Summer Outside at the NIH

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

It’s the middle of summer and you should get outside! This month I'm sharing some landscape photos of the National Institutes of Health main campus from our History Office collection to inspire you to get outside to play, like this one of the playground at the Children’s Inn.

Take a look up and you might see things that make you glad that you’re outside, like the beautiful architectural detail of NIH Building 1.

If this is the light that you see on the NIH Clinical Center when you leave during the summer, you’re staying at work too late! The sun sets at 8:30 p.m. today.

Sometimes you don’t have to go outside to enjoy a beautiful view on the National Institutes of Health campus. You can just open your window and nature comes for a visit.

Take a break and walk around the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and see what you can find. Like a really big anchor in the middle of an intersection. This Coast Guard anchor originally decorated the lawn of the Staten Island Marine Hospital, which is where the NIH got its start as the Hygienic Laboratory in 1887.

You might be a little tired of the heat right about now. But before you wish yourself into winter, here’s a reminder of what can happen in the colder months. This was a snowstorm on the National Institutes of Health campus in 1984.

Just remember, in a few months this is what the world will look like at 4:30 p.m. at the National Institutes of Health’s Building 31. Enjoy the summer!

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