Monday, April 20, 2009

Monochrome Monday #29: I Hear The Chops Here Are Great


"Berklee College of Music"
Boston, MA - August 2005 (Click to embiggen)


This is the crucible that forged a lot of genius. Quincy Jones, and Diana Krall come to mind immediately and I'm sure the list of honored graduates is legion. My son gave due consideration to Berklee and we visited the campus on the Great College Road Trip of 2005. the trip included three liberal arts schools and three conservatories. In the end he decided that as good as the musical curriculum was, a conservatory was not the best choice for a Music Ed major. I'd agree with that. (So did my wallet.) But it was cool to visit the schools anyway.Violence Unsilenced
Stumble Upon Toolbar

18 comments:

Liz said...

Hey, I've been there! Funny to see a local landmark through someone else's eyes....

calonyddaear said...

Imposing facade.

Dina ... UK said...

Beautiful building....
The decoration is superb in mono.

Babooshka said...

Do you know I never knew it was actually spelt phonectically! Amazing what local places can become so iconic.

Pagan Sphinx said...

One of the best of the many great colleges in Boston.

I visited a lot of colleges in Boston with my second daughter but this was not one of them. Although musical (piano and flute) that is not her career interest.

I'll have to look up exactly where it is and what's around it; may be worth a visit if I'm in the already in the area. A performance would be fun...

Nice monochrome, Mr. Mojo!

P.S. The image resizing advise you gave me has worked on two photos so far. Thank you!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

There it is in black and white. Great lettering and the columns looking oh so grand. Thank you for sharing and so glad that you son decided to pursue his studies in our happy city. The new music school at UNCG is a beauty. Since we haven't taken classes there, we'll let your son comment on the quality of his education!

Happy Monochrome Monday.

Anne said...

Pretty arcitecture is always nice in black and white :-)
This one as well!!

Regina said...

Did he pursue music? my daughter wants to take up music but changed her mind. She sings well.
Nice shot by the way.

kazu said...

It's cool.Beautiful B&W.
Great photo!

RuneE said...

Such an imposing institution with picture to match should have been accompanied my music ;-)

NicoleB said...

This is one gorgeous Gem.
I love all the ornaments.
It must be a great place to shoot and explore!

Dagrun said...

Beautiful details!

Shadow said...

what a picture. now that's the place my bean would like to go to as well. but..... a bit far i think...

kden said...

Beautiful detailed building that looks better in B&W.

Daryl said...

Definitely a mono subject .. love the shadows and angles

RuneE said...

Re your comment: I know, but I can't spell out everything... ;-)

Liz said...

An appropriately ornate building. Must have been great to visit it anyway.

Eaton Bennett said...

One of my favorite kinds of photo. Today's architecture is sadly lacking compared to this ornate old gal.