Thursday, August 02, 2012

Touring Saint Francis University during Alumni Weekend 2012

I spent this past Saturday as one of two photographers covering activities during Alumni weekend at Saint Francis.  I spent some of my time shooting for myself and that is why you will notice that this blog is about photography and less about the alumni.

Entrance to campus from Manor Drive, Dorothy Day Center in the background.

The Bell Tower houses the original bell from Old Main, which burned in 1942.

Sullivan Hall currently houses the School of Sciences. The newest building on campus will become the new home of the School of Sciences when it is completed in 2013.

Abstract day lilies

Fountain dedicated to St. Francis on the campus mall.

Variegated grass.

Old rusted pipe in ivy.

A view of the main house at Mount Assisi, home of the Franciscan Friars, as seen from the garden.  This is the former summer estate of Charles Schwab and his wife Eurana.

Statue of St. Joseph the Worker in the gardens on the grounds of the former Schwab Estate.

A scene from the ball room in the main house at Mount Assisi.

A rare view from in front of the main house looking down across the ponds in the garden.

Inside the main chapel in the Friary.

Painting in a stairwell.

Inside each of these goblets is another container that holds a wick and oil which are burned on special occasions.

So far we've been able to identify this as a portrait of Baldassarre, a monk.  It is attributed to Perugino and was created around 1498.  The original is in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy.

The original home of Charles Schwab is now named Bonaventure Hall.

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