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Sumner House

 

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 35mm ISO 200 3-bkts f/13 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

Sumner House (1887) is the oldest home in Claremont, California.  This Queen Anne Victorian was the home of Reverend Charles Burt Sumner, once of the founders of Pomona College.  The house was moved to its current location, First Street and College Avenue approximately ten years after construction and serves as the anchor point of the southern perimeter of the college.  The home is owned by Pomona College and it is now used as a guest house for the college.

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A Quiet Campus Sidewalk

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 24mm ISO 320 1/8 f/11 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

It is late afternoon on the sidewalk under the shade of mature trees lining Sixth Street on the campus of Pomona College, Claremont, California.  The building is Clark Hall V, a student residence, the tower in the background is Smith Tower which has both a clock and carillon.  By local tradition the carillon chimes at 47 minutes after every hour.

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Bridges Auditorium – West Facade

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 10mm ISO 320 3-bkts f/11 Lr4, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS6

A head-on shot of Bridges Auditorium situated behind a plaza on the east end of Marston Quad at Pomona College, Claremont, California.  Bridges faces the Carnegie (Library) building which sits across College Avenue at the west end of Marston Quad.

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Bridges Auditorium Late Aftenoon

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 15mm ISO 320 1/250 f/11 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

The Maybel Shaw Bridges Music Auditorium was designed by architect William Templeton and constructed in 1931 at a cost of $600,000; it seats 2,500.  This view s of the north and west facades of the auditorium which sits on the eastern edge of Marston Quad, at Pomona College, Claremont, California.

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Smiley Hall

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 20mm ISO 320 3-bkts f/11 :Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

Albert K. Smiley Hall (1908).  The first residence hall built on the campus of Pomona College, Claremont, California.  This is a great campus for walking around and enjoying and appreciating the lush landscaping that the college buildings are set in.  Clean and quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of the Southern California megalopolis.

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The Journey Begins Here

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 20mm ISO 320 3-bkts f/8 Lr4, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS6

These gate posts are not only a starting point for young minds inquisitive and motivated to expand their “book learning” knowledge and exercise their intellect, but they also represent a departure point from the sheltered world of youth and academia to begin the exploration of life throughout the wider world.  Open without any obstacles they present  an opportunity to those who would boldly cross their threshold in search of awareness beyond their immediate radius.

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Memorial To An Education Uncompleted & A Life Cut Short

Nikon D7000 1-200mm @ 18mm ISO 800 3-bkts f/13 Lr4, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS6

I love these doors, I love the drama of the entire threshold.  This is the Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges), Pomona College, Claremont, California.  The Mission style building was designed by Myron Hunt and built in 1915.  It had it latest renovation in 2001.  The building was a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Appleton Shaw Bridges in honor of their daughter Mabel Shaw Bridges ’08, who died after an illness in 1907.


Halls Of Academia

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 18mm ISO 800 3-bkts f/11 Lr4, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS5

The view looking south through Lebus Court at Pomona, College, Claremont, California.  Lebus Court was designed by Myron Hunt and erected in 1915 at the rear of Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music (“Little Bridges”).  Lebus Court, along with Rembrandt Hall houses the  Department of Art & Art History at the college.  The  building directly south is Harwood Hall, the first residential hall constructed on the campus in 1921.

In relative terms, the buildings and campus of Pomona College offer some of the most mature architecture and landscaping to be found in the Southern California area since they have been standing roughly 100 years.  This test of time is quite an achievement in a locale that has historically been ever evolving, ever changing during the past century and a half.  I really like the feeling I get from the stonework and the building structure and texture in this image, from the lush, fully mature greenery.  Pomona is a great campus for walking and enjoying green things, with many mature and majestic trees.  I have never been comfortable or inspired in schools and classrooms, never fully engaged in classroom learning, but being on the campus of Pomona College I get a great feeling of contentment and permanence.  This rendering makes me feel good.