Friday, September 12, 2014

Location, Location, Location

In the Fall of 2011 I moved into a new office at UTK Law.  I've been super happy in that office.  It is located right in the middle of the faculty hallway, so I get to see my colleagues and passing students daily.  It has four really lovely windows and a TON of natural light.  For the first few months in the office I was so pleased with the light that I refused to draw my shades even when I was blinded by direct sun.  The office even has a decent view: you can see part of Neyland Stadium, the pretty tower on the hill, and on a clear day the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.

My visitor's office here is a pretty clear upgrade, however.  First, the building is right next to the Dragon Bridge, probably Ljubljana's most famous and scenic bridge.  Here's a view of the bridge from the river:
And here's a rear view of one of the dragon statutes, with the law school in the background:
It is also right next to the daily farmer's market, which is completely nuts and deserving of a forthcoming post of its own.  Suffice it to say that the surrounding neighborhood is pretty cool.

The building itself is a renovated printing factory.  Here's the front door:

Still, when I came for my tour I was a little apprehensive.  At the University of Tennessee we have sometimes put visiting professors in windowless rooms or even in the same office suite as George Kuney (I kid, I kid), so a pretty building does not guarantee a decent workspace for the year.

I think it is fair to say that my office exceeds my expectations.  It is on the top floor and looks out directly upon the bridge.  Here's the view straight out:
In the distance you can even make out the cloud covered Julian Alps:

And the windows are huge:

So yeah, so far so good office-wise.  Productivity-wise is a different story, so back to work!


  1. (clapclapclap) Yay Dad!

  2. I remember when little and we were An American Family in Europe in the 50's, if we couldn't get good slides of a place, we bought them. So I figure that's what you did here b/c of everyone's comments about the lack of Slovene Sunshine. If indeed you took these photos, Ben, VIVA Slovenia.....incredibly beautiful. Love the Dragon Bridge.... and, of course, YOU! Yur Mum.