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The University of California was established by charter in 1868. Its flagship campus was established a year later in Berkeley, across the bay from San Francisco. Today, the UC system has ten campuses serving more than 220,000 students. There are more than 1.5 million living alumni.

UC Berkeley ("Cal") has 35,000 students of whom 25,000 are undergraduates and 10,000 are graduate students. In the US, Cal has the highest number of graduate programs that are ranked in the top 10 nationally.

This photo shows a view of the central part of the campus, looking south. The viewpoint is from a balcony on the 10th floor of Evans Hall. To avoid shooting through a window, I had to stand on a chair and hold the camera up over my head.

The tower on the left is known as the Campanile. It stands 94 m tall. Construction was completed in 1914. The design was influenced by the Campanile di San Marco in Venice. The architect was John Galen Howard.

Other buildings that can be seen in the photo include the Bancroft Library (far right), which houses special archive collections. The brick building just to the right of the Campanile is South Hall, dating from 1873.

In the distance is the downtown area of Oakland, the city that adjoins Berkeley to the south.

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  • Copyright: William Nazaroff (BilboCA) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 115 N: 136] (734)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2009-08-28
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposition: f/11, 1/160 secondes
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  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2009-08-29 6:23
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