I was recently up scouting the College of Mount St. Vincent, which has a gorgeous campus overlooking the Hudson River. Mount St. Vincent often appears during daylight hours as an archetypal college in movies and TV shows (the movie Doubt in particular). But personally, I love visiting at night. Seriously – how can you beat this?
There’s definitely a wonderfully eerie vibe as you walk alone past the high-peaked buildings, trees rustling as a cold breeze blows in off the Hudson. But as I rounded a corner, I began to get the distinct feeling I was being watched.
I looked up…
Someone was staring down. Not moving…just staring:
As the seconds ticked, I had a serious Psycho-moment – was that mother in the window??
Then I realized it literally wasn’t moving at all, and was probably just a mannequin, or maybe an art student’s statue. Regardless, highest praise to whoever propped it there, intentionally or otherwise – a perfect addition to a brightly lit window in a towering brick school building.
PS – And check out this shadow!
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