This is part of my series of architectural photos of the old portion of the campus of Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA. Taken 9/15/2011. I took this photo while standing in a nearby dormitory archway that was up a flight of stairs. I had ducked into the archway to get out of the intermittent rain of the day. I took this photo vertically because I liked the crenellations around the roof and the chimney. I am also quite fond of gargoyles like those found on both sides of the center of the archway entrance. There are numerous other decorative architectural features around this archway which I really liked. To get a perspective of the size of the archway, the door on the left is a standard size door. There were entrances into the dorms in the center of the archway to each wing. Through the archway you can see a courtyard and then another campus building. I decided not to crop this photo so that you could see as much of the building as possible. This area was secluded and I found it by accident. That is why I love to roam the campus, all the little hidden areas. I hope you enjoy another Princeton archway. I hope to have more in the future.
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 representative to 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 on September 3, 1883, in Paris, France.
Camera Information: Nikon D200 with an 18.0x70.0 lens. Shot in RAW using a tripod in a light drizzle; f/4.0, 1/60, ISO 100, focal length 29.0
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