Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Day at Rice University

Houston is the fourth largest city in the USA and so it should not surprise anyone that our fair city has some excellent universities - one of which is Rice University. I had to visit Rice U. today (Tuesday, Dec. 30) to discuss plans for a research project at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering which our company intends to support in 2009. Even though today was officially a vacation day for me, I didn't mind going to Rice for a few hours of work. Besides being a great university with some 400 world-renowned instructors, the Rice campus offers visitors some of the finest examples of architecture. And since the weather today was perfect (only a few clouds were visible), I brought along our new Canon 50D digital SLR and can now share some photos of the campus with my readers. Enjoy!!
Lovett Hall - one of THE main buildings on the Rice campus. This courtyard is where the annual graduation ceremony is usually held.
Rear view of Lovett Hall.

Close up view of the arches along one of the walkways.

Another impressive-looking building in the central campus ....

A statue of the university founder, William Marsh Rice.


And, lastly, the official university seal!

8 comments:

SearchingSoul said...

Wow, a new camera! Nice pics, my friend.

Happy New Year!

Searching Soul
http://journalofasearchingsoul.blogspot.com

Yogi said...

Nice campus. Good pictures.

John said...

Happy New Year, Traveling Chemist!

BabySyhira(",) said...

happy new year 2009
wish u all de best:)

sanjit said...

Great shots! Happy New Year!

Donna said...

Happy New Year! I enjoyed the trip to Rice University! Thank you!

Cheryl said...

Your pictures are so beautiful! I have some of my university too, and they are not good.

Cheryl said...

PS, I just read your Starbucks closing post. I commented. Note the distress.