Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Postcard from Washington, DC: Capital view

{View of Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol, from the Lincoln Memorial
I was in Washington, DC for work not long ago and had a free hour (yay!), so relished the freedom to roam. I thought I'd share some DC shots in coming days.

Monday, February 25, 2013

$100,000 Reward!

Just a nod to last night's Oscar (Academy Award) nominees. A current rare documents exhibit at Firestone Library includes this 1865 "Wanted" poster for John Wilkes Booth and conspirators in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln: "The Murderer of our late beloved President, Abraham Lincoln, is still at large."

Friday, February 22, 2013

Good night

The day ends at the Institute Pond. That red flag means no ice skating. Just visible in the dying light are Canadian geese round the pond, not pleased by my presence.:) Enjoy your weekend! More at Ein Stück Himmel.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Bright afternoon

So sunny but so cold, near the Institute Woods and a metal sculpture (New Piece, by Tony Smith, 1966).

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

F for Furry Friend

It's a tough job, snapping photos one-handed, groggy before caffeine, while a furry friend distracts you on your morning commute...but someone's got to do it! More at ABC Wednesday.

Good morning 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A famous scholar

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited whereas imagination embraces the entire world."
 -Albert Einstein, inscription on bust at Princeton Borough Hall

Einstein moved to Princeton in 1933 and resided on Mercer Street until his death in 1955. The first thing he apparently did in Princeton? Buy an ice cream cone. (I'd shown his house here.)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Waiting for spring

This tree is much more patient than I, and more good looking too. (Alas, I do not know what kind it is.) Happy Monday! 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Cheesy love

Happy Valentine's at the cheesemongers! Legend has it that French milkmaids during the Hundred Years War made heart-shaped Coeur de Bray ("farmstead cheese with a bloomy rind and mushroom aroma") to express their love to English soldiers stationed in Normandy. Apologies for the dark indoor photo!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

After the storm

And all is calm once more. I wanted to take more photos, but it was 12F/-11C that morning - brrrr. (Thanks for all your kind/fun comments yesterday about my sister and her storm trek!)

Monday, February 11, 2013

During the storm

Eventually, we got only 7 inches (~18cm) of snow, but our northeast neighbors were harder hit. Below, to give more "flavor" of the storm, phone shots of Boston via my sister, who walked to work in the storm, amid a no-transportation ban and 25 inches of snow. My hat's off to her, a doctor on a hospital shift, and all who brave storms to keep us safe!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Peaceful, snow-hushed mornings

Though we're expecting a 'Hide your wife, hide your children' storm! Have a safe weekend. See more skies at Ein Stück Himmel.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

A sunny winter's day

And a little black squirrel scampering down the corridor. I love light-filled winter days.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

New Zealand National Theme Day | D for Dancers

Happy Waitangi Day - for CDP's Theme Day in NZ and ABC Wednesday. This post has more of a personal than a Princeton connection to NZ, but it was all I could think of besides a local movie sign for The Hobbit! At any rate, while I now live far away, I grew up in Hawaii, which shares a strong bond with other Polynesian cultures. These Māori dancers, shot on an Autumn trip, are students in Hawaii hailing from Aotearoa. Polynesian dances often enhanced oral storytelling. (Oh, the poi the women are using? Tricky! Ballet lessons were easier:)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Put on your game face

One more peek at the Oyster Bowl slurp fest for breast cancer (posted yesterday), those intense game faces! The champion was the guy in white baseball cap in second photo, 93 oysters in 2 minutes.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Oyster feast

Bon appétit! Instead of Sunday's big Super Bowl football game, I watched the Oyster Bowl, Princeton's annual oyster eating contest to benefit breast cancer. There was much cheering and much, much more slurping.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Summer, come back

Cheery parasols at Hinds Plaza (named in honor of a longtime resident, grandson of a former slave). See all entries for City Daily Photo's Umbrella theme day.