I promise this will be the last post about the Stanford Campus, but there were so many beautiful sights there that I’m afraid I got carried away. For those of you who have never seen the campus, this will be something new. If you haven’t been there in a while, it will be a “remember when.”
Standing 285 feet high, the Hoover Tower (shown above) dominates the campus. It seems that no matter where you are, the Tower can be seen. President Herbert Hoover started a research center there and this tower is part of that institution.
I kept taking pictures of Hoover Tower, thinking each shot was better than the one before it. Here are only a couple of them for you.
Go here to see a great view of the campus from the Tower
Probably my enjoyment of the Stanford campus stems from my love of old buildings and homes, as well as campuses in general. The Old Fire Truck House (circa 1904) is one of those buildings full of character and still in beautiful condition.
The path in front of the Old Fire Truck House is such a luscious spot for sauntering – or biking.
Of course, there is a “new” fire truck house now, but it lacks the charm of the old one.
Near the Old Fire Truck House was this sign showing the way to the LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) Community Resources Center and Women’s Community Center. I was pleased to see both of these.
These maps give you a good idea of the vast area of the campus. The first one shows where Stanford is located in the San Francisco Bay Area of California.
This map shows the specific area in Palo Alto that is Stanford property.
If you click on the second map, a larger image will enable you to see the location of the quad area I wrote about a few weeks ago and also where the Hoover Tower stands in relationship to the rest of the campus.
The campus includes not only the educational buildings, but the beautiful old faculty homes from the early 1950s. I could move right into any one of them with great ease.
I especially liked this one that reminds me of a fairyland castle. And I could just imagine sitting around a fireplace, discussing deep subjects with a few students.
Here is one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s creations that now is the property of Stanford. It was the home of the provost until 1989.
Because this is mostly a blog about gardening, I couldn’t ignore all the horticultural beauty on the Stanford Campus. Palm Drive is one of the most spectacular roads into the campus that I have ever seen. A long sweep of road lined with palms is truly an amazing sight.
Large areas of brilliant poppies and other fresh blooms were everywhere.
Of course, the outstanding medical facilities of Stanford are well-known. Here is the Stanford Advanced Medicine Center.
The entrance to the Stanford Hospital and Clinics is sleek and modern.
In spite of all the glittering modern buildings, in spite of the charming old buildings, Stanford is still a typical college campus. This sight made me feel right at home!
A hui hou!