I was flipping through a file of exterior shots of Abercrombie Lab when this one just jumped out at me:
Do you see where it was taken from? The roof of the Chemistry Building! It’s dated 1950 and I’m basically prepared to buy that. It could be a bit earlier or a bit later but the building still looks new and there’s not much landscaping around it.
In any event, it made me instantly think of something else. I’m sure everyone remembers the debate about where this picture was taken from:
I’ve examined this problem from the roof of Fondren and the roof of Anderson Architecture and I’ve never been able to get the dorms to line up exactly with Hermann Hospital. I once considered the proposition that the photographer could have been standing on the second floor balcony on the side of Chemistry but concluded that Anderson would have been in the way. It had not occurred to me that someone might take pictures from the roof, though.
I wonder how you get up there.
Bonus: Loyal reader Gerald Mixon sends these great shots of new turf being installed on the football practice field. Many thanks, Gerald!