I haven’t had much to blog about lately, especially with all the holidays from November through January, I’ve been laying low and hanging out with family.
But I did make it out to Boston and Providence over the weekend to visit old friends and familiar places.
Here’s the dreaded Newbury Street, it’s a place I hate to go, but usually end up strolling anyway because there’s nothing else to do in the daytime.
I spent some time in Harvard Square because it’s a familiar place (I used to work just around the corner from this shot).
Took the commuter rail to Providence, and headed over to the RISD Works shop to get some gifts for my family.
Don’t bother calling, it’s just RISD’s Public Safety.
This is the dorm that I lived in my first year at RISD. Way too many good memories here.
On Thayer Street, in front of the old Avon Cinema.
I love how this little theatre doesn’t go crazy digital with their signage and movie posters.
Fond memories of walking to Carr Haus cafe during drawing class to get my fix of ham and cheese croissant and latte in the mornings:
And the Waterman Building where the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab is. We used to have drawing classes upstairs, where we drew nude models for 8 hours inhaling charcoal powder and graphite powder.
Just below the Waterman Building is a tunnel where I used to take the bus up to Brown University for my Japanese classes.
Our mailroom. I liked the old mailroom better when we were freshmen, and we had these really old, vintage wooden mailboxes. But these are nice too.
Where I spent 90% of my time. This building houses the RISD Store, Watermark Cafe, Graphic Design/Photography departments, and the mailroom.
Blurry picture, but this was my stress relief section. I don’t know why buying new pens gives me such a boost.
View of Providence’s downtown. The grey building to the far left is our dorm. The three tall ones are bank buildings, which you will see a lot in episodes of Family Guy.
Pastiche on Federal Hill. We used to love coming here for dessert after a bowl of pasta.
Back in Boston, we went to Giacomo’s, the best pasta in Boston! We went to the one in the South End to avoid the long 2-hour lines in the North End location.
And closed the trip with a trip to Max Brenner for some coffee and fondue.