Wednesday, November 2, 2011

p is for poughkeepsie

Vassar-College-Observatory-in-Poughkeepsie-NY


























I happened upon this observatory at vassar, in poughkeepsie, new york while visiting the college earlier this autumn. due to its association with the first well known woman astronomer, maria mitchell, it's considered a national landmark. though no longer used as an observatory, it now houses the education department and classrooms.
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15 comments:

photowannabe said...

Do they still have an observatory somewhere on Campus?
The building must be cool to have a class in.

Kim, USA said...

I have never been to this kind of place. Your photo is great. Thanks for sharing.

ABC Wed

Oakland Daily Photo said...

As a kid I was always amused by the name Poughkeepsie. It sounded made up and strangely musical.

Kay L. Davies said...

Interesting building. Good choice for P day.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Linda said...

There's nothing like an observatory to give a touch of class.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

A beautiful building Lilly.
Costas

Roger Owen Green said...

I've been to Vassar a few times - I went to New Paltz, across the river. I'd been to Poughkeepsie a LOT.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Bibi said...

Well, I didn't know that. I love the sound of the word Poughkeepsie.

VioletSky-Sightlines said...

I, too, have always laughed at the name Poughkeepsie! From an architectural view, this building looks wildly mismatched with that dome on top.

Daryl said...

I love learning new things ... thanks!

Kathy said...

I love seeing old historic buildings. This one is a beauty!

Scriptor Senex said...

That's a great name and a great post.

Jo Bryant said...

loved this one :)

Martha said...

Like Oakland Daily, I have always been amused by the name Poughkeepsie, that and Skaneateles.

chubskulit said...

Just perfect for P! Late visiting from ABC Wednesday.

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