jaypl.com - JPL
 

Features > South Bend, IN (November 2009) > Andy & ND


My sister, Andy, lives in South Bend and works at The University of Notre Dame's Hesburgh Library and I hadn't been down to see the new house she purchased so I took the MKE>Chicago and Chicago>South Bend train to see her for the weekend and experience a Notre Dame Football game. Sadly UCONN beat them on their last home game of the year, but the weather was nice so it wasn't an entirely bad weekend! These photos were taken with Andy's little camera...much less depth of field and creative flexibility but MUCH smaller!


IMG_1607
After watching a Japanese-language film we stopped by the midnight drum circle, they had neat green fire in their cymbals (on some aluminum foil) - very Irish


IMG_1611
A big crowd...


IMG_1617
We walked from her house to the game, it was quite convenient and these odd little fire hydrant people marked the way!


IMG_1619
Tailgating + Liquor Store = Disaster


IMG_1620
Being the inquisitive minds we are, we visited the "What's the buzz about fruit flies" lecture in the science building. We thought it would be a lecture but it was mostly a lab (and we were late so we had to absorb info about p- vs p+ and bar eyes quickly!)


IMG_1622
On the verge of a fruit fly breakthrough!


IMG_1623
Andy prepares to paint with fruit flies...ok, so she's positioning the flies so we can answer that age old question about retinal degeneration in fruit flies


IMG_1624
Aren't those cute little critters?


IMG_1625
That's what they eat...it's Aunt Jemima corn meal, molasses, and other assorted non-fruit food...poor uninformed lab fruit flies


IMG_1626
Next it was off to the Hospitality Village (next to the Tailgating City) - Jeff, a friend from work at GE, was kind enough to put us on the NBCU tent list since GE recruiting has a strong presence there. Here are the spoils of hospitality!


IMG_1628
Andy and I with perhaps one of the last-known photos of the peacock near a GE event if news reports are true


IMG_1629
Then we scurried over to the main building to see "Trumpets Under the Dome" which was super although I fear for those on the first floor as the trumpets clear spit valves


A quick video slideshow of some photos/video clips (from Andy's handy little camera) of the Notre Dame band!


IMG_1636
Finally to the game (we sat near the librarians and you know the university is serious about football when the librarians have an area of seats), it was a sunny beautiful day (50 degrees+ in late November!)


IMG_1637
Sadly they lost the game, but it's just a game, right?


IMG_1646
See, even Jesus is shrugging his shoulders, perhaps I'll call him sports-indifferent Jesus?


IMG_1648
And who would blame him? People littered all over the palace outside the stadium...


IMG_1651
Ok, I understand everyone wants to go to the game but perhaps better trash can arrangement or grounds staff would make this look less like a recycling station


IMG_1653
This was a cute little bus with a smiling shamrock...


IMG_1655
...and no dome but a statue of Mary (I wonder if that's real gold...I could send her in for CASH!)


IMG_1656
Lots of cigar smokers around as well...littering Dominican/Cuban cigars...


IMG_1659
Here's a nice spider plant in Andy's house - it's growing like crazy!


IMG_1666
Andy's a KU grad and Jayhawk fan, I like the name!


IMG_1669
I MUST have one of these neat toys!


IMG_1670
Nice little Clementine oranges and postage stamps of the world


IMG_1672
Classic 1950s fixtures in the bathroom, kinda art deco-y


IMG_1674
Nice tile pattern


IMG_1675
Fun window cranks too...

Return to Features



JPL - jaypl.com Copyright 2009 Jay Langhurst
jlanghurst@gmail.com
This homepage and all the images are copyright Jay Langhurst
and may only be used under the author's express permission.
Photographic Portfolio Features About Jay P. Langhurst Links