I was up on the roof of the architecture building earlier this week and it got me thinking about the large number of pictures we’ve seen that were taken by people up on the roof of one campus building or another.
But what you don’t see quite so often is photos of people actually up there on the roof. There are some, though, and they fall into several categories. First–and I can’t recall too many of these–there are people fooling around. I suspect that most people who are up there fooling around don’t want to be seen.
Second, there are people working. I fall into this category, at least most of the time, although I have been known to fool around just a little bit.
And finally (and most interesting) there are security guys for big events. This image is from Putin’s visit in 2001 :
And this one is from the Economic summit in 1990:
Bonus: An early arriving reader sends a photo from this glorious morning.