Monday, November 12, 2012

Remembering one of many

The Graduate College (tower visible in yesterday's mist) was home to "father of computer science," Alan Turing, while he earned his PhD at Princeton University. Turing had a crucial role Britain's WWII codebreaking activities.
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(More at Princeton's Turing Centennial siteGoogle's tribute and the Science Museum exhibit, London.)

17 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Interesting and absolutely gorgeous photo!

a.s.m. said...

Excelente foto y un bello paisaje, con el añadido de la niebla dando una suavidad al paisaje. Un saludo, Ángel
Me gustan las aportaciones históricas.

Tanya said...

beautiful photo!!

Adele said...

That's a beuty! Interesting info on Turing.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

What a gorgeous photo and very interesting explanation.

LONDONLULU said...

@all - thanks so much! Turing was overlooked (and not well-treated) in his lifetime, but left a lasting legacy!

Catherine Goron said...

Great shot Lulu! love the mist and sleepy trees, so moody and evocative...

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the fog and lighting here. Well done.

hamilton said...

Turing was very badly treated in his lifetime, and almost ignored in his death. Yet, he was a brilliant mind. The misty shot is very symbolic.

William Kendall said...

Just the right mood for the day. Good shot.

LOLfromPasa said...

I spotted your photo this morning and have been looking forward all day to letting you know how much I love it. It has an English feel to it and is just beautiful. Perfect for today!

Petrea Burchard said...

Lovely, Lulu. I agree with LOL, it has an English feel to it.

LONDONLULU said...

Thanks again for your kind comments!

LOLfromPasa and Petrea, Mr. L always thought this corner of Princeton looked like England!:)

hamilton - so sadly true - I mentioned in my earlier comment. He was a genius & left such a legacy.

Randy said...

Fog makes for some wonderful photographs.

Adele said...

"Beauty" :-) And I'd like to think society has come a long way since that time. What an appalling way to treat a human being...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautifully ethereal image Lulu, gorgeous. I remember seeing a doco about Bletchly Park and what went on there during the war..fascinating indeed!

Paul B said...

Turing was little known years ago but he has been rightly recognised these last few years. I love this picture.