Winter has been rather intense around here. As much as I love the snow (I really do), I’m growing weary of the frigid temps and piles of fluffy white stuff that refuse to melt. I didn’t realize just how much I’ve been missing the sun until I began putting this post together. (It’s rather difficult to look at photos from a trip to San Diego and not reminisce about the glorious sunshine.)
Anyway, I realized I’ve never shared any photos of The University of California, San Diego on this blog. Shame on me, because it a uniquely beautiful campus with regard to architecture, landscaping, and situation. Won’t you join me on a rather self-indulgent tour? Even though the Vitamin D will be missing, seeing the sunshine will be good for all our winter ravaged souls.
University of California, San Diego
[The Geisel Library, named after Theodore Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss]
[Dr. Seuss and The Cat in the Hat]
[Salk Institute, designed by Louis Kahn]
A few interesting tidbits:
The University of California, San Diego encompasses 1200 acres of La Jolla real estate and boasts a population of 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is no surprise that it is regularly chosen as one of the top universities in the country for surfing. This is the distraction lurking directly behind the Salk Institute – Black’s Beach, a surfer’s playground with a clothing optional beach. And, yes, I did observe nekked surfers frolicking the waves.
[Black’s Beach, looking toward La Jolla]
[The access trail is not for the faint-of-heart or out-of-shape]
[Black’s Beach, looking towards Torrey Pines]