The VanDusen Botanical Garden is in the Shaughnessy neighborhood of Vancouver, British Columbia. It is on part of an old golf course. It opened to the public in 1975. Activities at VanDusen Botanical Garden It makes for a good place to walk. It has miles of paths though the collections of plants and objects. TheContinue reading “Waterfall at the VanDusen Botanical Garden”
The Beatty Biodiversity Museum is on the grounds of the University of British Columbia. The museum houses the university’s collection of biological samples. This ranges from pressed plants to fossils. Their most striking sample is the blue whale skeleton in the lobby though. The skeleton is 85 feet (26 meters) long. The whale died ofContinue reading “Beatty Biodiversity Museum Whale Skeleton”
The new Student Union Building on the University of British Columbia grounds opened in 2015. It was built to give more room for student events. The old student union building did not have enough room for the current students.
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 onContinue reading “University of British Columbia Main 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. TheContinue reading “COVID-19 Walking View: Oregon State Capitol Building”
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 andContinue reading “COVID-19 Walking Views: Tykeson Hall”
Monroe Avenue is on the north side of Oregon State University. It offers a great view of the Corvallis City Hall in the distance. Monroe Avenue also hosts many businesses, which are slowly reopening. Monroe Avenue is a nice place to walk with the university closed for COVID-19. You can also walk on the universityContinue reading “COVID-19 Walking Views: Monroe Avenue”
Sketch Description 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.
Sketch Description Urban spaces are formed by the density of private space. So this week I wanted to celebrate private urban spaces with this view of my remote work station. For those of us lucky enough to still have a job that we can do remotely we find ourselves with the unique challenge of exploringContinue reading “COVID-19 Remote Work Office”