Sunday, February 10, 2008

Surf breaks

This is a photo of some of the offices at the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at the Scripps Institute for Oceanography. The sculpture from yesterday, "Spring Stirring" is located nearby and was given to the school in 1964, the same year the IGPP was dedicated. Made of redwood and glass the IGPP buildings, designed by Lloyd Ruocco, are like a natural extension of the hillside. Many of the offices have views of the ocean and a path leads down through the campus to the water and Scripps Pier. I wasn't so surprised to see several offices with wetsuits hanging on the door or drying outside like this one.


Blogger Chris said...

I find it hilarious that the wetsuit is hanging on this building. Someday, I'll have to tell you about the 1st time we were in the Scripps area. . . .went to Black's Beach. . . didn't know what it was until we had walked down the cliff. It would make a good photo for you!! ROTFLOL

Sun Feb 10, 07:55:00 PM PST  
Blogger Brent McD. said...

these are some great photos. makes me want to go visit the campus again. what a life for students and profs -- surf the dawn patrol and then walk up to a beautiful building nestled into the hillside....

Tue Feb 12, 02:07:00 PM PST  

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