Continuing the theme of Gothic portals apparently... this is taken inside the Trumbull College Master's House gate.
Trumbull College is one of twelve undergraduate residential colleges of Yale University. The college is named for Jonathan Trumbull, the last governor of the Colony of Connecticut and first governor of the State of Connecticut, serving from 1769 until 1784, and a friend and adviser to General George Washington throughout the revolutionary period who dedicated the resources of Connecticut to the fight for independence. He was the only colonial governor to support the American Revolution.
The buildings of Trumbull are modeled after King's College, Cambridge. Three separate courtyards â€” Alvarez (Main) Court, Potty Court, and Stone Court â€” grace Trumbull's interior. James Gamble Rogers, the architect of many of Yale's colleges, considered the dormitories that would later be incorporated into Trumbull his magnum opus, inscribing the initials of the men who worked on the project on shield carvings along the outside of the buildings.
Again, this photo is of the Master's House gate... At the head of the college is the Master. In her role as chief administrative officer, she sets the collegeâ€™s intellectual and cultural tone, just as she is responsible for studentsâ€™ physical safety and well-being. Together with the Associate Master, she oversees and cultivates the collegeâ€™s social life, hosting study breaks, Masterâ€™s Teas, trips, and other events. The Master and Associate Master live in the college, in the Masterâ€™s house, where many events are coordinated.