Sewanee, Tennessee

On the Domain: A Throwback to College at Sewanee

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Before there was the University of Tennessee, there was Sewanee. There’s no denying it’s one of the prettiest places in Tennessee.

Sewanee, TennesseeOr the country, rather.

Sewanee, Tennessee

What other college campus has a dining hall that looks like this?

Sewanee, Tennessee

(Also referred to as Phallic Palace, with good reason.)

Sewanee, Tennessee

And as Gothic architecture like this around every corner?

Sewanee, Tennessee

A well-behaved parrot guarding the courtyard.

Sewanee, Tennessee

And a cross perched on a hillside that quite literally feels omnipresent?

Sewanee, Tennessee

The grand ol’ University of the South.

Sewanee, Tennessee

While I loved my two years there, ultimately, it was just way too small for me—a sprawling 40,000 acres, but just 1,400 students, or the size of my high school. And way too close to home.

Sewanee, Tennessee

That doesn’t mean it won’t always hold a special place in my heart.

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COMMENTS
  • October 30, 2009

    yay! lovely photos, I sure do miss Sewanee sometimes.

  • October 30, 2009

    Beautiful photos, studying there must be really peaceful! I love the shot of the colourful parrot guarding the courtyard and the grand dining hall in the background.

  • October 30, 2009

    Wow! So beautiful! And this is in Tennessee? 🙂

  • October 30, 2009

    Excellent photos of Sewanee.
    If you ever need a “A Sewanee Home away from Home.”
    Come stay with us.
    Visit my blog with my own local photos.
    http://redoakhollow.blogspot.com
    I really enjoyed your photos.

  • October 30, 2009

    Way to represent the Good ‘Ol South! 🙂

  • October 30, 2009

    Holy crap…is that a REAL bird?

  • October 30, 2009

    The University of the South! My friend went to school here and talks about how much he loved it and how beautiful it was. He was right!

  • October 30, 2009

    Beautiful!

  • October 30, 2009

    That’s how I feel about Santa Cruz. I came *this* close to going there, but I just couldn’t bite the bullet. I’m glad, I love where I went and I met Mike there, but Santa Cruz will ALWAYS be special to me.

  • October 30, 2009

    I’ve been meaning to write… my god, they almost won that game! I was cheering for you the entire way.

  • October 30, 2009

    Very imposing all those grand buildings, I guess someone with some money wanted to be remembered.

  • October 30, 2009

    Stunning, including the parrot.

  • October 31, 2009
    SVV

    Funny story with the parrot. A guy was standing there snapping pics with his point-n-shoot and talking to this massive bird as we were leaving. According to dude, he was being featured in Rolling Stone magazine after being seen at a concert. I was like, “cool, can I take some pictures?” HUGE bird.

  • November 2, 2009

    Beautiful campus! I love visiting old campuses and taking photos. The architecture is sometimes so amazing…and then there are the characters that often populate campus 🙂

  • November 2, 2009
    slynnro

    I’ve always been fascinated by Sewanee. Solely because of the name.

  • November 18, 2009

    It looks like it could be somewhere in Europe.

    • September 1, 2017

      I would say even somewhere in the United Kingdom

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