Exciting stuff brewing in Connecticut the last few weeks. Steven Spielberg has been in town filming scenes for the new Indiana Jones movie on the Yale University campus. Yup - this means he brought along his good friend Harrison Ford as well. A good friend of mine works at Yale and brought me on a little tour of the sets last week (she had a brush with all the stars including Harrison's best gal Calista Flockhart). Unfortunately, it was the day they were packing up so no stars, and no action shots but the one thing I did see was all of these wonderful store windows. These photos were taken along a street bordering the Yale campus. All of the store windows were turned into 1950s era store windows. The first few shots are from a store that is actually a print shop but became a general store during filming. Above is a broom display on the sidewalk.
Some good 'ol fashioned Brillo to get those dishes nice and clean.
Most of the stores were open (at least some days) during the filming, they posted their real store information in the windows. This store is really Ten Thousand Villages, a great shop that sells items from developing countries and passes the proceeds back to the countries. during filming, it became a sort of grocery store.
This store was made to look like a tailor shop. Can you spot me in the below photo? Hint - I'm wearing green.
The last store on the block is a women's boutique that was made into a music store. My only question - was the electric guitar around in the 1950s?
Cammy at Freckled Farm has tagged me for 8 random things. Here goes:
1. I eat cereal almost every single morning (and sometimes evening). It can be something sugary like Lucky Charms or something more healthy like Bran Flakes or Cheerios.
2. I have a tendency to dump my husband's soda/juice/water before he is finished with it. I try to keep things clutter free and if he leaves his glass out too long - I assume he is finished.
3. I keep some sort of night light on in the hallway when it is time for bed. I'm not afraid of the dark, I just like to be able to see if I have to get up in the middle of the night.
4. I do not own a "real" ipod. I have the Dell version - a Dell DJ. More recently, my boss gave me an ipod Shuffle.
5. I love boy bands. My musical tastes are really all over the map from alternative rock, standards, pop, jazz, Broadway - but I always have a soft spot for the sugary sweet boy bands. I think it stems from my teenage obsession with the New Kids on the Block.
6. Spring is my favorite season. Perfect weather - not too hot and not too cold and the promise of the lazy days of summer ahead (though they haven't been too lazy this year!).
7. I still live in my childhood hometown. I don't know if we will ultimately stay here but for now I love it.
8. I threw the discus on my high school track team. I was a skinny little thing and didn't fit the type at all - perhaps why I was really bad at it!