My favorite part of this campus is probably the Mississippi River. A while back, I took my camera and my bike out for a little spin, hoping to capture some of the beauty in the area. I rode my bike up and down the East River Parkway, wet my feet in the river, and even followed some small rodents into the woods on slightly worn paths. When I got to the Westbank, however, I found a little enclave next to the bike path. It seemed completely intentional-- there was a set of stairs leading down to it and a little slab of concrete were a bench might have been.
Another set of stairs led down further and then the path just stopped-- cut off by branches and bushes.
The whole area was beautiful in an odd, morbid sense. There was graffiti on the once white walls and plants had begun to take over the area.