Monday, July 10, 2006

Welcome to the Site (Part II) -- Recent U. of Washington Photos

As part of the same West Coast trip that took me to Los Angeles and UCLA (see entry below), I also went to Seattle for the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) conference. While there, I visited the University of Washington (known as "U-Dub" to locals) and took some photos.

As can be seen from the main entrance (above), the U-Dub campus is very verdant. The Husky Union Building or "HUB" (student union) is one of many buildings with a nice lawn adjacent to it (below).

Here are a couple of other buildings around the HUB...

Finally, here's a shot of the University District, just west of campus on University Way (which is sometimes called University "Avenue"). The main bookstore for U-Dub students is here, rather than in the HUB, plus there are lots of restaurants and other amenities. Being in a big city sometimes detracts from the college-town feel of a community, but I think the U-District does a nice job of preserving that feel.