Saturday, February 14, 2009

Florida State University

Downtown Tallahassee is home to the Florida capitol building (above), the most noteworthy feature of which is probably the display of dolphin statues at the front (also shown enlarged). I took this photo standing in front of another somewhat famous building, the Florida Supreme Court, while in town to attend an early February academic conference at Florida State University. From downtown, one can also see FSU's Westcott administration building in the distance (circled in the next photograph).

As one approaches the FSU campus, either on wheels or on foot, one finds a university that looks like it belongs in, well, Florida. The campus is very green, with a variety of trees, including palm.

As the host of the conference informed the visitors, the signature area of the campus is Landis Green and the associated Legacy Fountain (photos below).

Finally, we have the FSU bookstore complex, which is located right by -- but not actually in -- the student union area.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

University of Texas (2009)

In mid-January, I attended an academic conference at the University of Texas-Austin. The last time I was in Austin, five years ago, I took pictures mainly of the downtown/capitol area, rather than the campus.

This time, I focused more on the campus, including the famous Texas Tower (shown at right).

Given the location of the conference in the Seay Building (which houses psychology and other social science disciplines) in the northwest corner of campus, my pictures are concentrated in this area. The next three photos show the Seay Building from different perspectives, including the garden in the center of the complex...

A building across the street from Seay that attracted my attention is Neural Molecular Science.

Finally, I took a picture of the UT bookstore (the Co-op) on Guadalupe, which appears to be the "main drag" of the campus area.