Sitting 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.
This time of year strolling the campus is lovely with azaleas blooming profusely.
Paths and streets are shaded by arching limbs of old live oak trees.
Architecturally, Rice is a gem.
Arches are a common feature,
and it is not unusual to see photographers, amateur and professionals alike, shooting among them.
As time has passed, arches have taken on a more modern look though the building materials have remained the same.
One building on campus has a look all its own, and it’s not surprising that it would be the art center.
Now 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