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Heather Finds Peace and Serenity in Front of Baker Institute by David Engle

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Taken by
David Engle David Engle
Explore score
0.74 Gigapixels
Date added
Dec 06, 2008
Date taken
Dec 06, 2008

Leica D-Lux 3


Zoltan and I set up our robots and cameras and while taking our second set of panoramas this day at Rice at Jamail Plaza, discovered Heather, a philosophy student, who was very happy to be included in this Gigapan, which has to be seen in Google Earth via the link.

Behind Heather is: James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy Rice University

James A. Baker is currently a senior partner in the law firm of Baker Botts as well as Honorary Chairman of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice university

To see Zoltan's version of this panorama, click on: gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=13647
In my collection of Rice panoramas, there is another GigaPan, taken last August before Hurricane Ike:
NOTE: On the home page, a link can be found, "Browse Gigapans in Google Earth..." Clicking on that will d/l a file called gigapan.kml and then clicking on that file will then open GE and load all geocoded GigaPans, which allows you to see all the GigaPans from all over the world including all the ones that have been taken on the campus of Rice University. Once the loading process is completed, "fly to" Rice University.

Gigapan Comments (2)

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  1. David Engle

    David Engle (December 10, 2008, 04:53AM )

    Thanks for the question. Inside of Baker Hall (named after James Baker III, Secretary of State during President George H.W. Bush's administration) is the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, which I always refer to as Baker Institute and actually say Baker Institue instead of Baker Hall. Basically, Baker Institute is a 'Think Tank' with some of the best minds involved in puplic policy. In this panorama, to your left is a rather imposing building whose name is McNair Hall ( www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id= 9653) and iside of it is the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management, but since I am not that familiar with that school as I am with Baker, I call it McNair Hall. The look of confidence that you see on Heather's face is not unlike any of the students that pass through Baker Institute. They all leave Rice prepared for what comes their way in their future.

  2. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (December 10, 2008, 02:33AM )

    What is the purpose of Baker Institute? Who is or was Baker?

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3509 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 737 megapixels (63459 x 11622 pixels)
Input images: 240 (30 columns by 8 rows)
Field of view: 294.4 degrees wide by 53.9 degrees high (top=37.7, bottom=-16.2)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: LEICA
Camera model: D-LUX 3
Image size: 4224x2376 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2008-12-06 16:25:44 - 2008-12-06 16:47:30
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.008
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 112.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 50.4 to 59.6 percent
Vertical overlap: 43.1 to 45.4 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 5:32:52 (1:23 per picture)
Alignment: 9:29, Projection: 19:08, Blending: 5:04:15

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