It has been 15 years since I graduated from Bennington College, but I have been back quite a few times since then. Usually we stop in on our way to another destination and we walk the grounds, grab a bite to eat and check out how much things have changed or stayed the same.
The campus of Bennington was one of the main things that made me want to go to college there. I still remember having never heard of Bennington getting a brochure in the mail and immediately Bennington became one of my top choices.
This type of sky always reminds me of Bennington and was my all time favorite light to go out and take photos.
This spot was called the end of the world.
After graduate school Jason and I came back and lived on campus with Echo in a small apartment that was part of the resident houses while he taught a class. This was our door. Now, these apartments are now used for students.
These are some of the classic student houses. Jason was my roommate from my sophomore year until graduation. We shared a room with a view of the end of the world and it even had a fireplace. One day I would love to photograph a wedding on campus.
We arrived at Bennington on a Sunday at 10am. I assumed this would be the perfect time to take the kids to brunch. I forgot that brunch doesn’t start until 11am–so it was just continental. Funny, how I remember barely making it to brunch many days–and it didn’t even start until 11am!!
These are the napkin notes in the cafeteria where students comment on what they like or don’t like about the meals–or just try to impress.
I think at 10am we were the only people there–by 10:40 when we left only about 10 students had gotten up.
My freshman year I caught and loaded the dishes that got sent down this belt.
Some building that were not there when I was there.
New”ish” student housing.
The science building where Jason spent most of his time.
I was happy to see that the mail room was still the same.