Sunday, September 20, 2009

Princeton Revisited


I'm featuring buildings made of bricks at my Something Sighted blog and I plan on featuring Princeton University in most of my posts here this week.
Princeton is such a historic and wonderful place to see. Many of the buildings are decorated with beautiful stone carvings. I hope you enjoy the series.
If you would like to see my previous posts about this historic Ivy League institution please click here.

23 comments:

Kcalpesh said...

These look cool. Very artistic! Reminds me of the delwara temples in India's Gujarat State.

Sunny said...

What amazing architecture and to think of the workmanship in constructing these buildings. They are a work of art.
I look forward to your series.
Sunny :)

Thom said...

How nice..okay I'm too lazy but what does it say on those buildings?

Regina said...

How I wish one of my kids can go there. Just a dream. We are too far.
Awesome architecture.
Thanks for sharing James.

Vogon Poet said...

@ Thom - 'Dedicated to the mother and the son with love' (not literal) the first.
'Old and New Testament' the second.

Great buildings and wonderful details. I am sure to enjoy this series!

Malyss said...

To have to study in such beautyful buildings must be very inspiring for students!and probably for professors too..I'm impatient to see the folllowing pictures!

Hilda said...

The details are all magnificent! And your photos are fantastic as usual — and I'm glad! We can appreciate the beauty better because of your sharp and well-composed photos.

I'm definitely going to enjoy this series. I really hope my work doesn't get crazy this week.

And I'm glad Mr Poet is here to translate the Latin!

mbkatc230 said...

Gorgeous photos of such beautiful buildings. I'm looking forward to seeing more. The detail is incredible. Have a great week. Kathy

Tom said...

What beautiful skilled work these are... I see lots of carvings on our buildings.... mostly churches... but ours have been attacked by air born pollutents over the last 150 years and many of the carvings are just outlines now... the details eat away by the acid in the rain.

JM said...

I've checked all Princeton posts. The architecture is fantastic and so are your photos!
Thank you for the nice comment on my blog.

Tinsie said...

These carvings are very impressive :-)

Lois said...

Absolutely gorgeous James! I could wander around that campus all day just staring at the buildings.

Sistertex said...

All very nice, though I really like the second image the best. Never been to Princeton!

Thérèse said...

Totally in agreement with Malyss...

kaye said...

I'm looking forward to these posts. I've always wanted to see Princeton.

amatamari© said...

This series is a wonderful beginning!!!

ellievellie said...

I remember I had a professor in college back home in Bulgaria. The man attended Princeton - he started every sentence with "When I was in Princeton" - we the student used to call him George /that was his name/ Princeton the Third :)
Great school! Great architecture!

Asta said...

Hi James,

This is such a gorgeous place. I love all the details in your pictures. Must see more-:)

Best regards
Asta

Cheryl said...

Just amazing. The beauty in the colors and architecture is awesome.

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello dear James!
Thanks for your always comments and please forgive us for our absence. We were travelling again and now I have a lot of things to put in order here! :)
Beautiful pictures, I loved the "pink"colour bricks in the last one and all details!
The second detail picture is fabulous as well, with all monkeys and so on ! :)
Hugs
God bless you
Léia

Peter said...

Beautiful buildings, a fantastic university! I wonder how many of today's students may understand the latin inscriptions?

Peter said...

Beuatiful buildings, fabulous university...! I wonder how many of today's students may understand the latin inscriptions?

ruma2008 said...

Hello ,James. I was surprised in the history of Ivy League. In addition, the solemn building is impressive. It is a very interesting works. Thank you for introducing it. I look forward to this series.ruma