This is the other side of the building that I showed in "Passageway 3 - Princeton" that I posted a few days ago. In this photo I decided to show more of the building to give some idea of how big it is. You can see several students standing in the passageway. There are entrances to each classroom wing on the inside of the passageway. This photo was taken on the same day as I took the photo of the other side of the building. I don't know if you will be able to enlarge the photo on the web enough to see all of the architectural detail of this building, but I wanted a photo to show some of its size. The two wings go off in a sort of "V" shape from the passageway. I do have shots without any students, but decided to go with this one to give some perspective to the size of the building. From wandering the campus, this was the largest building that I saw, but I could be wrong about that. Without a wide angle lens and more distance, it was not possible to capture more of the entire building. Even if that were done, you would then lose all of the architectural detail because of the FAR size restrictions. There are also trees and other impediments which make it impossible to capture the entire building from any one location. I found this to be true of many of the buildings on the old part of the campus and it was true of all of the largest buildings. All of the buildings, except this right along the main Princeton streets are set at angles to each other. In this photo I gave up some of the close-up detail in favor of size. I hope you will like the result.
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.
This was shot with a Nikon D200 with an 18.0-70.0 mm lens, f/3.8, 1/30, ISO 100, focal length 24 mm, used a tripod, shot in RAW
Tags: Photo journalism