On Saturday we took advantage of a gorgeous day to walk around Younger Daughter’s future home starting in mid-August: The University of Pittsburgh, fondly known to us as Pitt.
Our purpose: to find the location of all of YD’s classes. My discovery: Pitt has loads of light fixtures. My camera thought they were interesting.
|A few blocks away from the center of campus|
|From the bottom of the steps on Forbes, heading up to Holland dorm and Litchfield Towers dorms.|
Pitt is a vertical campus. At the center of campus is the Cathedral ofLearning. My daughter informs me that “everyone calls it Cathy”. But I shall call it “Hogwarts.”
|WHY is there this little traffic light on the sidewalk |
outside the Cathedral of Learning?!
|A suitably ancient looking light fixture outside the Cathedral|
|See - when you go inside, you can tell|
it's really Hogwarts.
|Light fixtures of the Cathedral of Learning Commons Room|
The Cathedral of Learning has these “nationality rooms" which are each decorated in the style of a particular nationality. My daughter is going to have a class in The Austrian Room, with these light fixtures! Just try and concentrate on academics in there, surrounded by all that Austrian glam.
|Chandeliers in the Austrian Room|
|Outside the Cathedral of Learning|
|Natural light fixture in the sky|
Now we head over to Clapp Hall, where most of the biology classes are.
|Regal-looking light fixture outside Clapp Hall|
|Inside Clapp Hall, the light fixtures are more modern-like.|
That's the Common Household Husband and Younger Daughter,
making a rare appearance on the blog.
|I forget where this one is. SOOO many light fixtures!|
|Outside Alumni Hall|
|A different sort of light|
|At the front door of Alumni Hall|
|This might not be an actual light fixture.|
We decided to call it
"The Sphere of Influence".
|Soldiers and Sailors Memorial, and lamp post|
|Lamp posts on the plaza outside Litchfield Towers|
|The pedestrian bridge over Forbes Avenue|
|And finally, the "Forbes Digital Plaza". I think this looks|
more interesting at night, and at Christmas.
Lucem Accepimus, Lucem Demus – “We received light, let us give light” – is the motto of my high school (the oldest extant public all-girls high school in the United States).
I think that motto could also apply to this campus.
May the light of knowledge carry YD forward.