Saturday, October 23, 2010

essay2. conclusion- saaben mendoza

Here, Old Main reflects the peaceful, fun loving atmosphere of U of A. People are sitting on the benches, relaxing, hidden away to read their books or sleep, others are walking through the fresh green grass, and some are casually riding along side it. The picture seems almost too perfect with the luscious colors of nature and the happy faces of the people, but for them Old Main is a place of simplicity and peacefulness. Old Main is a space of social gathering; mothers stole their children the grass, men play Frisbee, students sit on the bench near the waterfall. This picture illustrates Old Main as the center of campus. The angle is coming from the street, which leads to the entrance. It’s the fist thing that visitors see upon entering U of A; it’s the first thing one sees everyday because it’s the drop off point for all of the shuttles. For most it is the source of direction, the way they find other buildings on campus by associating it with Old Main; the source of direction. Old Main demonstrates and promotes one of the many societal gatherings on the campus of the University of Arizona, however Old Main is unique in that it’s not always a space of peace.


  1. I like that now, in contrast to the other photos, you portray the light and cheerful images and uses of the building. Also, in general just as an idea, do you think that the fact that the road going around Old Main is circular has any significance?

  2. it was good how you said that the picture seemed almost too perfect and then you backed it up by using observations.
    You ended by saying it is not always a "space of peace"... this sentence is very intriguing but you just ended it after saying that. i want to know what you meant by this

  3. you were doing so well until the last sentance. you cant just leave me hanging like that. you introduced so much of this space and then brought up a new idea of it not being peaceful but did not explain why. i want to know! you also say it is a social place.. are there times when it is not social? what makes it so social?