This Is Houston

IMG_0401Sitting on 300 acres in the heart of Houston’s museum and medical center district is Rice University, consistently ranked in the top 20 U.S. colleges and universities.   With all its land, Rice could be a much larger school, but it serves less than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  Interestingly, the students reflect Houston’s cultural diversity.

IMG_0404This time of year strolling the campus is lovely with azaleas blooming profusely.

IMG_0421Paths and streets are shaded by arching limbs of old live oak trees. 

IMG_0407Architecturally, Rice is a gem.

IMG_0410Arches are a common feature,

IMG_0409and it is not unusual to see photographers, amateur and professionals alike, shooting among them.

IMG_0424As time has passed,  arches have taken on a more modern look though the building materials have remained the same.

IMG_0431One building on campus has a look all its own, and it’s not surprising that it would be the art center.

IMG_0438Now Rice is not a football powerhouse, but the stadium is huge seating more than 70,000.  Back in the early 70’s a Super Bowl was held there and not too many years ago was one of my all time favorite concerts featuring Billy Joel and Elton John.  What a combo!

Yes, Rice University is one of those places in Houston that is truly worth a visit.  It is also a great resource for continuing education.

i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind

16 thoughts on “This Is Houston

  1. Which time of the year did u visit here.. It’s beautiful

  2. I love strolling college campuses! Rice is a gorgeous campus, and thanks for the tour.

  3. I love this series and what magnificent architecture presented here today….I love visiting universities as the architecture is so often truly amazing along with the incredible history.

    1. It always pleases me to see characteristics of the original style incorporated into newer buildings.

  4. Teresa S. Fowler March 21, 2018 — 7:28 pm

    Beautiful campus. Thanks for the pictures.

  5. A wonderful campus. Love the walkway of azaleas. My azaleas are way behind yours.

    1. Azaleas here are gorgeous. Our colder than usual winter must have been good for them.

  6. I’ve only seen it from the car as my daughter drove me around on a visit. I recall a tasty meal at Torchy’s Tacos, a very popular place near the campus. Heading back in July, when the azaleas will be green and the humidity 100%

    1. The good news is there’s plenty of air conditioning! How are things going for your daughter?

      1. Very well, thank you. She’s an adapter and on her way to being a Pediatric Trauma Surgeon.

  7. What a beautiful campus!!! Had no idea it’s student enrollment was so small! Thanks for enlightening me!!!

  8. Pretty setting, and awesome concert

  9. I love walking around Rice campus…..everything is so well done!
    Thanks again for lunch bunch yesterday……it was so special …..:)

    1. I love all the wide open spaces.

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