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Old 03-21-2010, 01:34 AM
 
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sorry I haven't posted anything yet I've been either swamped with work or out of Iowa City, but I promise I will soon!
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Old 03-21-2010, 02:27 PM
 
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Looking forward to seeing the pictures
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:51 AM
 
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Nice pictures and thanks for sharing! I'm moving to Iowa next month.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:32 AM
 
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First of all here is a map of Iowa City, the red being the area that contains most of the buildings where classes are held and other important buildings, and the green area being the next picture.



Here you can see just how small of a window this is. I've labeled the spots where I stopped to take a picture and even the direction I pointed!



One last thing before the pictures, these were taken in March just a few days ago.. the temperature a month ago was probably in the single digits and the ground covered in snow, but now it is creeping into the 50's and 60's. As it gets warmer the snow melts and there is a short window where the trees have no leafs and overall there lacks color to the city. So as you see these pictures just imagine green foliage everywhere : ) Also I took these pictures during class around 2 so there aren't very many people out and about at that very moment.



1. From Schaeffer Hall looking towards downtown



2. same as 1



3. same as 1 & 2



4. From the fountains in the center of the Ped Mall looking towards the Old Capitol Mall



5. The sitting facilities at the Ped Mall : )



6. The fountain shuts off during the winter but usually shoots 6 streams of water into the air



7. This area has playground equipment, fitness facilities and my favorite mini supermarket Bread & Garden Market



8. A different angle of the Ped Mall area



9. Same as 8



10. On top of a parking ramp looking down Burlington



11. Clinton street south, going away from the Campus



12. Clinton street looking towards bars and university buildings in the same shot : )



13. The engineering building



14. The skyline of the west side of the river



15. The Pentacrest



16. Engineering building again



17. Scooters and pentacrest



18. Engineering building in front left, Library back left, communications building right



19. IMU in the distance



20. Self-explanatory



21. Communications building (not sure if they are 2 separate buildings because I've never been in there



22. A quick peek inside a lecture in the library's lecture hall



23. Walking north on Madison looking at the Pentacrest



24. Closer to the pentacrest



25. Closer still!



26. Looking through buildings towards Phillips hall



27. The area east of the old capitol where I would consider the "heart" of Iowa City, or at least the campus.
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:02 PM
 
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Thanks for the pictures, they were great. Myself seeing very little of Iowa City/ University of Iowa I was able to see the campus in different angles. Again, this was really helpful as I could possibly be attending the school this fall.
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:51 PM
 
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You should probably know that I took these pictures in between two classes when I had a while to walk around. There's a lot more that I didn't have time to photograph since only one picture shows the inside of a building and there are no photos from the west side of the river nor the north part of campus. I'll take more pictures when the leafs show up how does that sound
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:11 PM
 
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You should probably know that I took these pictures in between two classes when I had a while to walk around. There's a lot more that I didn't have time to photograph since only one picture shows the inside of a building and there are no photos from the west side of the river nor the north part of campus. I'll take more pictures when the leafs show up how does that sound
That would be fantastic, thanks.

Yeah I notice there were very few students commutting on the sidewalks, which is likely because the pictures were taken during class session. Well I'll be looking forward to seeing early spring pictures you plan to take in the future.

Also in pic 2, are the above level buildings vacant? It appears the black building has been burn and absence of windows.
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Chariton, Iowa
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That would be fantastic, thanks.

Yeah I notice there were very few students commutting on the sidewalks, which is likely because the pictures were taken during class session. Well I'll be looking forward to seeing early spring pictures you plan to take in the future.

Also in pic 2, are the above level buildings vacant? It appears the black building has been burn and absence of windows.

I hope you won't mind if I jump in here, thtapler. Excellent pictures, by the way!

No, that building isn't burned or vacant. It's just ugly. And it looks like it needs a new roof pretty soon.

That building has an odd kind of black rock wall treatment on it. And upstairs floors are a dive bar called "One Eyed Jake's". It's pretty dark up there, and since this picture was taken in the afternoon on a weekday--it's probably closed anyway.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:22 PM
 
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I hope you won't mind if I jump in here, thtapler. Excellent pictures, by the way!

No, that building isn't burned or vacant. It's just ugly. And it looks like it needs a new roof pretty soon.

That building has an odd kind of black rock wall treatment on it. And upstairs floors are a dive bar called "One Eyed Jake's". It's pretty dark up there, and since this picture was taken in the afternoon on a weekday--it's probably closed anyway.
Oh thanks, I thought the building had once experience a fire.
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:27 PM
 
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Very nice photos. I really like that PED Mall.
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