This morning we walked down to Howard University and for the first time actually walked in and around some of the grounds.
On the way is the E.L. Haynes Public Charter school (classes Pre K – Year 8) – sandwiched between a liquor store and a strip club … the students are sure to be well schooled in some essential life skills. When building permits were being sought there was some public concern over its proximity to the strip joint – but then people realised that the "trading" hours of both would not overlap and everyone relaxed.
When we got to Howard University there was not much indication of Autumn in the trees yet and the campus was very quiet:
From a manicured lawn it is a lovely view to the library. The "scroll" inscription on the building says: Books are voices from past ages Records of the present Heralds of the future Torches to the unenlightened Common bond of cultured men Trusted friends Developing the mind Restoring the spirit Enter thou into this company and seek truth:
Chemistry building and Radio dish - (probably not for looking for aliens)
A little bit of street art – this was on the sidewalk outside the university:
Walking home along a stretch of Georgia Avenue there was just a hint of the color of autumn: