitless. I did however take some happy snaps of the area.

While I was taking photos of this building a man stopped me and excitedly asked me if I was a tourist.Such excitement for meeting a tourist I have never seen. I felt like I was this man's tourist attraction. It was almost like he wanted to say, 'so the legends are TRUE tourists do exist in Easton!'

As a tried to side step the man I answered, yeah sort off. Not fully considering myself a tourist since I am only here because my husband is consulting at a client nearby.

The man whom I viewed with my normal suspicion and avert-ness I have towards 'stranger danger', continued by telling me that the building had gargoyles, and there was another building down the street that also had gargoyles.

Why the gargoyles was important, I'm not sure, I'm not even sure the building had gargoyles, unless my concept of gargoyles differs from his. But I smiled my 'stranger danger' smile, and moved on. My shyness stand in stark contrast to the outgoing and confidant Americans.

But Im happy I could bring pride to the city folk by them thinking they're getting tourists. Luckily the stranger did not notice my accent, otherwise the thought of foreign tourists might have overwhemed him :)

I continued my walk to the Lafayette College. The campus has an array of beautiful historical buildings. From a time when American architecture was attractive, I have no idea what has happened in the last few years especially on the west coast. The innovation just seems dead in most parts. Anyways It's been a dream of mine to live in a historic house, they just cosume my imagination. And the detail those homes have are exquisite.

Here are the snaps from the College :

I found this (above) across from the Visual Arts building.

The studios in the visual arts building looked so awesome, the word envy comes to mind. What's cool about this building is that the bricks are warped and slightly curved. It brings to mind Salvidor Dali's melted clocks. And makes the walls look slightly warped.

The university is on an elevated piece of land. If it was Europe there would probably have been a castle.

Homes around the university

This Hogg House made me think of Harry Potter.

My blogger lite keeps crashing when I load more photo so I'll post the rest in a new blog.

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