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Passageway 5 - Princeton

By dollvr713
This is part of my series of photos showing the architecture on the older section of the Princeton University campus, Princeton, New Jersey, USA. This is another one of the many passageways in the "middle" of a building and there are many passageways on the campus. The passageways are not always in the exact center of the buildings, but they all have either dormitories and classrooms on both sides of them. There are entrances to each wing of the building from inside the passageway. I was especially fond of this photo because of the open windows about the arched passageway and the beautiful vista of the campus on the other side of the passageway. If you look closely or enlarge the photo on your screen (Cntl + on a PC) you will see a couple holding hands at the far end of the walkway. This photo was taken on 8/16/2011 on my first of three recent shoots, which happened to be a cloudy day.

This portion is been edited since it was last published to correct the date of the Treaty of Paris, the start of the Revolutionary War and to clarify the July 4th signing date of the Declaration of Independence.

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 1775. The American Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776 (this was the date of the first signature as not all of the "states" had approved the document to allow their representatives sign it on the same date). July 4th 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 in 1783, in Paris, France.

Camera information: Nikon D200 with 18.0-70.0 mm lens, shot in raw using a tripod, f/4.5, 1/160, ISO 250, focal length 25.0 mm

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LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2011 7:06AM
Another niveview through shot, but does it need straightening?

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27 Oct 2011 9:40PM
I looked at the photo on the Web and I thought maybe it needed straightening also. I went back to the photo in Photoshop and used the Marquee vertical line tool to check on the verticals, and they were correct. Even after verifying the verticals again (I always do it before posting), it still looks like it needs to be straightened. I'm not sure why this photo gives a false impression. I'm sure it has something to do with the archways, but I can't put my finger on it.

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