Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Beautiful Walk and a Flash Mob

I'm sharing one last post for fall before succumbing to the 
Christmas season.  Even at this late time of the year,
I couldn't help but notice how beautiful the scenery still is on campus.
Today I'm sharing parts of the route I take across The Ohio
State University campus on my walk from work to class. 

Although Ohio State is one of the largest campuses in the country, 
there are still areas where you can find yourself totally 
alone amidst beautiful old buildings and trees.

I don't know what kind of tree this is, but it's bark is lovely
with all it's interesting texture and colors.

Rounding the corner, you come across my favorite place ~ 
an outside amphitheater.  At each side entrance is a
statue of a large urn.

The stage was much prettier before they painted it red over the summer.

Passing by the stage and to your left is the seating area.  On pretty
days, many students come here to study or eat their lunch.

Immediately upon leaving the amphitheater, you
catch sight of Ohio State's famous Mirror Lake. 

This beautiful serene lake will be wild, wooly and muddy this evening.
An old tradition ~  on the Thursday before our biggest rival game 
with Michigan ~  the students jump in Mirror Lake.  Since this Thursday  
is Thanksgiving, they are jumping tonight. Burrrr.

Still heading on to class are more lovely views from above the
lake and surrounding areas.

Heading back to work, at the other end of campus, is the 
newly built student union which opened in April 2010.

If you want a sneak peak at the inside of the Ohio Union,
check out the video of Ohio State's version of a
Glee Flash Mob ~  I promise you'll be glad you did.

for Outdoor Wednesday.


Olive Cooper said...

The leaves are gorgeous. Love the shot of the arch of the bridge. Happy WW.

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Wonderful photos! What a lovely place for a walk :)Happy Thanksgiving!

La said...

As many times as I've been on campus, I've never seen Mirror Lake. Thank you for sharing your lovely pictures. I'm a new follower.


JO said...

Lucky you... lovely fall colors...

It's winter wonderland here already.

~ Jo's Precious Thoughts ~

ellen b said...

What a beautiful campus in Fall colors! Glad you shared these photos. Now I'll check out that video. Happy Thanksgiving!

Ebie said...

Your school campus is surrounded with beautiful Fall foliage.

The fallen leaves look like gold!

Sherry from Alabama said...

You have a lovely school campus. I love your photos!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Sue said...

Cindy, You took some great pics. :-) I've never seen Mirror Lake. It will be a bit nippy in that water tonight- brrr.....
Hope you're interested in meeting up in Marysville next Sat. for the French Hen Sale! Let me know. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving celebration! ~ Sue

Bloggymom said...

Wow such wonderful pictures.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my what beautiful pictures. Such an enjoyable walk. Happy Thanksgiving.


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great photos - Thanks for sharing them with us.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Light and Voices said...

Nice cyber tour of the campus. Happy Thanksgiving!
Joyce M

Donnie said...

What lovely fall photos. Being here in Florida right now I really appreciate these beautiful photos. Happy Thanksgiving.

A New England Life said...

The video ... WOW! Loved it! And I loved that the President of the University got in on it. So much fun!

What a gorgeous campus. Talk about photographic opportunity! The stairs in front of the stage look like something out of Greece. How we will miss Autumn.

Carol said...

Love the photographs. My son wants to go to OSU.

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Hi, thanks for visiting me. Happy Thanksgiving day to you. You take wonderful pictures.

Cindy said...

Your photos are really gorgeous! How nice to go to a University that has such beautiful grounds. I also enjoyed reading your bio, I'm so glad to read how God has restored your life. He has a way of doing that! There is no better life than living for Jesus.
Have a wonderful day.
Love and hugs,

LindyLouMac said...

Calling by from Italy as I am participating in Outdoor Wednesday and doing some blog hopping. What a lovely stroll in the autumnal sunshine, gorgeous colours.

erin said...

beautiful images!! all of our remaining leaves blew off the trees on thanksgiving day when a huge gust of wind came through. it went from 72 to 30 degrees in one day. i can't believe people jump in that pretty lake? brrrrr.........

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

What a pretty campus and such a lovely place to work! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello...so glad you did because now I am here visiting you! Hope the week ahead is a good one!
Take care, Laura

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