This past weekend, Bryan and I went for a walk around the university campus, which is one of my favorite places ever. I have so many great memories from my time there, and walking around makes me feel so many feeeeelings. I brought my camera along, too, and grabbed a few snaps for the photo project.
Hub Mall is one place in particular that sends me boomerang-ing right back to being in my first year. I spent countless hours there, having lunch with friends, killing time between classes, and just passing through on my way from Anthropology to French. The colorful windows of the residences and the co-mingled smells of all the restaurants hits me where I live, you know?
As Bryan and I were walking along the pedway that connects Hub to TBA (Tory Business Atrium), we were talking about me returning to the school in some capacity, maybe to take just one class, for fun, or maybe for a full degree. I was saying something about not being sure if we could make that work, and then I turned around saw this:
I believe that is what is called a sign from the universe.
I had to stop and take a few shots of the old Arts building. It is my favorite building on campus. It gives me a special sense of grandeur and authority whenever I see it. It just screams, “This is an old and dignified place!” The vines crawling all over it are straight out of a fairytale.
This is a window into the Rutherford library, where I spent many, many hours studying. I preferred the music library, which is on the second floor (the windows are just above these ones), but I really enjoyed the balance of this shot.
And lastly, the entrance to FAB (Fine Arts Building). I was terrified for a whole month leading up to starting university. On my first day, I made my dad drive me the 45 minutes from St Albert to the university. This is where he dropped me. I waved goodbye to him, heaved a deep breath, and went into the university. When he picked me up again from my night class some ten hours later (in this same spot, I might add), I was grinning ear-to-ear and couldn’t wait to come back the next day and do it all again.
What is your favorite place in the world?
(PS. You can find the rest of the photo project here.)