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Triple Arches - Princeton University

By dollvr713
This is part of my collection of my photos from the Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA campus. This is one of the entrances to the older section of the campus from the Borough of Princeton, as the town is called. You can see one of the internal campus streets through the arches. Like many of the other archways on campus, this is in the middle of a large dormitory, part of which you can see on each side of the arches. There are entrances into the two wings of the building on the left and on the right from doorways within the archways. The buildings on the old portion of the campus are very large and in most cases they are placed at odd angles to each other making it impossible to see, let alone photograph, the entire building from a single point. I could not get a photo of this entire building, even from across the street because it is too long and there are impediments in the way. I also used this shot because I wanted people to see the architectural detail of the arches and their depth. The campus has many arched passageways and I will be posting even more of them. Each of them is different and all have different types of views.

Princeton University was originally call the College of New Jersey when it was established at another location nearby in 1746 and 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. The University was relocated to Nassau Hall, which still stands and is in use even today, in Princeton in 1756. Nassau Hall was the scene of meetings of the Continental Congress (which preceded our current form of government) in the Spring and Fall in 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 American Revolutionary War is commonly considered to have start in 1776. The American Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, and that date is currently celebrated as the United States Independence Day. General George Washington was victorious at the Battle of Princeton on January 3, 1777 and numerous other battles were fought in the area of Princeton. The Final Peace Treaty between the British and the United States of America was signed on September 3, 1883, The Treaty of Paris, in Paris, France.

Shot using a Nikon D200 with an 18-70 mm lens using a tripod and natural lighting. This was shot on an overcast day in between light rain showers, one of which I spent in this archway. Camera settings: f/4.5, 1/180 second, ISO 250, focal length 31 mm, shot in RAW

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LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2011 7:08AM
Yet another wonderful shot.

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