Atlantic Saints

Adventures and Misadventures on both sides of the Pond

I had the pleasure of visiting Avon Old Farms on my way back to DC from Boston.  I have long been a fan of the architecture of Theodate Pope Riddle and Avon Old Farms is, in my opinion, her magnum opus.  Furthermore the current headmaster, Mr. Kenneth LaRocque, is an old classmate of my fathers.  Despite the relative quiet of the summer holiday, the grounds calmly evoke the Cotswolds better than any place I’ve seen in the United States.

Despite the swelter of summer, I am thoroughly to be back in Washington

Despite the swelter of summer, I am thoroughly to be back in Washington

I took advantage of the veteran’s discount and spent the morning checking out the new Harry Parker Boathouse at Community Rowing Boston.  Although I bias toward traditional architecture in all things, I absolutely loved it and was delighted by everyone I met.

The Algonquin Club, Boston, MA

The Algonquin Club, Boston, MA

Last night of the New England tour was spent at the Algonquin Club in Boston.  A remarkably quite building build by one my favorite architecture firms: Mead, McKim, and White.

Last night of the New England tour was spent at the Algonquin Club in Boston.  A remarkably quite building build by one my favorite architecture firms: Mead, McKim, and White.

Thanks to the hospitality of an old friend and coach, I spent this brisk morning sculling back on the Housatonic River with the New Haven Rowing Club.  Oxford, CT 

Thanks to the hospitality of an old friend and coach, I spent this brisk morning sculling back on the Housatonic River with the New Haven Rowing Club.  Oxford, CT 

A few photos from my day back at Yale yesterday.  It was New England summer at its best.  New Haven, CT

At Yale.  New Haven, CT

At Yale.  New Haven, CT

A lovely morning at Yale.  New Haven, CT

A lovely morning at Yale.  New Haven, CT

I had the privilege of rowing with the Saugatuck Rowing Club this morning.  Westport, CT

I had the privilege of rowing with the Saugatuck Rowing Club this morning.  Westport, CT