Saturday, January 01, 2011

Whistling in the New Year

After a lovely fondue dinner, Matt and I decided to celebrate the New Year at Pratt University. Why? Pratt boasts the oldest continuously-operating, privately owned steam-powered electrical generating plant in the United States. The chief engineer also collects steam whistles, which he sets off every year on New Years Eve.

From blocks away, the whistling cut through the heavy, slight foggy air and quiet of the night.

We found a use for the large snow piles;-)

People played the set of whistles starting at around 11pm. (Video tomorrow). But once the clock stuck midnight, giant whistles were set off and sounded like the Titanic was sailing through Clinton Hill.

The lighting from the street lamps was the perfect backdrop for the steam.

Happy 2011!!!

If you have never visited Pratt, I recommend coming to see its sculptures, which cover the grounds. The steam was an erie and amazing backdrop.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I've gotta see that!


10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Erin - this sounds like a fun and lovely New Years Eve - one to remember. Hope your new year is happy and everything you want.
Aunt Barb

7:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ET, you are the biggest dork ever! But, this is why I <3 you

Happy New Year,

p.s. sorry for not calling you back yet . . . will do so soon!

9:58 AM  

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