Sunday, July 11, 2010

Southbend Part 1: Notre Dame

While we're in Michigan, we're trying to take advantage of being close to certain Notre Dame I suppose. Yes, my sister watched the girls for us while we had a date driving 3 hours to visit the Notre Dame stadium (and campus). We adore our girls, but the ride was much more pleasant with just us two! Thanks Leese!

We couldn't get in the stadium, so we had to do with taking pictures outside of it. Here's the box office. Yes, enthralling I know.

Outside of the stadium again. I have to say, it was kind of cool that the stadium is right there on fact, right across from the library. It gave it a cool feel.

Come on. Who doesn't love Lou Holtz? Am I right, or am I right?

This is my best Knute. Oh Rockne, what a man (though I had no idea who he was before we went there. Marcus had to fill me on some college football history while we were there.).

The famous "touchdown Jesus." This is actually the face of the library. There is something about university campuses that I love. I'm not sure what it is. Well, I'm pretty sure it's because I'm a nerd, but I love the energy of a campus -- of higher learning. I don't know. We walked around the library a little and it reminded me a lot of BYU's library -- though ours is much much much bigger. I mean, BYU is superiour, right?

The stained glass inside the basilica was gorgeous. It really was. So, what is the difference between a cathedral and a basilica? I know you are dying to know. Well, we learned while we were there. A cathedral is the home church building of a cardinal. A basilica is just an honor appointed by the Vatican. Interesting.

Aside from campuses, libraries, and old furniture, I love old doors. The main building there -- which they call the Main Building -- was filled with gorgeous old wooden doors. I loved them. I know, silly, but they really were so beautiful. Too bad I'm actually covering it up.

Outside the Main Building. It really was quite idyllic. And though I look the part, I am NOT prego my friends!

This was a wooden chapel that we found on the outskirts of the campus. Apparently they still hold small weddings in there. I wanted to go in, but it was locked. This was the first chapel, I believe, that was built on the campus. You know me, anything old...I love.
It was a fun little trip. I was impressed with the campus. I thought it was really gorgeous and peaceful...but even still...that would never justify the cost for me. $38,500. Yikes. BYU, I'll stick with you.

1 comment:

Nola said...

I love the feel at a college campus too! I miss it so much!


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