One of my favorite musicals, The Phantom of the Opera. How awesome was it to have this tour stopping in Austin. If only they joined the age of the internet and let you take a photo inside the theater either before or after the show. So much free publicity that could be had on social media sites. You will just have to trust me that the show and the sets on stage were great.
When you are on campus, you have to stop for a few moments and admire the University of Texas Tower.
The Biology Turtle Pond on campus was a nice place to get some photos of the Texas Tower on this cold, drizzly night. The Tower was lit up in Burnt Orange in honor of the Texas Women’s Volleyball Team winning the Big 12 Championship. Yay! I took the opportunity to walk around campus with my camera.
Happy 4th of July from the Oval Office! Well, at least the replica found in the LBJ Presidential Library.
In the shadow of the Texas Tower on the campus of The University of Texas, stands a statue of Jefferson Davis. This statue is in the news lately, as it was vandalized in June and is under consideration for removal from campus. There are several statues at UT, including four of Confederate Leaders. At the very least, it is interesting how these statues were chosen to be placed on campus, and at the very worst, they represent very racist and slave owning individuals from our past. I won’t decide if the statues should stay or not, but leave that decision up to the University. I will leave you with a set of photos from this afternoon of the Jefferson Davis statue (clear of graffiti) and the Tower.