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The Green Beneath Your Feet

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posted on 2011-04-15, 00:00 authored by Carl Sergio
I recently returned from a semester abroad in Barcelona. I can say I learned as much “out of classroom” during my travels as in the classroom. As an architecture student, the world is your playground. Whether the most massive building or the minutest of details, everything offers insight and inspiration. This particular photo was taken at ground level one sunny afternoon of a field of grass growing up through a brick-paved walkway, on what was formerly the exterior surrounding wall of the moat of Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome. A perfect example of how a surface can be firm enough for feet and cars and yet include growth and permeability, as well as beauty.


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Entry in 2010 in The Image of Research, a competition for students in graduate or professional degree programs at UIC, sponsored by UIC's Graduate College and the University Library. Images of award recipients and honorable mention images on exhibition in the Richard J. Daley Library and the Library of the Health Sciences, April 15-May 31, 2010.

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