First Day of School


First day of classes at the Rensselaer  architecture school with one last lounge in the grass while listening to professors describe the design classes available  for the fall semester. Some of the teachers are long winded in their enthusiasm but there is always  a friend on which to lean and chat with.


The crowd is taking on the appearance of waiting for  a rock concert when  Dean Douglas says that a group of students have asked for some time before the end of the presentation.. . . and  called dbell to the front.  Is he smiling?  Quick get a picture ! Is he the rock star?


These are the precious students who braved four months in India with us, making a presentation to David. . . .  The complete set (all eight volumes) of LeCorbusier’s work. This is a set he has dreamed of owning but never expected it  as a gift from anyone!  It is out of print now.   And how appropriate because he and the students had spent so much time at the Mill Owners Building in Amdavad, discussing, drawing, sett up balloons from the roof during the Balloon Festival, designing appropriate additions to Corb’s great building, and finally having a final pinup with Mr. Doshi !

Thanks so much to this group of students for the wonderful memories of India and their perfect , generous gift!

We love you all. . . . Cassie, Sara, Pellin, Jen, Royd, Jesse, Jhoan, Matt, and Sarah  and August who seems to be cutting class , already!

These are the Incredible Students  from Incredible India! 

images from Miguel and the Publication Department of RPI


About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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5 Responses to First Day of School

  1. Wow very wonderful. thanks for sharing!

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