Taking a break from COVID-19 Walking Views, this week’s image shows the main mall at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The mall is lined with Red Oaks and has a view of the northern end of the Cascade Mountains.
Many TV shows have been produced on the main mall. Some famous shows produced on the main mall are Battlestar Galactica, Smallville and The Man in the High Castle.
The main mall hosts many important buildings. The primary public buildings and gardens on the main mall are:
The Beatty Biodiversity Museum,
Pacific Museum of the Earth,
Museum of Anthropology,
and the UBC Rose Garden.
The university’s main library and many colleges also sit on the mall.
Painted this view of the Oregon State Capitol Building on a cloudy day. The weather this summer has been cooler than normal. This has caused summer to look like fall.
The Oregon State Capitol Building is made in an art deco style. Most state capitols copy the United States Capitol Building in Washington, DC. The Oregon State Capitol Building was completed in 1938 though and shows the design customs of the time.
The weather is nice and perfect for watercolors. This week’s image is of the Valley Library at Oregon State University. The building is named for F. Wayne Valley who gave the money for the building. The Valley Library opened in 1999.
Tykeson Hall opened on the University of Oregon campus for the Fall 2019 term. I painted this view of the hall shortly shortly after it opened. Last week, I walked on the University of Oregon grounds and thought of this image.
The hall houses academic and career advising, the Division of Equity and Inclusion and the College of Liberal Arts. It shut down in March for COVID-19.
The Eugene Hotel opened in 1925. It was the top hotel in Eugene until it closed in 1980. The building was placed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1982 and changed to over 58 housing in 1983.
While the university is shut down it makes for a nice place to walk. Here we see the Pharmacy Building across the Valley Library quad.
The Pharmacy Building was completed in 1924. It has been the home of the College of Pharmacy ever since. The College of Pharmacy works with the Oregon Health and Science University and other partners to advance medical knowledge.
It is strange to only walk in the area near to home. The same path walked every day wastes the attention and is as bad as no walk.
A short journey to a near by open park can give some welcome change of sights. This week’s image is from a short journey to Salem, Oregon for some change. The bridge is the Minto Island Bridge from Minto-Brown Park to downtown Salem.
Corvallis has stopped events at the Willamette Park sports fields. The emptied fields show the effects of COVID-19 on life. The empty fields give a good space for social distancing while walking or resting in the sun though.
As we continue to shelter in place it is important to also take some time to get outside. This week’s sketch is off some trees along the Mill Race in Corvallis that provide a pleasant escape from my apartment when I am out walking.