Monday, September 21, 2009

A Pint or a Prayer at Princeton


I'm sure students at Princeton feel a lot of pressure, just look at the guy in the middle photo who is getting his head squeezed by the sculpture.
I took the the bottom two photos on the campus and the top one is a pub across the street.

Thank you to Vogon Poet for translating the Latin.
To see the rest of my Princeton posts please click here.

37 comments:

Pagan Sphinx said...

These are fantastic. I love the one of the student and the sculpture, especially. I love outdoor/public art.

Pam said...

Good one, James.. snicker,snicker:)
Great shots of Princeton! Did you go to the pub before or after you snapped the guy getting his head squeezed :)

Sunny said...

Ouch! Can you hear me now?
Great pictures, as always. I love the contrast of the stonework against the blue sky.
Sunny :)

Sylvia K said...

Yeah, I was going to say the same thing as Sunny! Marvelous shots, James, as always. I love the pub, but church against those blue skies is really beautiful! What can I say? Another terrific post!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

marcia@joyismygoal said...

This has everything I like old historically valuable buildings and comic irony- nice post w/ spectacular shots

ewok1993 said...

what's that funky looking sculpture? i like it a lot.

eileeninmd said...

Great photos and hard to pcik a favorite. The stonework on the building is wonderful.

Thom said...

Great caption for the second picture. What a beautiful campus.

Lucy the Cat said...

Yes, that looks pretty painful.

I love the pub sign, and I especially love the last picture. I wonder if that's a chapel or just buildings.

mbkatc230 said...

Gorgeous shots, as always. The last one in particular is just breathtaking. The spires against the sky are just amazing. Kathy

Carol said...

Nice shots...beautiful architectural detail on the buildings in the last shot...what luck, a pub across the street from campus...

Sistertex said...

Terrific as usual! Love the photo of the sign! Very nice, James.

Carolyn Ford said...

Those are very nice! The colors are so rich and beautiful. The pub looks very inviting...did you go there? Nice post...definitely a nice post!

Martha in PA said...

Awesome! I met my ex in a "pub" called the Yankee Doodle!

Regina said...

Great surroundings! Beautiful shots.

Olivier said...

j'aime bien la photo avec la sculpture, elle sert de cadre pour le personnage, bravo
I like the photograph well with the sculpture, she acts as frame for the figure, bravo

magiceye said...

wonderful compositions

Kcalpesh said...

Great photos once again. The guy in the middle photo seems to be talking on the phone and the sharp points of the sculpture seem to be pointing right at the guy's ear... :-)

Vogon Poet said...

The nicest thing about these three photos is that they give three different view of the same place, even the off-campus one.

Grace and Bradley said...

I visited Princeton some 20 years ago, and still remember the traditional old ivy league school look. Love your photos.

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable place, I think if I had the opportunity to study there I could spend a lot of time walking around enjoying the lovely atmosphere.
Wonderful pictures!
By the way..you are always right dear friend, congrats because we were at Switzerland in fact!
We have a great time in Lausanne!
Hugs
:) Léia

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Looks just wonderful there. I suppose a little bit of the money set aside for tuition goes into the coffers of that pub. Which is, by the way, a neat looking building.


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Lois said...

I love those old buildings. They just scream tradition!

Hilda said...

I hope that's not a question but if it is, the answer is definitely BOTH! Love the stonework of both though one's charming and the other's magnificent. Funny middle photo too. Did you have to wait long before someone passed through? :D

Malyss said...

The first and last are really great, out of time, allowing to imagine how life could be in past times. The second is funny! perfect illustration for the word "pressure"!

Snap said...

Wonderful post! Of course there would a pub near the university! I love *getting his head squeezed*! You were in the right place at the right time.

kaye said...

beautiful buildings, and I love the old style wooden sign for the pub.

B SQUARED said...

Let's see, the church before exams and the pub after.

Cheryl said...

Such wonderful shots. The buildings are beautiful.

amatamari© said...

I really do not know which of three
choose!
Wonderful series!

Asta said...

Hi James,

Now I know why I never desired the university life-:)

Love the pub shot. That looks more like me-:)

Best regards
Asta

Ebie said...

I am back! I love the University feel and its architecture. Your captures are great!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

James: Those are great photos from the campus, thanks for sharing with MWT.

Chin said...

Thanks for your always comments .
and look forward to see photo of Princeton University ;)

Catherine said...

lovely rich photos...

nadine1111 said...

Greeting!Goog sky,beautiful arhitektura.

Lawstude said...

wow. the last photo is just sooooo imposing. lovely shots of your place. thanks for sharing.