WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

13 September 2013


1. ISE Lab, UD Campus, iPhone 4s, September 2013;© Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2013

1. ISE Lab, UD Campus, iPhone 4s, September 2013;© Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2013

2. ISE Lab, UD Campus, iPhone 4s, September 2013;© Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2013

2. ISE Lab, UD Campus, iPhone 4s, September 2013;© Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2013

Let me know which you prefer and why.


I am fortunate to live in a university town, where I received my undergraduate and graduate education. Because I take pride in labeling myself a lifelong learner, I take advantage of this precious gift by enrollment in courses.

Since I frequent main campus, I have been wanting to investigate a newly-erected futuristic science lab: ISE (Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Lab). It’s facade astounds, and its interior rivals that outward gaze.

In the Lens section are two photographs taken last week. I spent an hour strolling inside, and wandering through its marvelous design.

But it is the building’s capabilities that drew me into its beauty and possibilities. Classrooms and laboratories were created to provide the best research environment for collaborations, discoveries and problem solving.

One cannot imagine the ideas and projects that will emerge from within its walls. I cannot wait to go back for another peek.

Note: As always I welcome any comment about this post or any part of my blog.

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40 Responses to WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

  1. djmrakiey says:

    the 2nd photo because it looks surreal 🙂

  2. The play of lights, it’s brightness , the colors and choice of subject are just perfect for the theme. Great shots! Have a wonderful week.

  3. I like them both – the first for its warm colours but the second because it goes somewhere – and looks like the setting for sci-fi adventure…

  4. Tina Schell says:

    Excellent response Sally! I love the break in the staircase in the first shot, but the lights in the second are wonderful. Tough choice! And you’re right, its amazing to think of what will go on there over time as young minds expand and grow.

  5. #1 is interesting… because it looks like there are different layers of depth. It definitely looks very science-y and futuristic because of the sharpness of the image and the flow of the light, but at the same time the warm colours make it inviting. Love it!

  6. munchow says:

    Both images are lovely, I really like the colours, the light, forms and lines in the photo of the staircase, and I like the eerie feeling and the off-colours of the hallway. I think the later will have to be my favourite, it opens up for a lot of different associations.

  7. Gallivanta says:

    I like the first photo best. I found the stairs pleasing and welcoming. Yesterday I was enjoying a lovely post on architecture and education. Your post reminded me of it. Do you know it? http://duranvirginia.wordpress.com/2013/09/12/how-does-architecture-affect-education/#comments

  8. Ese' s Voice says:

    That staircase is magnificent! Really love the colors.

  9. I really like the perspective in the first photo and the use of lighting.

  10. elisaruland says:

    I like them both, each for their unique characteristics. The top for the drama, the bottom for its softness.

    Happy, weekend, Sally!

  11. Geoff says:

    I like the warm tones in the first one but I’m a total suckers for high gloss so I’m going for the second one 🙂

  12. Madhu says:

    What a lovely staircase! And beautifully captured 🙂

  13. vastlycurious.com says:

    Love the high gloss floors! I feel like I am at work : )

  14. I like number 1 better because it helps me see a staircase in a surprising and inspiring way! I also prefer color to black and white in most cases.

  15. Love the glow you got in the hallway. I have to check out Donatello, I’m aways ready to learn something new too.

  16. dimlamp says:

    I like them both, fabulous capture of light in both.

  17. suelca says:

    Full of reflection, lovely colors & great use of light. I prefer #1, tho only slightly. Nice work!

  18. Allan G. Smorra says:

    I like the graphic nature and colors of the first photo.

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