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:
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:
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.