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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Corridors of Power

Corridors and doors and throughways at UCLA.

Corridor through construction, adjacent to Pauli Pavilion. 

Canyon alongside Engineering 4. 

See through C(N)SI building to the parking lot behind and the transportation building in the distance.  This room obviously has a wonderful view of the parking lot. 

See through the emergency exit to the parking lot behind. 

Corridor of power, Biology building. 

Bustling corridor of power, Center for the Health Sciences.  And yes, it is always this busy.  Two or three blocks in front of us, at least a block behind us.  Match this Pentagon!

Door Number One or Door Number Two or Door Number ...

We do a study of doors and parking signs adorning the Engineering 4 building. Which door should I take? Can I park there? Stop? What kind of directions are there for each door? Which one has the all expenses paid vacation for 2 behind it? Which one has the goat?

Stop. And don't block the door. Emergencies exit from this door.

And behind door number 1. But remember: No stopping.

Extra bonus non-door picture. Still no stopping anytime. It's dangerous because of the high voltage.

What's behind door number 2? Still no stopping!

Now we're up to door number 3. Have you made your choice? Now you can stop, but you can't park.

Door Number 4. Turn off your engine. Does that mean I can park?

Two doors 5 and 6 for the price of one. This decision is killing me. Now you have to turn off your engine, but the yellow sign says you can stay for 20 minutes!

This door is a toughie: Turn off your engine, but no parking!

Door number 8 is a little shy, hiding out left of center.
Bob, I'll take door number 9. Don't STOP me now! Just because I can't park there.

A final unnumbered bonus door. This must have the goat.

UCLA Industrial Looking Structures

Blogger got weird for this post. I had to revert to the old editor. Hopefully after this post, it will let me use the new editor. Consequently the pictures are going to be sized differently here.

A football backstop, a bridge, some technology for piping liquid nitrogen around. Some tall meshy and engineering looking structures.

I'm guessing this is a football backstop. It's along the football practice field at any rate.

Sci-fi equipment behind the engineering building. Presumably for feeding the hot and cold running liquid nitrogen taps.

Three pictures of an engineering bridge.

Looking up the support structure.

Looking through the bridge covering.

Picture of the bridge down the alleyway.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Vistas On Linda Vista and in Sunset Heights

Some morning vistas the day after the rains stopped. 

What passes for Fall color in Canyon Country.  Palm trees just don't do Fall. 

Desolate hillside, Canyon Country, CA.  Helpful to have water runoff from the top of the hill.  

Sunset Heights marker, Canyon Country, CA.  

Sunset Heights and hills beyond.  

Mint Canyon, view from Sunset Heights.  

Sun reflecting off roofs, Sunset Heights

Flying saucer and water ride, Sunset Heights.  

Sunset Heights' lone tree.  Not as pretty as Monterey's lone cypress tree, but it doesn't cost as much to live here either.  

Odd Objects

Items that caught my eye.

This is an isolated UCLA picture.  The sun streaming through this building protrusion.  

Leaf doing the backstroke. 

B-ball hoop 

Fencing anyone?  

Just what shape is this anyway?  

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Traveling to Tarzana

Some pictures on the road to restaurant

Out the door. 

Sunlight on the freeway. Only 20 more miles to go this night, afore we reach the towno. 

And the truck is moving left to take the car lanes instead of the requisite truck lanes. 

Plenty of traffic.  Normal California road trip.  

All sorts of adventures await on your freeways.  One sharp swerve, heavy wind, and this guys a goner.  My all time favorite freeway cargo load was immediately following a live lion being transported by an ancient pickup in stop and go traffic. 

Who will buy my sweet red roses?  On the off ramp, 5$ a bloom, not two blooms for a penny.  

Arrivederci!  I mean, we arrived already.  To dinner.  

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Geometry in Construction at UCLA

Geometric designs around the UCLA campus.  From the Beatles to the Neuroscience hotel, stairs to pay phones.

Stairs in an engineering building with a very brick facade.  They do this occasionally, put stairs outside the building.  Must be a reason, but I don't know why. 

Basketball stadium construction girders.  Yes, I'm sure they won't come apart in an earthquake, can't you see the bits of yellow tape holding it together?  

For some reason this makes me think of the iconic photo of the Beatles walking across that street.  And yes, of course we need four pay phones with yellow handsets in this era of cell phones. What if three were in use and you needed a pay phone? 

Heroic puzzle construction trying to turn a parking ramp into art.  

Railing and stairs.  

Every which way but loose.  Not sure why they need so many ramps, but there may have been a ramp sale on at Ikea when they built the Nanotech institute building.  

The neuroscience hotel.  Each little pod is your own residence.  They can be removed and refurbished and reinserted according to the whims of the overlords.  

UCLA doors and windows

Doors and windows are the eyes of a building.  Look in to see what character the building has.  Is the door inviting?  Are people in evidence behind the windows?  Or are trees lurking nearby?

Engineering 404 is welcoming you into its bowels.  Enter and immediately decide which way to continue. 

I've previously posted a picture of these prison windows.  This is where students serve detention and faculty on probation work. 

But the campus is really beautiful with modern accouterments.  And how did they get those trees inside the building?

Math sciences window puts on a light show.  

Earth and Space Sciences (what's left then?) lights and door.  1 of 2.  

Earth and Space Sciences lights and door.  Do we really need that outdoor light on now?  2 of 2.  

A series from Neuroscience Building.  Great windows.  Good thing they don't do top secret research there.  Notice the lab technician hanging just inside the window.  

The reflection of the building in the door is kind of neat.  But wait, the one door is open, and we're still getting a reflection.  Then I realized this is actual a see-through to the building on the other side of this building.  

Close-up of Neuroscience window.  This one not needing cleaning.  Reflection in the foreground.  

And another view of the Neuroscience windows.