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MIT student blogger Anelise N. '19

Winter by Anelise N. '19

Through the camera lenses of people who don't have winter

Around 7:15 this evening, it started snowing in Cambridge.

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While heading back to my dorm, I ran into Kevin. The both of us being from California, we were ecstatic and decided to go grab our cameras and take as many random pictures as we could.

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These people, in true MIT fashion, got right down to business and started making snowballs.
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A picture inside a picture…
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The Alchemist!
Bunnies!
We saw tons of bunnies in Killian Court!

 

We’re talking big, fluffy, ephemeral flakes of snow, not that pretzel-salt stuff you get pelted with while skiing. It floated down lackadaisically, eddied in the streetlights along dorm row, and soon covered the entire campus in a powdered-sugar cast.

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It’s incredible how different everything looks covered in snow. Maybe it’s just my untrained eyes, but everyday objects take on a poetic aspect dusted in powdery white. As another friend (also from California) put it: “One minute I was walking through MIT, and now I’m walking through Narnia!”

 

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Laura was making a beautiful piece of art in the snow!
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Trees
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Bicycles
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Even this person’s car. Hey, I wonder who did that?!

 

The snow didn’t last very long; soon it started raining, and it had melted significantly by the time we made it back to dorm row.

But never fear! There’s some hope of a snowstorm on Saturday. And I’m sure we’ll get enough snow over the next few months to satisfy everybody from California’s appetite for it!

 

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*You can find the rest of my and Kevin’s pictures here. (I highly recommend looking through Kevin’s pictures, he photographed the bunnies in Killian Court quite prolifically!)