Friday, May 25, 2012

Life on a spring day

"I think of Princeton as being lazy and good-looking and aristocratic—you know, like a spring day."
-F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise
(Actually, it's been Princeton University's exam week, so students couldn't be *complete* layabouts!)

8 comments:

cieldequimper said...

I like the quote but I would have thought that graduating from Princeton isn't a piece of cake! :-)

Chrissy Brand said...

Idyllic scene and good luck to students everywhere!

Tanya said...

nice way to spend an afternoon!

LOLfromPasa said...

Looks like a scene from a film. Lovely.

LONDONLULU said...

cieldequimper - I always wondered why Fitzgerald thought a Princeton education might entail being "lazy"!

Chrissy - thanks so much! So glad I'm not a student anymore :)

Tanya - thank you and thanks so much for dropping by!

LOLfromPasa - aw, thanks so much! :)

Adele said...

Since I (still) haven't read the book, I can't be sure, but is he saying Princeton students, or Princeton itself? Or both?? (Although, I can't think of ANYTHING about Princeton that would involve laziness!) Either way, I love this photo, and wish there were some Ivy Covered Walls in my past. Thanks for taking us there for a bit!

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks idyllic but I think university life is/was hectic. :)

LONDONLULU said...

Adele - Thank you! I wondered too, he might very well have meant both, but honestly, there is no way a Princeton student could be lazy in this day & age! :)

EG CameraGirl - I couldn't agree more! So glad I'm not a student!