I’m always looking for opportunities to visit our local museums. I heard about a new exhibit at the Harry Ransom Center on design and the Arts & Craft movement. So we took a trip to the University of Texas campus to see it today.
It’s a small museum but I enjoyed browsing the show.
We walked around campus a bit and grabbed lunch afterward.
I booked a couple of tickets to tour the University of Texas Tower tonight. It has been, thankfully, a rainy weekend, so I didn’t get the pre-sunset view that I was hoping for, but I enjoyed the tour and the 360 degree views of the city.
A panoramic view from the observation deck, located below the clockface, looking south.
Today was another welcome, wonderfully drizzly day. We just need another 100 or so days like it.
My cousin graduated from the University of Texas yesterday with his bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering. Today we drove to his parents’ house in San Antonio to celebrate with him, his family and friends.
On the way home we could see the UT Tower lit up in burnt orange from I-35. But today, instead of the #1 on the tower, reserved for times when the Longhorns win a national championship, there was a #11, to honor the class of 2011. Monte drove me around to at least 3 different vantage points on campus to try to get a decent shot. This was the best one I captured.
We took a trip through the UT campus today, so Julie would know her way around when she comes back for a meeting tomorrow. The campus is really nice. Today is the Labor Day holiday, so there was not much traffic or people milling about (except for the person I captured in this photo, apparently).
This is a shot from the South of the UT Tower and the Main Building in front of it. The inscription across the top of the Main Building says “Ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free.” Amen.
We also drove a bit around downtown and south of the river, through Zilker Park — stopping for the mandatory Sno-Beach sno-cone (the best sno-cones in the entire world, by the way).