A photojournal of the Wooster Square neighborhood in New Haven, Connecticut. And, occasionally a photo of New Haven, of course, of course.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Yale School of Medicine

As you can see it was a grey day in New Haven when this 'series' was shot.  Everything is just kind of faded out.  Founded in 1810 Yale School of Medicine is celebrating over 200 years of medical education.  If you want to read more or apply - click here!  It's probably a lengthy process but what the hey?  What have you got to lose?

Friday, April 29, 2011

Yale New Haven Hospital

Yale New Haven Hospital is a 966 bed hospital in the heart of New Haven.  Opened in 1826 as the General Hospital Society of Connecticut it was the first hospital in Connecticut and the fourth in the Nation.  You can read more about the history of YNHH by clicking here.  Smilow Cancer Hospital, a part of YNHH was opened in 2009. 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

All Aboard Says Handsome Dan

The next few days I'll be posting some photos around Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale Medical School and the Yale University Art Gallery.  There are several shuttle buses that transport students, professors and the like to and from the different campuses.  Pictured here is Handsome Dan the Yale Mascot.  To read about the succession of Handsome Dan's click here.  There have been 17 all together since 1889.  Read about the first Handsome Dan here.   Every time that I see a shuttle in Wooster Square I have to laugh when I see Handsome Dan peering out with all of the intelligentsia aboard.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Saying Goodbye

We waited a long time for the lovely Cherry Blossoms to appear and they did not disappoint us.  But now it is time to say goodbye.  Their beauty is fading but we will not forget.
Sayonara sweet Sakura.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Jesus Tree, Revisited

You may remember my Good Friday post from April 2010 about the Jesus Tree in Wooster Square.  Click here to have a look.  Well to our collective dismay, one morning just one week before this year's Cherry Blossom Festival we all were out walking our dogs and the City of New Haven Public Works had cut off the right arm of the Jesus Tree.  It's terrible.  Really. 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Robin in Cherry Trees

One morning I was out walking Milo my dog and looked up in the Cherry Trees and found this birds nest.  The next morning I went out with my camera sans Milo and waited for the mother to appear.  She was a chubby Robin Red Breast.  She was busy on her nest and then she would fly off when she got startled.  She looked at me a couple of times but stood her ground. 

Sunday, April 24, 2011


A joyous and happy Easter to everyone.  The day started off in a heavy fog.  Wooster Square was socked in. 
Then by noontime or so the sun came out as beautiful as it could be.  An Easter miracle.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Wooster Square in the News!

 What a coinky-dink, she looks a lot like me.
People come from all over to photograph Hughes Place and Wooster Square.
It's all about the sweet blossoms.

Yesterday on my way to Good Friday Services I was walking through Wooster Square when I ran into my friend and WTNH cameraman, Ken Melech.  Next thing I know I was waxing poetically a lament for warmer weather and Cherry Blossoms.  Thanks to my brother Richard for snapping these photographs of the newscast yesterday and to Ken for making me look good (I think).  Of course, the Cherry Blossoms are the real stars here. 

Friday, April 22, 2011

Cherry Blossoms 2011

It was a beautiful night on Hughes Place adjacent to Wooster Square.  Although it was a bit cool and breezy it produced some lovely photos. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cherry Blossoms 2011

Finally the Cherry Blossoms, Sakuras are in bloom.  Well worth the wait.