The centerpiece of the campus at the University of California at Los Angeles has, for years, been the square around Royce Hall and Powell Library. It is one of the older sections of the campus, built in the late 1920s, and features Romanesque architecture which contrasts starkly with the Mission Revival and Art Deco styles popular in Los Angeles around the same time.
Elegant fountains accentuate the green lawn - even in the midst of drought.
The spice must flow.
No matter one's views on water conservation, the landscaping is still beautiful.
I was on my way to the law library, which looks like this:
Of course, all good things must come to an end, including research and vacations.
On the way out, Lufthansa treated us to one more view of the beach.
Once the plane turns on its flight path, the view shifts north to Santa Barbara and Ventura.
Some have said down through history
If you last, it's a mystery
But I guess they don't know what they're talking about
From the mountains down to the sea
You've become such a habit with me
- Waylon Jennings, "America" (1984)