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Photo of the Week: A Snowy Ohio College Campus.

The first big snow of the season has hit. Your not looking forward to the terrible road conditions, getting out that shovel or dealing with the cold air and blowing snow.

While walking around in Findlay, Ohio during their first snow I came up to the main entrance of the University of Findlay. Scenes like this after a fresh snow, at least for a little bit, makes everything a bit more tolerable. πŸ™‚

University of Findlay, Ohio, snow, winter

Photo(s) of the Week: Getting a Taste of Notre Dame.

On a rainy, late Autumn day I got my first taste of the prestigious University of Notre Dame in Indiana. I saw among other things the The (Golden) Dome and Basilica, Word of Life Mural and Notre Dame Stadium. A return visit to explore more in-depth is definitely in order. πŸ™‚

Notre Dame campus, South Bend, Indiana

Notre Dame campus, South Bend, Indiana

Notre Dame campus, South Bend, Indiana

Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, Indiana

Silicon Valley: A Walk Around Stanford.

It was cool, early weekday morning recently in Silicon Valley and I was enjoying a coffee at Philz Coffee in Palo Alto. I was looking for a place to continue enjoying my coffee and venture around on foot before getting to work. What better place than at one of the best schools in the United States, Stanford University.

Upon arriving I was immediately in front of Hoover Tower. Standing at 285-feet tall and prominent throughout campus, the tower is named after the former president Herbert Hoover. It houses the appropriately named Hoover Institution Library and Archives.

Stanford University, California, Hoover Tower

Stanford University, California, Hoover Tower

Stanford University, California, Hoover Tower

There is an observation deck up-top, for a nominal fee, where you can get panoramic views of the campus, Palo Alto and beyond. On a good weather day you can see the San Francisco skyline. It was too early on this day for me to go up. 😦

Stanford University, California, Hoover Tower

Since I was out on the open campus sidewalks in the early morning, there were only a few students, facility and visitors around.

Stanford University, California

Stanford University, California

My feet took me to the The Oval Flowers, headlined by the cardinal ‘S’. The school nickname is the Cardinal and they are very successful athletically, even with their tough academic standards. Being American football season I was (and still am) thinking about their season ending game with rival Notre Dame. Go Stanford!

Stanford University, California

Stanford University, California

Across the street from The Oval is Memorial Court and within…

Stanford University, California

…are independent casts of Auguste Rodin’s The Burghers of Calais. The sculptures sit near the entrance to the Main Quad with the first casts still sitting in Calais, France. You’ll find others placed around the world.

Stanford University, California. The Burghers of Calais

Walking through the Memorial Arch and out of the court, I was now in the Main Quad and in front of the Stanford Memorial Church. The church sitting within the center of the university was built by one of the co-founders of the university, Jane Stanford. It’s called “the University’s architectural crown jewel”.

Stanford University, California, Memorial Church

Stanford University, California, Memorial Church

I loved walking through and by the outdoor, column-lined hallways surrounding Memorial Court.

Stanford University, California

Stanford University, California

It being Silicon Valley and California, while walking around I looked up quite a bit at the beautiful palm trees that populated the landscape.

Stanford University, California, palm trees

Stanford University, California, palm trees

Stanford University, California, palm trees

Stanford University, California, palm trees

What a beautiful morning it was walking around one of the most prestigious universities in the world. I’ll be on the lookout for that next opportunity to walk around a scenic college campus.

Stanford University, California, Hoover Tower

Checkout the Philz Coffee deliciousness I enjoyed in Palo Alto on that morning.

What colleges and universities would you recommend going for a walk through?

The Emory’s of Atlanta.

To most of the locals in Atlanta and those who live in Georgia and to many within the United States and the rest of the world, when you hear the word “Emory” you think of Atlanta. You think of the prestigious university. You also think of the world-renowned hospital. Many people don’t know or think of another “Emory”, in Emory Village. That’s where we begin.

Emory Village, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Emory Village sits in Northeastern Atlanta alongside Emory University. On the main strip of the village there are a variety of eateries, pizza joints and coffee shops. As a coffee lover you can take refuge in the Starbucks for a while, but also check out Steady Hand Pour House. They have a small menu, but great coffee. Take in a shot of caffeine (literally) or a cappuccino yum. They have a unique look. Check them out on Twitter. Find their mobile coffee van too.

Emory Village, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Checkout Rise-N-Dine for brunch and eats. The only negative thing I’d say about the village is the parking, which leaves a lot to be desired. Not many spots, but well-worth spending time there once you secure something.

You’ll find neighborhood residents hanging out, students studying and hospital staff relaxing keeping the streets and establishments busy.

Emory Village, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

The village history goes all the way back to the 1920’s, but you can tell it’s been remodeled recently. Actually just last year new sidewalks, street furniture and two new roundabouts were put in. The United States is catching up fast to the rest of world with these circular marvels.

Walk across the street from the village to the north and you’ll be on campus at Emory University.

Emory Village, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Emory University, founded in 1836, is one of the more well-known research institutes in the world and one of the harder, more expensive schools to get into. It sits within the Druid Hills neighborhood of the ATL as does the village. Their mission statement says it all:

To create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity.

An interesting fact is that all students are required to live on campus their first two years. They can live on- or off-campus after that.

Emory Village, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Emory University Hospital, opening in 1908, sits right on campus and is renowned as one of the nation’s leaders in cardiology and cardiac care and surgery, oncology, transplantation and diagnostic radiology. πŸ™‚

The physicians are part of what makes up the Emory Clinic, also being faculty of the University School of Medicine. You’ll see these physicians, along with highly regarded nurses and residents, walking amongst the students throughout the campus. People from all over Atlanta, the southeast and beyond come here for treatment.

On a side note the Chinese food at Cox Hall Food Court to the right in the above photo in pretty tasty. Random I know, but always gotta give tasty food a shoutout. A couple more photos of the campus.

Emory Village, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Emory Village, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

You’ll find lots of greenery between all the grass, flowers, plants and woods that make up the area. Keep an eye open, you new know when a great shot of the Atlanta skyline will open up. A tease haha. πŸ™‚

Emory Village, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Emory Village, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

When you’re in the ATL checkout the Druid Hills neighborhood and all the “Emory’s”. You’ll find great coffee, a real small-town college atmosphere and lots of green and you’ll be around great research and medical care.

What are your favorite Atlanta neighborhoods? What other urban university neighborhoods would you recommend checking out?