11.2012 Update: I no longer work at Mills College. The images below were taken in spring 2012.
While home is hard to define, work is not. I have concrete images of work in my mind, which I’m able to share here, thanks to my iPhone.
I work at Mills College, a liberal arts college set in the foothills of Oakland. It’s all female at the undergraduate level, with graduate programs for women and men. To be honest, I rarely take the time to wander and appreciate the campus. Recently, I started snapping photographs during my walks from here to there, and from this process I’m reminded of how lush and lovely this place is.
Built in 1871, Mills Hall is a state historical landmark and houses admission and administrative offices, as well as classrooms and the president’s office.
Left: A statue on Toyon Meadow. Right: Mills Hall (from the rear).
Tree-lined Richards Road.
The Campanil, a bell tower constructed by architect Julia Morgan, who is best known for her work on Hearst Castle.
The Lokey Graduate School of Business, the newest building on campus. I love the lines and curves it creates.
The exterior of the graduate school of business.
Grass outside of the business building.
The creek at the bridge near Warren Olney residence hall.
One of two Fu dogs guarding the entrance to the Aron Art Center.
The facade of Littlefield Concert Hall, where musical performances and other events are held.
The entrance to the concert hall.
The ornate ceiling of the concert hall lobby.
Mailboxes at Rothwell Center.
Old books on the second floor of F. W. Olin Library.
A sign for the spring 2012 exhibition at the art museum.
The campus greenhouse and botanic garden.
Wooden benches near the president’s office, outside of Mills Hall.
A sculpture near Lisser Hall.
Student messages on a wall at Rothwell Center.
A pond and fountain near the music department’s building.
A nude female statue outside the Student Union.