By Sarah G. Erickson

In Photos: Snapshots of Spring Break

Crimson photographers traveled around the country and world during the College’s spring break last week. From famed fortresses in Puerto Rico and vast coral reefs in Panama to flowers in Philadelphia and streetscapes in New York City, these are snapshots of what they saw at home and abroad.
By Crimson Multimedia Staff

By Sarah G. Erickson

A Red-Lored Parrot perches in a green and red tree at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Bocas del Toro, Panamá. Crimson photographer Sarah G. Erickson ’25 spent spring break doing invertebrate biology research at the institute with classmates in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology 51: Biology and Evolution of Invertebrate Animals.

A vast array of coral reefs cover the island archipelago of Bocas del Toro. Students in OEB 51 spent the week snorkeling to study invertebrates.

Rays of sun peer through the clouds over the Caribbean Sea.

In Puerto Rico, photographer Briana Howard Pagán ’26 captured scenes from the Castillo San Felipe del Morro, also known as El Morro. The famous fortress is located in the historic district of Old San Juan.

Colorful tulips glow under the light at the annual Philadelphia Flower Show, “United by Flowers.” Photographer Addison Y. Liu ’25 attended the weeklong celebration of horticulture at the city’s convention center, which features a sprawling display of floral sculptures.

Across the country in Tucson, Arizona, photographer Daniel Morales Rosales ’27 captured a retro drive-thru liquor store.

Down the street, the sun sets behind Tucson Mountain Park west of the city.

At Picacho Peak, 40 miles outside of Tucson, the sky turns shades of red and purple behind silhouettes of cacti as the sun sets.

At the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, visitors crowd up the stairs to the second-floor galleries of European paintings.

Downstairs, the Costume Institute presents “Women Dressing Women” for their fall season. The exhibition explores the legacy of female fashion designers through the last century, featuring works from more than seventy renowned artists.

On the West Side of Manhattan, photographer Julian J. Giordano ’25 captures the old 69th Street Transfer Bridge in the Hudson River. The structure — now on the National Register of Historic Places — was used by the New York Central Railroad to move train cars onto barges that carried them across the river to New Jersey.

A red sign for the Empire Hotel glows over the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Manhattan. The hotel and its iconic neon sign have been fixtures of the neighborhood since 1923.

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