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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Birds and Bees of COC

Some birds and bees of COC. 

This is (I think) a hummingbird sitting on his nest.  I had no idea it was sitting on a nest or that I even had taken this photo till I looked at the pictures at home. 

Back view.  Some iridescent coloring there.  Probably bumped into some fresh blue paint. 

Side view.  A wren perhaps?  

Bumblebee searching for mead.  Looks like those water dropping helicopters used to put out fires.  

Cliff or mud swallow nest on a COC building.  They must clean these out periodically because I did not see as many this year as I've seen in the past.  

College of the Canyon Buildings I

Buildings on the COC campus. 

North commons.  Fortunately, this is located somewhat north of central commons.  There is no south commons that I've seen.  Like Central commons, this is not located on the COC map.  Go figure. 

A clever sign.  Ugly as all get-out, but clever.  I though this was a C sign for the first umpteen times I happened on it.  C for Canyon or C for Cougars perhaps.  But on closer inspection, I realized this is actually a C (in aqua blue) O (in white) C (an un-name-able yellow as this is a family blog) sign.  The colors blend so well together. 

Maybe Hasley Hall?  Sorry if I got the name wrong. There are a number of pictures of this building in the blog. 

 Interior.  I'm sure all that red paint serves some function.  Perhaps keeping the building from falling down?  Note that all this red is interior not exterior. 

The intimidating Central Commons, source of COCs power.  Perhaps they could abbreviate this CeCo?  

The reverse uplift annex designed for increasing and decreasing student's elevation preparatory to entering classrooms. 

A beautiful spot.  This is a combination lecture and concert hall.  

Imagine the engineer's discussion about this one.  "Uh-oh Bob, they cut the girder to the wrong size at the shop."  "If we ship it back, we'll never finish this building."  "Easier to let it poke out of the wall."  And that's what they did, and then they painted it red.  This is the only exterior red building structural element on campus. 

Doors of COC

Doors are a favorite photography target of mine.  Here we see the doors of COC. 

Pico Canyon Hall loading dock doors.  I expect Darth Vader to enter through these. 

Plain vanilla generic doors.  

This is the Fire Sprinkler Riser room 103.  Two doors for the price of three.  

You wouldn't want just anyone to use these restrooms.  Protection at all costs.  

Awesome blue with security trash can guard.  

Gateway to another dimension.  

I expect to see a dairy case behind this door.  Don't know why.  Seems like a complicated contraption when they could have installed a regular door.  

Reflections on the floor from door windows.  

Around the other side, they have the non-emerging technologies.  That's a dirty room.  

Left handers enter through the right door, and right handers enter through the left door.  Is that clear?  And there is drainage in case the building floods.