As much as I have been complaining about the never-ending snow, I do have to admit that there isn't a place much prettier than University Park in the snow. Or, for that matter, the sunshine. Yesterday I took a walk downtown and am so glad that I did. Campus was gorgeous! The ducks near the Hintz Alumni Center and pond were out and about. I am sure they find it hard to believe that only a few days ago, they were swimming.
I took a picture of one of the buildings on the west side of campus. Whenever I walk back to my office, I always walk through this area. With the old brick and iron work, this really makes me feel the age of the University. When I walk in this area or when I walk up the sidewalk near Old Main, I can really feel the ghosts of students past.
There is so much history here. It is comforting to think of all the people who have gone to school here. I feel so close to my dad when I am walking around campus because I know that he has walked this same walk 50 years ago. And so has my mom. And so have both of my brothers, my son and my daughter.