Los Angeles, CA
No, this isn’t Tuscany or Umbria in Italy…in fact this shot was taken on the campus of U.C.L.A. – the University of California, Los Angeles. Established in 1882, this public university has about 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled. Pictured here is Royce Hall, which was modeled after Milan’s Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio. It was completed in 1929 and is one of the four original buildings on UCLA’s Westwood campus and has come to be the defining image of the university. When I stayed in L.A. a few summers ago, we decided to explore the campus one day and came across this. I think it’s lovely.