I went back today for a closer look at the other pictures of the academic procession. We have only three photos from this event, which is kind of tragic as you’ll soon see.
It’s clear that the procession began by Gate 3, by the dormitories, and headed north. Keep in mind that these pictures are a bit deceptive–the distances here are smaller than they appear from this angle. This was not a particularly long walk.
What you see in this picture is the beginning of the turn to the east–the band is out in front. But look to the right of the band–see that guy standing by himself with the camera?? We have zero photos from that angle. If you have them or know who does, please call me immediately. I guarantee I will take your call! (Actually, in all honesty, if you want to reach me email is pretty much the only way to do it.)
And then look at the guy in the car just in front of the band. He has a movie camera! Where did that come from?!
The other photo is a bit of an anti-climax after all that excitement. Still, it’s not totally without merit. Click on it to enlarge, zoom in, then see how many methods of transportation you can find. Very entertaining! (I get four. Five, I guess, if you count walking.) They’re just walking east, along today’s loop.
In conclusion, I’m more certain now that I was correct last night. The gate visible in yesterday’s picture must be Gate 2. Just to be sure, I scanned a photo of the main gate taken on the same day. That’s definitely not the same gate. I do wonder who that fellow is.
In regard to the lamp post, I think the way to figure out which one it is, is to check out the manhole cover that guy is standing on. This gives me an excuse to revisit my favorite topic–drainage. (Also, I will tell you who that guy was.)