While there I, of course, took pictures. My camera is always with me! We only saw a small section of the University of Texas but there is always something to take a picture of!
The highlighted section is the only part we saw, which is called the south mall.
We saw the Littlefield Memorial Fountain, which was built to commemorate WWII. In the background is the famous UT tower, which can be seen from all over campus and from several places in Austin.
Here are some close-ups of the fountain.
If that doesn't sound appetizing then you can try O's To Go. I always wondered where you could buy a vowel. I don't know about the others, but now I know where I can an O!
Albert Sidney Johnston: A Texas general who also served and died as a Confederate general in the Civil War.
Robert E. Lee: Commander of the Confederate Army in the Civil War
James Stephen Hogg: The first native governor of Texas. He did have a daughter, unfortunately, named Ima, but it is an urban legend that he had another daughter named Ura.
He wasn't a small man...
Jefferson Davis: President of the Confederate Army in the Civil War
Something for the ladies! ;)
Near Jefferson Davis' statue there are bullet holes from the shooting that occurred at the UT tower on August 1, 1966.
Charles Whitman was a student at UT and on this day he decided to take the lives of 14 people, including his wife and mother. Ten of them he shot from the 29th floor observation deck of the UT tower. He was shot and killed that day by an Austin police officer.
This picture was taken while I was standing near the bullet holes. That is a long distance! The observation deck is level with the clock.
So as not to end this on a sad note, here are some lovely flowers that were blooming.
It was interesting to see the inside of the buildings. We were at one of the most prestigious colleges in Texas, but you could see that it was past it glory days in some buildings. Several of the rooms we were in were had no white boards, only chalk, but they did have the technology. So maybe they just skipped white boards all together and jumped to projectors and camera documents?
Old mixed with new.
Here is the final picture I took as we pulled out of the parking lot to go home. Even if you are not a Texas fan you have to admit this is a cool picture!