This is a contribution to Scott Thomas Photography’s photo essay: Travel Photography. We decided to head down the East Coast on Sunday morning, and only if we drove further we would be at the beach by now but our schedule didn’t allow us to do that, our destination was to visit Bo’s nephew Tom, whom is a freshman at East Carolina University (ECU). This is also walking down memory lane for Bo, he attended ECU many years ago and things has changed since he was there.
It was a 4.50 hour drive, a 260 miles (418 km) and we left our house around 6:20 am. We live by the foothills so the mountain view is part of our landscape here, and as we headed towards the East Coast the land is very flat, and we could see a long stretch of highway ahead of us. The navigation system is great for traveling, Ross came with us and brought his with him. We arrived at ECU around noon time.
The East Carolina Pirates are the intercollegiate sports teams representing East Carolina University. One of the most famous pirates was Blackbeard, whom resided in the North Carolina coastal communities and the modern day mascot is based on the description of Blackbeard.
I decided to tour the campus by myself, I knew that most would not have the patience to walk around with me, and thank goodness that I didn’t look out of place. I had my camera backpack, camera around my neck, and was carrying a monopod. I think I blend right in. 🙂
This is the West End Dining Hall, and the tall building next to it is a dorm. Tom is living on Campus and this will be his new home for the next four years.
Bicycle seems to be a transportation of choice in this part of town.
This is an entrance to the Joyner Library, I think it should be to the music hall since it makes musical sounds when you walk through the entrance.
I had to get down pretty low to get this shot. Tom said that if you walk underneath this bell shaped dome then it’s believed that you won’t graduate in 4 years.
I think I would like living here, I didn’t have the luxury of living in a dorm while I was in college. I attended a City University of New York and our campus was nothing comparing to this. This is very much like what you see in a movie.
This is one of the Fraternity houses, obvious by the Greek letters. This one is the Sigma Phi Epsilon, and according to Wikipedia it is a fraternity for male college students in the United States, which this one looks kind of strange to me since it has a red heart shape in front of the Frat house.
A view of downtown Greenville, North Carolina.
This is also a home for many squirrels. If I have time before the assignment due date September 8th, I still have high hope to visit Asheville, North Carolina.