Monday, April 24, 2006

Life Sciences Building

Unfortunately this enormous "man" is not painted on the wall, but I think he's really interesting. This is VCU's Life Sciences building, which is named after the current univesity president (Eugene P. Trani). VCU is my alma mater and this opened right around the time I graduated. The school has done some amazing things for the neighborhood--twenty years ago no one wanted to live in Richmond's Fan District because of crime and dilapidation and VCU provided much of the catalyst that makes this neighborhood as cool as it is today. I will say though, they wrought havoc on the parking situation!

Posted by mea at 7:03 AM

12 Comments

  1. Blogger Miss Scarlet posted at 1:44 PM  
    Aw, I did a year of lots of bio classes in that building!

    And yeah, the parking SUCKS.
  2. Blogger MoonSoleil posted at 4:23 AM  
    Cool man!

    It would be nice to have orientation like that in our university, the just renamed (or renumbered) all of our buildings, and nobody knows where the lectures are anymore... with aguy like that you just KNOW where to go, don't you?

    Do the other faculties have big signs like that one, too?

    All the best from Germany,
    MoonSoleil
  3. Blogger chris.h. posted at 3:41 PM  
    Got to take the rough with the smooth--interesting story.
  4. Blogger EPLUIM posted at 5:05 AM  
    everything okay? It's now Thursday...
  5. Blogger Kala posted at 7:03 AM  
    I like the image - and double helix. I'm into the life sciences so I'm probably biased but thats an interesting story as well and reminds me of how the locals here do not like that tourism garners so much attention and funding from the government but yet its tourism that creates so many jobs.
  6. Blogger micki posted at 12:28 AM  
    I love seeing our capital through your eyes!
  7. Blogger Vancouver Daily Photo posted at 12:52 PM  
    Wow! that would stop you in your tracks! Interesting shot!
  8. Blogger Anne posted at 6:02 AM  
    That's a cool photo Mea!
  9. Blogger Eric posted at 1:21 PM  
    Is this where the Patricia Cornwell books are all to have taken place?

    http://www.patriciacornwell.com/
  10. Blogger mea posted at 10:13 PM  
    MoonSoleil - The buildings are all labelled with silver lettering like you see on the left, but this guy is a lone stallion!

    Eric - Patricia Cornwell is from Richmond and a few of her books are set here (it's also Kay Scarpetta's hometown).
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