My World Tuesday: University Avenue at Night

Some of my earilier posts feature scenes from the University of Florida campus. Today I am featuring scenes from University Avenue, which runs along the northern side of the UF campus.

Emerson Hall, Home to the UF Alumni Association.

Emerson Hall, Home to the UF Alumni Association.

University Lutheran Church

University Lutheran Church

St Augustine Church and Catholic Student Center

St Augustine Church and Catholic Student Center

Stadium Club at UF.

Stadium Club at UF

This was supposed to feature luxury condos and mixed use property (retail/residential) but unfortunately it has been abandoned for many months. At times it seems the city leaders of Gainesville are more concerned about being trendy than exercising sound judgment and common sense. It seems that their are lower standards for high-end mixed use developments than other project. The Stadium Club and University Corners displaced several businesses but have never been completed. Several blocks of buildings were demolished for the construction of University Club but construction has never began. Ironically both were touted as revitalization projects. Yes, they would have catered to a more elite clientele and looked nicer than the businesses around the campus but now they are just an eyesore.

University Avenue at night.

University Avenue at night.

I was playing with the camera settings on this one. Think it is kind of cool how the lights all look like blurs.