We were getting situated, had just grabbed pastries, and about to do a mic check for that morning's midterm briefing when the fire alarm went off. Fifteenth floor!
Mudd Hall, Columbia University
D is for my dad: he visited the city to give a talk on ITER to the Applied Physics folks and a few SIPA classmates whom I lead astray.
Top of the Rock, Rockefeller Center
D is also for my new hand-me-down camera given to me by my dad as an early birthday present.In this shot he was taking a picture of me with the Empire State Building in the background when I noticed the reflection in his lens and said, "Wait, Dad, don't move!". This will make taking better photos (hopefully) easier and picking them out harder!
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Yes, the photo is grainy because there was no flash photgraphy in church that day. Why? Because there were crazy animals in church that day instead! Camel, reindeer, yak, tortoise, wallaby, macaque, monkeys, llama, donkey, mini hourse, macaw, baby swans, chickens, ducks, bunnies, turkeys, Golden Eagle, Aplomado Falcon, service dog, AND people brought their pups, cats, gerbels, lizards, and I even saw a fish. And they were all blessed with one fell swoop.
Columbia's Faculty House
I took the "free personal pan pizza" bait and checked out the re-opened Faculty House. It's got a nice view of Morningside Park, the Upper West Side, and of my Urban Water Infrastructure reading.
Hudson Highlands State Park, New York
I went on a hike with a group from the Cathedral and it didn't even rain on our parade. We hiked up for the view of Cold Spring, the Hudson, and Westpoint across the way.