Some of my favorite places to run on my travels are college campuses. The cool thing about college campuses is that they’re all a little bit different and almost all of them have interesting architecture…even the Minnesota Golden Gophers!
The University of Minnesota campus is divided by a river. On one side is the “West Bank” which houses the original campus and the other side is the “East Bank” with some of the newer colleges. I stayed on the East Bank, so after a short jog around that side, I crossed the pedestrian bridge (which was enclosed by the way for the winter treks I assume), and was greeted on the other side by this:
The Frederick Weisman Art Museum is quite a spectacular building. It is made even more stunning as the sun comes up and strikes its many varying angles of metal exterior. I have to admit, I was surprised to see this in good old Midwestern Minneapolis. But that is what is so fun about a run on a college campus – you never know what you’re going to come across! I’ve got meetings on campus today and you can rest assured I’m going to keep my eyes out for more great buildings. It is truly amazing how enriched your life can be by beauty if you just slow down and look around.