Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Photo op

A sure sign of summer's end is the return of Princeton University students. These first-year freshmen - so excited and happy - had gathered for a group portrait. At left, BBC reporters interviewed an excited Princeton parent (it's pretty funny the BBC was there!).

(My camera battery chose that moment to die, so I sadly resorted to my phone.) 

13 comments:

Chrissy Brand said...

Still looks a good photo- there's something inspiring about the September return to college (or even work after the summer holidays).

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Amazing similarities between the gatehouse in the background and the kind of architecture which is familiar to me from the Cambridge, UK, colleges. Except that the Cambridge students won't be back for a few weeks yet.

Adele said...

Well, your phone did a great job. It's like I'm right there. I especially like the light!

a.s.m. said...

Me gusta el color ligeramente virado que le has dado al color, la imagen trasmite la emoción del comienzo de curso.

Un saludo: Angel Sánchez

LONDONLULU said...

Chrissy - thanks! The post-summer changes really do feel like a new chapter :)

John - I think Princeton U. tried to model some of their buildings after ones at Cambridge! The ones in Cambridge being the beautiful originals of course.

Adele - thanks! I shouldn't be so harsh on my old phone :)

a.s.m. - thank you! I regret my camera battery died, but hoped to capture some of the student's excitement :)

Dianne said...

To think they are that excited to be back at school ... I guess it's not any old school it's Princeton! I'm wondering what the entire population of that college would be?

LOLfromPasa said...

Hooray for our mobile phones! What a great shot you got. BBC? Amazing! Talk about coincidence - we were speaking to a CNN camera man today who is off to film Prince Andrew at St Andrews Golf Club at weekend.

Jenny Woolf said...

Somehow that reminds me of a scene from Harry Potter. Don't ask me why! :)

Randy said...

That's a big group.

LONDONLULU said...

Dianne - it's funny to think school would be so exciting :) - I think the uni has about 2,500 undergraduates.

LOLfromPasa - too funny and amazing - though I think your professional golf tournament warrants international news coverage, a new college semester not so much! :)

Jenny - LOL, that's going to make me think of Harry Potter next time I pass this building! :)

Randy - they were massive - freshman sure make themselves heard/seen!

EG CameraGirl said...

The beginning of their life at university! I do remember that feeling, although it was a long, long time ago. ;)

LONDONLULU said...

EG - I remember that feeling too, although it was likewise eons ago for me :))

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Jolly good phone image Lulu, it's amazing to see all those eager students, at first I thought it was a walk/run thing!!