Friday, April 21, 2017

University of Maryland, College Park

Here's the third entry from John Jost's East Coast collection, this time from the University of Maryland's main campus in College Park (near Washington, DC). According to the Wikipedia, the Maryland campus features "red brick Georgian" architecture, which is elaborated here.

The first photo looks to be at ground level of McKeldin Mall (shown from a bird's eye view in this video).


Pictured next is the Frederick Douglass Statue, with the Biology-Psychology Building in the background.


Finally, we have the Microbiology Building.


Sunday, January 01, 2017

Duke University

Today, we have another school from John Jost's East Coast collection, namely Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Duke is known for both great academics -- some refer informally to it as a "Magnolia League" or southern Ivy League school -- and great basketball. Officially members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Duke has won five NCAA men's basketball titles under Mike Krzyzewski ("Coack K"), with the women's team making several Final Four appearances.


John's Duke photos focused on hoops, with fans pouring in to see a Blue Devils game in classic old Cameron Indoor Stadium (see here and here for background on the facility). Cameron is located on the West Campus, which features neo-Gothic architecture.


Even the inside of the building has a very academic look. If I hadn't known what this was, I'd have thought I was looking at a graduation.