A Day In Princeton University

As I mentioned in my previous entry, my camera gear has been catching dust most of the time – barring couple indoor occasions. The process of settling down and setting up the apartment – as I mentioned in the same post – had kept me indoors and more importantly, kept me away from the Weekend Photo-Expedition routine that I have become so used to. While I was wondering where to go and what to shoot so as to (re)start/continue the routine, I just realized that yesterday was Einstein’s 129th birthday 🙂 Knowing that and knowing that he worked in Princeton for a while, it wasn’t a tough decision to make: Princeton University would be the destination for my first photo-expedition in this part of the universe.

After a gloomy 40 mile drive spanning about an hour early in the morning, I found myself in aesthetically & architecturally pleasing Princeton University campus. The weather – owing to night-long rain – was much colder than I had anticipated (ended up using hand warmers). And probably because of the same reason, in addition to the fact that it was a Saturday, the campus seemed pretty empty. As such, I didn’t have to worry about people running in front of my camera or asking me questions and such. I must confess – that in spite of spending four hours – I could cover only a tiny part of the campus and as such, can imagine myself paying many more visits. Below are some of the shots:



Princeton University, NJ

The drive towards Princeton University



Princeton University, NJ



Princeton University, NJ



Princeton University, NJ



Princeton University, NJ



Princeton University, NJ



Princeton University, NJ



Princeton University, NJ



Princeton University, NJ

Something Interesting…



Princeton University, NJ

Coffee….



Princeton University, NJ

Holder Hall



Thanks to readings of science history, dear friend Pradeep, a camera store owner & a cop in Princeton, I got to know where exactly was the house where Einstein lived. On my way along the streets of Princeton, I did find more interesting entities:



Princeton University, NJ



Princeton University, NJ



Princeton University, NJ



Princeton University, NJ

The street where Einstein lived….



Princeton University, NJ

The house where Einstein lived…



Rest of the pictures from this trip are here.



It’s pretty hard to explain my excitement – growing up on the other side of planet earth and reading up on the biographies of many a great minds (mostly scientists – mostly physicists), it was always a dream to see this (along with many other) institutions. And today, I can check Princeton off of that list 🙂 Not only I like the University’s architecture and it’s heritage/history, I have – yes, just in one visit – developed a serious liking for the town as well. And as I mentioned before, I will be visiting this place for more reasons than one in the weeks to come.

8 Replies to “A Day In Princeton University”

  1. @Payal:
    Thanks for stopping by and glad you like the pictures. I didn’t expect to see fashion(able) statements/posters/flyers in Princeton Campus of all the places – but was pretty hard to pass up.

    If you wish to have portraits or fashion pictures taken, you know where to go and whom to contact 😀

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