Since the Tower is at the heart of the UT campus, it looms prominently in my college memories. Now, whenever I return to campus, I gravitate toward it, photographing it during the day, at night, from a distance, up close, after championships, you name it.
When I was a UT student, the Tower observation deck was closed to the public. I used to think about possible story ideas, ways I could play the "journalist card" to get up to the deck, but I never managed to do that. So years later, when the University reopened the observation area, I made a mental note: Must get up there someday.
That "someday" finally rolled around on Friday!
Fresh off our first dip in Barton Springs pool, we were finally able to check visiting the Tower off our Austin "to do" lists.
What a view!
West Campus and the Drag
South Mall and half of the "Six Pack"
The stadium and Disch-Falk
(where the Horns were playing in the Super Regional)
View from the rain spout
I'm thankful this Tower visit worked out this time.
Next up: The Congress Avenue bridge BATS!