Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fall Day

Today I drove over to Iowa State University in Ames to just walk around a bit. It was a beautiful fall day. Coming out of the parking ramp I saw this.

On a sunny, warm fall Sunday afternoon it is nice just to take a walk around the campus. I like this bench. You see a few of these around campus. Usually they are in memory of a long time professor or sometimes a student.

You see a lot of these gold maple trees.

I always like these big buildings. Of course such buildings are not built today but there was a time when they were very popular. I love the tall columns.

Though a large university, Iowa State still has quite a bit of big green spaces. This is what the students call Little Siberia. If you wonder why, stop back in winter.

I came across these wonderful metal sculptures. This is a man -- even has on red trunks.

These two are dancing. I think. Whatever they are doing, they are having fun.

I really liked this red man. It seems like he is saying "the fish was THIS big!"

Looking a little closer you can see some bolts holding him together.

This building appears to have people inside. Are they having a party?

The symbol of Iowa State is its campanile.

Let's stop for now. We'll step into the Student Union and take a look at the lake.

Come back in a few days and I'll show a bit more of the sights from Iowa State.

Thanks for stopping by.


Maureen said...

love the dancers!

Nick said...

I’ve seen some awesome sculptures on the campuses of some US colleges. Would make a good blog topic for someone, I think.

Charlene said...

A place to sit and look is always appreciated in the mall or in the open air.

Hilary said...

What a fun tour.. thank you. I quite like the guy in the red shorts. Thanks for playing along with the word play in your comment today. It, in "tern," made me smile. ;)

Small City Scenes said...

Wonderful sights from Iowa State. I love the metal sculptures---we have some similar in Freedom Park on Camano Island. People dress them up occasionally.
Good times. MB

A Lady's Life said...

I love the statues. I think if I put one up like this by some houses the cars would slow down. You think?

Barbara said...

Looks like a really beautiful campus, especially at this time of the year. Isn't ISU the home of the "Writers' Workshop"?

Pauline said...

Always fun to go on these little jaunts with you - love the dancing statues!

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Russel:)

Lovely photos and a very interesting,humorous narration.

Best wishes:)

Cloudia said...

real nice visit!

Aloha from Hawaii

Comfort Spiral