Sunday, February 1, 2015
City Daily Photo Theme Day: What would I miss?
Besides my house and my family, this is what I would miss the most. My alma mater, Florida State University, is the reason I first came to Tallahassee over 40 years ago. After graduating, I never left this city and worked at the university for 35 years before retiring almost 3 years ago. This is a picture of the Westcott Building, built in 1910 to serve as the main administration building for what was then known as the Florida State College for Women. The university became coeducational and changed its name the same year my father transferred here from that "other" university down in Gainesville. He was pretty smart to transfer to a former "girls' school" since the men were greatly outnumbered. I'm glad he did because he would never have met my mother and I might not be here now! The interior of the building was almost completely destroyed by a fire in 1969, but was renovated, preserving the original collegiate gothic exterior the building was known for. I decided to use this picture, which I took almost three years ago, because one of the young ladies standing on the steps is my daughter (she is the one on the left). We were taking pictures that day because it was right before she was about to graduate from the university with her Masters degree. It was a cloudy day, but I liked the way the bricks looked in the light. I have already mentioned that both of my parents attended FSU and so did my daughter and my son, as well as my sister. I'm hoping my grandchildren will also be students here one day.
The first day of the month is Theme Day in the the City Daily Photo community and this month's theme is "If you had to leave the city from which you usually post, what would you miss most?" To see other entries for this month's theme, you can go to the CDP Theme Day page here.