Never visited Harvard Medical School? Whether or not you have, these images are likely to offer you an additional perspective of our unique campus.
The fall colors are brilliant. The lack of passers-by noticeable – or not. How long did it take to set up this shot? Also, does the crosswalk sign add or detract from this image?
Are those mini-houses on top of Warren Alpert? Huh.
I wonder if this is one of those inkblot tests. How much of abstract-type art can be a Rorschach test? I think I see ice cream/a chef’s hat. And a reflex hammer. And a napkin. What else?
As of November 2021, you can find an image of this exact courtyard, from a different vantage point, on Wikipedia.
What makes an image better or worse? The lighting (and indirectly, time of day) can be one factor. There must be so much more though.
To answer your question, balcony, it’s quite hard – maybe impossible – to tell elevation from this photo.
If I were on a platform, and the surroundings slowly moved downwards, I might just think that’s because the platform is moving up.
There was a bird on a rock close by, jumping excitedly next to me. Sadly, I didn’t take that picture in time. He/she soon hopped into some grass and the resulting image was not as I envisioned.
I always imagine that this is the picture that would be on the lock screens of Harvard Medical School computers. Not Gordon Hall or the Windows 10 coastal arch, but this. Imagine that.
I’ve shown this picture to quite a few people by now. “Where’s the other half of the staircase,” many ask. There isn’t an “other half.” This really is a semicircular stairway.
Does Facilities leave out those lawn chairs? Or did somebody else bring out that many of the same kind? I don’t know (either). Yet another question for me to ponder.
I flicked on the lights and boom, I saw the screen read “Hello.” (there wasn’t actually a boom. Not an audible one, at least.)
The text was quickly replaced and so this scene isn’t composed. Tables and chairs are as the previous class/group/users left it.
What’s with the title? Oh, good question. This is the 4th floor, you see. Unrelated note: Take a look at the lower left corner.
(Bonus from the slideshow:) Unrelated unrelated note: I precisely maxed out the character limit for the previous and next images.
That faint, faraway tinge of blue is the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) logo, lit up at night.
(Night photos of BCH – and the area, really – are surprisingly hard to come by online.) But back to the photo—I really like the dynamic essence of this image.