Traversing the 40 Acres

The University of Texas at Austin offers much more than an excellent education. This immense 40-acre campus embodies the age-old saying that everything is bigger in Texas!

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I have taken my sweet time getting my bachelor’s degree, and I’ve probably seen it all: from the towering football stadium to the modest “six-pack” of original buildings still standing since its inception in 1883, there exists both great history and tradition within the 40 acres.

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The University houses seven museums and seventeen libraries, and with one of the largest enrollments of students in the United States it’s hard to imagine how there’s room to fit anything else. Yet, since my freshman year I’ve seen a number of new buildings rise out of the smallest imaginable lots. It seems that UT is always getting bigger, always growing.

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There’s a lot of everything on the UT campus, which means a lot of opportunity for lomographers. Stoic statues, friendly squirrels, and any number of undergrads will be happy to pose for a photo op!

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Having spent the better part of my adulthood here, I am surprised how I am still able find beauty everywhere. UT has been a wonderful source of inspiration for my lomographic endeavors, as well as a host for my most passionate insights. Although I’m ready to finally graduate (I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!!), I have to admit I’ll sorely miss being on this campus nearly every day.

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written by megzeazez on 2012-04-01 in #world #locations #select-type-of-location #requested-posts #austin-texas-university-diana-analogue-location-megzeazez #local-flavor #post-grad

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