Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mizzou in 3D

University of Missouri sign

University of Missouri sign

Earlier this month, I asked my daughter Amy to help me find some of the best spots on the campus of the University of Missouri to capture some 3D stereo images. She completed her undergraduate studies at Mizzou and graduates from MU Law next month so she has spent the last seven years on campus.

As usual, I have uploaded each image as both a red/blue anaglyph and a stereo pair so you can choose your favorite 3D viewing method.

Amy and Truman at MU
Amy at one of the most iconic spots on the MU campus.

Amy and Truman at MU

The six columns on the quadrangle are probably the most recognized symbol of the University. They originally supported the portico of Academic hall, the first building on campus. Finished in 1843, the building was destroyed by a fire in 1892, but the columns have been retained. They were originally constructed from limestone from the nearby Hinkson Creek Valley.


The columns on the Mizzou quadrangle.
The columns on the Mizzou quadrangle.

The columns on the Mizzou quadrangle.

The inscription on the George Lundeen sculpture of Thomas Jefferson reads: This bronze sculpture and garden were given to the University of Missouri-Columbia by trustees of the Jefferson Club to recognize the University's unique connection with Thomas Jefferson.  MU is the first Land Grant University in the Louisiana Purchase Territory, and the design of the Francis Quadrangle is modeled after the plan first used by Jefferson at the University of Virginia.

Thomas Jefferson statue on the quadrangle at MU.
Thomas Jefferson statue on the quadrangle at MU.

Thomas Jefferson statue on the quadrangle at MU.

Jesse Hall is the main administration building for the University of Missouri and was built in 1893 after Academic Hall burned to the ground. It also houses Jesse Hall which is one of the best places in town to see concerts and plays.

The Dome of Jesse Hall at MU
The Dome of Jesse Hall.

The Dome of Jesse Hall at MU

Jesse Hall is the cultural center of the MU campus.
Jesse Hall is the cultural center of the MU campus.

Jesse Hall is the cultural center of the MU campus.


Groundbreaking for the Memorial Union, which includes the A.P. Green Chapel, originally took place in November of 1921 as a tribute to the Mizzou alumni who died in the first World War. The Tower was completed in 1926 and the North Wing was completed in 1951. The South Wing was added in 1963. Amy says that her daily walk down the tree-lined path toward the Union is one of her favorite parts of living east of campus.


The Green Chapel at the University of Missouri.
The Green Chapel at the University of Missouri.

The Green Chapel at the University of Missouri.

The Green Chapel at the University of Missouri.
The clock tower of Memorial Union seen over the roof of Green Chapel.

The Green Chapel at the University of Missouri.

Memorial Union at the Univeristy of Missouri
The tree lined path to Memorial Union

Memorial Union at the Univeristy of Missouri


Truman the Tiger, named after president Harry S. Truman, is the official mascot of the University of Missouri. He was formally named in 1986, but the use of a Bengal Tiger as the mascot dates back to the 1890s.

Truman the Tiger at MU
Truman the Tiger is the Missouri mascot.

Truman the Tiger at MU

Truman the Tiger at MU
A closeup of Truman the Tiger.

Truman the Tiger at MU

I don't know any of the history of this small pond near the edge of the campus, but these are some of the most beautiful 3D images that I have ever captured.

A quiet pond on the MU campus.
A quiet pond on the MU campus.

A quiet pond on the MU campus.

A quiet pond on the MU campus.
Another view of the pond at Mizzou.

A quiet pond on the MU campus.

How have you been enjoying your spring?




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