Watt is today’s tour_
Watt is today’s tour?
As some of you may have guessed from the subtle hint in the title, this post will be about light! I enjoyed writing about floor tiles last week, so I thought I’d write about another common thing for this week as well. If you’re feeling down, I hope this post will lighten up your mood.
Let’s begin this tour with what I believe to be the most important of all lights. The illuminated exit sign. I took this picture at 3 am in the hallway that separates two residential halls, Sevy and Burton. This picture I took looks like something from a horror movie, but trust me, the scariest thing you’ll encounter at Carleton is more frightening. (Finals week is coming up in 4 weeks and I’m already getting goosebumps just thinking about it.)
After walking for about 5 seconds, we reach the hallway in front of the Great Hall. The dissertation writing wall of the hallway is lined with electric lights that resemble candles.
Next, we move 10 steps forward and tilt our head https://ep.jhu.edu/ up and see four candles gathered together to lighten the hallway. I tried taking a picture so that you could view the whole picture, but sadly, I am not tall enough to accomplish such a task. Here is a view of what it looks like if you stand right below the candle and look up at it.
I would like to post more pictures of lights at Carleton, but sadly, it was 3 am and -18°C (-0.4°F), so I decided to head back to my room and warm up with a cup of green tea. Walking in the hallways alone past midnight with only the light to guide me, I learned that the students and the professors are not the only things bright here at Carleton.
P.S. Sorry for all the bad puns in this post, I’m just a very bright person. Haha, sorry again. I’ll stop for real now.
An is a freshman from Japan who is thankful that Minneapolis has a direct flight from Tokyo. She loves animals, both stuffed and alive, and one of the hardest parts of packing for college for her was choosing which plushie to bring to Carleton or, sadly, leave at home. She is currently undecided about her major and is excited to explore new subjects.