This post takes you through next part of our PhotoWalk in California. After Hakone Gardens, we headed towards Stanford University. We parked our vehicles around Stanford Visitor centre and started walking for the campus tour with our experts from the campus.
Marissa Lopez was our guide and throughout the tour, she was walking backwards while facing us and telling us stories about the campus, it’s culture and how things changed over the decades. This was my second time to Stanford university but the experience was very different from my first visit.
Everyone in our gang waiting outside the visitor centre for our guides to come and start campus tour of Stanford University.
Stanford university campus has various buildings following different designs and patterns. There is diversity in these similar looking buildings in the campus. Whole campus is green and very well maintained from every sense.
Here is a photograph of Hoover Tower around Main quad of Stanford University. This beautiful fountain made the frame more interesting in front of hoover tower.
Memorial Church is one of my favourites inside the campus. It's a beautiful church and last time I had missed going inside the church. During my recent visit, I spent a lot of time inside and intend to do a separate post on Memorial church.
Inside view of Memorial Church. It was brilliant lighting inside and I felt like spending hrs inside the church and notice these intricate art-works on walls.
Stanford Memorial Church, which is also also referred to informally as MemChu, is located on the Main Quad at the center of the Stanford University campus in Stanford, California , United States. This church was built during the American Renaissance by Jane Stanford as a memorial to her husband Leland. Designed by architect Charles A. Coolidge, a protege of Henry Hobson Richardson, the church has been called 'the University's architectural crown jewel. Check out more about Memorial Church on wikipedia.
Stanford University is spread over 8000 acres and located between San Jose and San Francisco, near Palo Alto. This is largest university campus in United States of America.
You would notice lot of cyclists roaming around the campus. Students discussing in groups, busy on their laptops, walking around the campus and riding these cycles make the whole environment more interesting. Lively environment of the campus inspires you to think about returning back to school.
This is the famous road surrounded by hundreds of palm trees. Regular bus shuttles can be seen across the campus for students.
These corridors are beautiful and I felt like keep clicking the symmetry of these strong pillars of the main quad.
Whole campus is surrounded with lush green grounds and sports stadiums. There were few athletes running around this ground and their coaches were observing the moves along with timings.
There are few statues around the corner of this quad. Bronze statues by Auguste Rodin are scattered through the campus, including these Burghers of Calais.
A closer look at Memorial Church inside Stanford University.
Hoover tower is visible from almost every corner of Stanford University Campus. Hoover Tower is inspired by the cathedral tower at Salamanca in Spain. This photograph is clicked around one of the walkways through main quad.
Here is a photograph of Green Library inside Stanford University. Green Library is the main library on the Stanford University campus and is part of the Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources (SULAIR) system. It is named for Cecil H. Green. This beautiful Library houses 4 million volumes, most of which are related to the humanities and social sciences. Libraries elsewhere on campus cover specialized areas such as Business, Law, Medicine, or Engineering. Books from Green and other Stanford libraries are being scanned as part of the Google Print project.
Here is my group walking around the campus with our guide and I am busy clicking photographs from other side of the road.
It was lovely walk around the campus and it was concluded near Memorial fountains. From there we walked down to visitor centre and drove back to San Jose.