Timeless: Two Rainy Days in the Engineering Quad, Many Years Apart

I have many warm memories of being caught in campus buildings while a downpour went on in the daytime darkness outside. It’s a particular kind of happiness to be forced to stop and wait, to put your rounds aside and stand and talk with whoever happens to be standing there with you.

Umbrella Engineering Quad

This came from the Campus Photographer collection, dated “1990s.”

Some people, though, have the foresight to carry umbrellas.

Girl with red umbrella Engineering

I took this last fall. The trees are bigger.

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4 Responses to Timeless: Two Rainy Days in the Engineering Quad, Many Years Apart

  1. Tommy LaVergne says:

    I think mine is in better focus! 😉

  2. Tommy LaVergne says:

    Well, it was a long time ago. My eyes are not what they once were. I tend to like the “soft focus” approach more and more.

  3. Deborah Gronke Bennett (BSEE Hanszen '82) says:

    I commuted on a bicycle when I was at Rice, and I didn’t own a car. I almost never carried an umbrella. Considering the weather in Houston, I made it through my 3 years off campus without that much trouble. Although it rains hard, usually it doesn’t rain hard for that long. I too remember waiting out downpours, then dashing out in the lighter rain to make it home before the next deluge.

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