Friday, August 21, 2009
Bench of the Week #5
This Bench of the Week is from Cornell University. I think it's a very old bench. Inscribed on the back is the following message:
"TO THOSE WHO SHALL SIT HERE REJOICING, TO THOSE WHO SHALL SIT HERE MOURNING, SYMPATHY AND GREETING; SO WE HAVE DONE IN OUR TIME. 1892 A.D.W.- H.M.
I would assume that the A.D.W. stands for Andrew Dixon White the co-founder of Cornell University. I'm not sure of the H.M.
I like the bench as it reaches across time to speak to us today. It helps to put thing in perspective. It's a great bench for overlooking Cayuga Lake far below the University.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/25 sec, Aperture f/8.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 17 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 28mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, tripod.