I have lived in California for almost 11 years now, and have never taken the time to explore the marvelous campus of Stanford University. Since this school is only 20 minutes away from my house, and since my dad went to school there, I feel a bit silly for not discovering and appreciating it’s beauty sooner. Of course, I’ve gone to a ton of football games with my dad at the stadium, but I have never actually ventured into the heart of campus to discover and admire.
Since I have received some amazing early Christmas gifts from my boyfriend and his family, I decided that this would be a perfect opportunity to have some fun discovering the attractions of Stanford’s campus. If you don’t already follow me on Instagram (which you definitely should if you aren’t), you might not have any idea what gifts I am speaking of! My boyfriend’s gracious family gave me my very own Nikon D3200 camera! I could not be more thrilled and excited for the adventures to come in the future with this camera. I am so thankful and blessed to have such wonderful people like them in my life!
Anyways, back to Stanford’s campus! When walking up the main drive, my eyes were immediately drawn to “the quad”–this is pretty much the center of campus. The buildings surrounding this courtyard are exquisite and overflowing with detail. I am so in love with all the arches and beautiful tiles. Towards the back end of the quad is a remarkable chapel with breath-taking designs on the outside (the inside is just as beautiful). I had quite a bit of fun taking pictures and studying this whole area. After walking around the quad, I made my way into the off skirts of campus, where groves of trees surround walkways. In these peaceful woods you will find benches and picnic tables, a perfect place to study or relax.
If you ever have the chance, I really encourage you to visit Stanford University and admire the beautiful Mediterranean architecture. In these photographs, I am wearing an Urban Outfitters leather black dress (which I got on sale with an extra 50% off!) and a warm tribal poncho from H&M (similar here). Let me know your thoughts on these photographs–I am using my new camera!