I spent this weekend romping around my alma mater. I might be a little biased, but I think it’s one of the prettiest places ever and I couldn’t resist reviving in this place for these photos. Because college can be just as formative as childhood.
I had a wonderful time exploring my own stopping grounds, catching up with friends, and enjoying old and new restaurants. What were you up to this weekend?
I had my college homecoming this weekend too! Despite our rain, I was still in awe of the beauty of the campus and all the changes they’ve made since I left. It was quite a treat and your campus looks amazingly gorgeous!
Isn’t it weird seeing the changes? They’re doing construction on the dining hall at UVA so they’ve erected this temporary one- it’s huge and all the walls are transparent! It’s cool but I was totally taken aback when I saw it in what used to be this open grass area. Glad you had a great weekend!
Janelle D says
What a pretty campus. I like it! I also see that it’s like my alma mater campus in that it seems to always be in some state of construction. Haha. This weekend I went to an outdoor art festival. It was chilly, but I had a great time!
I know, right? It’s always under construction! Those black shrouds on the cornices have been there since before I left- I wonder if they’ll ever come off! Sounds like you had a fun weekend :)
Gorgeous! Reminds me of my alma mater! These pictures make me want to visit mine :)
Thanks Allyssa- it was fun, I highly recommend it! :)
I’m not going to lie, Kate, but I truly envy how many people are so warm to their old university.
One of the drawbacks about universities here is that most of them are huge. Mine – Monash Uni – had something like 60,000 students spread over multiple campuses, which made the experience fairly impersonal. I hate saying it, but I was never so glad as to be out of that experience: it’s a time I remember only for grinding hard work, a sense of no achievement at all, and constant loneliness.
I can’t borrow your memories can I?!?
Oh no! If it makes you feel any better, college wasn’t always a breeze for me. I definitely had a hard time adjusting and felt like a little fish in a big pond. But overall my memories are good ones- feel free to borrow them any time you’d like ;)
Lauren | Seventeenth & Irving says
I’ve yet to visit UVA, but I feel like I know everything there is to know about it thanks to extensive studies of it in my architecture history classes! Gorgeous photos, as always! Between this and Brookelyn’s suggestions, I feel like I need to plan a visit!
Ahh! You totally should. I’ll meet you there :)
I have been following your blog but had no idea you went to UVA too! I was there this weekend for Homecomings as well and it was perfect. My friends and I even took Friday off to do a long weekend in Charlottesville. We’re so fortunate to have such an amazing place to go back to!
That’s so funny! I love meeting other hoos in blog world :) Thanks for saying hi, Heather!
Absolutely gorgeous! Everyone I know that went to Virgina loved it! I can see why!
Thanks Kelly! It was definitely a great four years for me :)
I LOVE the lawn…and I didn’t/don’t go to UVa. It’s just gorgeous! Hope you had a wonderful trip!
Thanks Brookelyn- I always love your fashion posts on the lawn :) I did have a great trip!
Love it!! Miss you and frolicking around the lawn!
Thanks Bex! I miss it tooooo!