by Raj Sastry '20
We go to school in a pretty incredible place. The wonder of our school is not just the knowledgeable teachers, excellent facilities, and talented peers, but also the sheer beauty of our surroundings here on the Close. What began as a few photos here and there during my free period freshman year really hasn’t changed two years later. Almost all of these I photographed while going about my day on the Close (a few of them I specifically went to the Olmsted woods to get while the fall foliage was still intact). I took most of the photos with my iPhone 6, and a few with my iPhone Xs. One of the fortunate side effects of my photography hobby was curiosity about the history of the Close, so midway through freshman year, I started to read the Cathedral’s official guidebook (incidentally written by my STA English teacher Ms. Victoria Dawson), which taught me almost everything there is to know about the Cathedral and the Close’s history — but that hobby is for another article.