December 26, 2012: University of Manitoba in Winter
It’s December 26, 2012. You know, it’s Boxing Day in Canada. I bet nobody is as nerdy as I am…touring the University of Manitoba on Boxing Day?!?! ò.ó Yep, instead of going to the mall for big major shopping, I decided to “pay” a visit to the University of Manitoba. Yes, it cost $2/hour for my parking at the university campus. Shouldn’t it be free since the university was closed anyway??? Who was patrolling the parking lots on public holidays?
I left my hotel in downtown at 7am and got to the campus around 7:20am. Indeed, early and nerdy. :D The parking lot was very empty with only one car, and that was my car. :D The campus was therefore quiet as expected; most of the buildings including University Centre (Students’ Union Building) were locked. It was a very cold morning. Fortunately, one of the doors at Engineering Building was unlocked, so that I could enter to warm up my body a few times!
December 26, 2012: UofM Administration Building during winter sunrise around 7:40am on Boxing Day. This building constructed in 1912 was originally the Manitoba Agricultural College and is now the Administration Building. With its central location and eye-catching architectural design, this iconic landmark becomes the focus of the campus and often represents the whole university.
December 26, 2012: The sky started to change colours during sunrise.
December 26, 2012: This stand-alone building in a wide open field makes the Administration Building very eye-catching. A gorgeous architecture in every view angle. Thumb Up!
December 26, 2012: Right next to the Administration Building is the Tier Building, named after the former Dean of Arts, William Tier. This building was designed by Arthur A. Stoughton, former head of Architecture.
December 26, 2012: Other buildings next to the Administration Building are the Buller Building (behind me) and Human Ecology Building (on far right). The Buller Building opened in 1932 is a cousin to the Tier Building. Human Ecology Building opened in 1912 used to be the Horticulture and Biology Building.
December 26, 2012: UofM Chancellor's Hall. This building is not really next to the Administration Building. I went to this building just to see the polar bear. :D This is the first polar bear statue I've seen since I came to Winnipeg. :-)
Map & Driving Dirction
Exact location of Administration Building is indicated by Green Arrow on the following map.
Official UofM Campus Map: click here
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