This is part of my series of architectural photos of the Princeton University, Princeton NJ, USA This is a long passageway from inside one interior courtyard to a large grassy area of the campus. I took other photos of the interior of the courtyard, but the sun was not right for that shot, so I will try to find the spot on the campus to take a photo of more of this inner courtyard. the building is quite large and is built in a square shape with an open courtyard in the center with only archways in or out of it. This is another case where it is impossible to show the entire courtyard. Inside the archways are doorways on both sides that lead into the dormitories. If you look through the arch, you will see two people on the left side. The sizing of the photo for FAR makes this difficult to see, but in reality, when Photoshop is set at 300 ppi instead of the 72 ppi for the Web, it is quite easy to see the people and they are also interesting.
Princeton University was originally called the College of New Jersey when it was established in a nearby community in 1746 and it kept that name for 150 years. It was the 4th British established institution of higher learning in the Colonies that later became the United States of America. It was relocated to Nassau Hall, which still stands and is being used even now, in Princeton in 1756. Nassau Hall was the scene of meetings of the Continental Congress (which preceded our current Congressional system) in the Spring and Fall of 1783. Princeton University is one of the eight universities that are known as the Ivy League schools, seven of which were chartered before the American Revolutionary War. Ivy League schools are considered some of the most elite universities in the United States. The main campus consists of 180 buildings on 500 acres. In the Spring of 2010 the total faculty was 1,132. The total student body for the 2009 - 2010 school year was 7,494.
The American Revolutionary War is commonly considered to have started in 1776. The American Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, and the date is currently celebrated as the United States Independence day. General George Washington was victorious at the Battle of Princeton on January 3, 1777. Numerous other battles were fought in the area of Princeton. The Final Peace Treaty between the British and the United States of America, The Treaty of Paris, was signed on September 3, 1883, in Paris, France.
Camera Information: Nikon D200, 18-70 mm lens using a tripod, f/4.5, 1/13/ ISP 200, focal length 44 mm, shot in raw.
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