Saturday, November 12, 2022

Fall Color at Eastern Oregon University

 The EOU campus in La Grande, OR is a beautiful location.  The campus sits on a hill. There's a mix of old traditional buildings and ones that are more modern.  The grounds are planted with a beautiful combination of trees and other plantings; fall season is especially beautiful.  I was delivering some canvases to the administration building (Inlow Hall) and then spent 10 minutes at that corner of the campus.  It is one of my favorite photo locations, particularly in the fall. 

Eighth Street ends at the top of this steep slope; it was once open to vehicle traffic. Downtown La Grande is on the other side of the trees. 

This red dress was one of many displayed to represent Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women
Ackerman Hall, one of the prettiest of the original buildings, was constructed in 1929; in 1935, a laboratory school was added to the campus, designed to train teachers in working classrooms.  The school was closed in 1996, and the hall now houses faculty offices and classrooms. 

At the top of steep 8th street, now open only to foot traffic, one can look north to Mt. Emily, the 6000 ft  peak in the Blue Mountains that border the Grande Ronde Valley. 

1 comment:

Bill said...

It seems like a lovely campus-- one I might have like attending in my time.