Last night I typed out quick notes on how to approach this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. I did some reading on the three types of symmetry; translation, rotation, reflection, and glide reflection.
Symmetry is “the quality of being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis” or “correct or pleasing proportion of the parts of a thing”.
This afternoon, I was inspired to visit the Princeton University campus, specifically, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs which is now called the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.
In 1963, the psychology and sociology departments were relocated to Green Hall on the corner of Washington St. and William St. The building had been previously occupied by the School of Engineering. In 2013, the Princeton University psychology department moved again, to Peretsman-Scully Hall. I parked on William Street, stopping to photograph the Washinton Road entrance to Green Hall. It was hard to position the camera to ensure that the scene was evenly balanced.
The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs is a short walk from Green Hall. Go read my previous post to learn more about how the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs became the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.
Having photographed what I wanted, I walked around the Princeton University campus observing other examples of symmetry at the Princeton University Chapel and East Pyne Hall. There are numerous doors to the Chapel, so many, that one wonders if they are escape hatches for some purpose.
I looked down the middle between the east and west entrances of Pyne Hall, taking pains to line up the arches to showcase the symmetry. Inside the archway, the ceiling details continue the gothic style of architecture found at the University, which is one of the nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution.
Submitted for the 100DaysToOffload project.