Saturday, September 18, 2010

School [Photo-Hunt]

Founded in 1861, University of Washington in Seattle is one of the oldest universities on the West Coast. I was quite impressed when I walked around the campus a year ago with my friend who was taking her PhD here.  


I couldn't remember the names of the buildings I visited here--the school campus was huge!  It was my first visit to an American university and it was a great experience to be in the middle of a vibrant intellectual community.  I wanted to be where former students who have gone to the moon walked.  Where brilliant minds mapped the human genome, broken the sound barrier, created vaccines.

The bronze statue of George Washington, sculpted in 1909, at the Campus Parkway.
Suzallo Library, built in 1926, is the university's central library

Drumheller Fountain in the center of Frosh Pond


Posted for Photo Hunt hosted by TN Chick

19 comments:

Evelyn said...

I love the library - great building. Looks like a wedding photo shoot happening...

docgelo said...

what a charming school. :)

Sidney said...

Impressive university ! Great campus !

upto6only said...

wow beautiful school. thanks for the tour.

Happy Weekend

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Maya said...

What a great campus. Looks like a beautiful place to study.

Kaori said...

I have a couple of friends who are alumni...I remember they would always call it "U-dub(W)!" The library is beautiful :D

Sandy said...

Awesome school..loved the architecture of the library.
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Eds said...

Wonderful photos! I agree that their designs is really exquisite. :)

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YTSL said...

One of my fave professors got her Ph.D. from the University of Washington at Seattle. So have some good thoughts about it -- even though it also produced a boss from hell! ;(

magiceye said...

wonderful ambiance

And Miles To Go... said...

I've been there and it's beautiful there. Great shots for school!

ipanema said...

love the campus. great choice!

happy weekend.:)

Alice Audrey said...

I love old university buildings like these.

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A. said...

I always think it must be easier to learn in a beautiful environment. A wonderful place to go to school!

jams o donnell said...

It certainly is an impressive place. Great take on the theme

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Those are beautiful pictures of a beautiful campus (we were born and raised in Washington State). Thanks for the memories!

Life Ramblings said...

impressive university. a great place to inspire higher education.

Keith said...

Ms. Miranda, it is funny to see these photos. I have traveled all acrosas the globe, and yet have never been to Washington State. I imagine it is just a scan 1500 kilometers north of me, though I will look at a map and calculate how accurate I am. These are beautiful pictures. Seattle on a ssunny day. Splendid

Gattina said...

Beautiful old buildings !