Blue & Gold: Berkeley at Night

Bonjour !

This week is Big Game week, my favorite week of the year. For the Berkeley vs Stanford football game many buildings light up in blue & gold, making the campus even more beautiful! I love night photography so shooting the campus with these special lights was something I looked forward to every year. Here are a few shots of Berkeley at Night.

Blue Campanile and Golden Gate at Sunset. Click to enlarge. http://joelthai.photo

Blue Campanile and Golden Gate at Sunset. Click to enlarge.

This photograph is my favorite shot of Berkeley because it captures Sather Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge, and one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen! I absolutely love how this fantastic blue of the Campanile echoes the blue of the water and sky.

Blue Campanile and Doe Library. Click to enlarge. http://joelthai.photo

Blue Campanile and Doe Library. Click to enlarge.

Blue & Gold Campus. Click to enlarge. http://joelthai.photo

Blue & Gold Campus. Click to enlarge.

Here are two shot of the Campanile and the Doe Library, both lit in beautiful blue and gold colors. In the first photo you can see a moonset above San Francisco and in the second one Cal’s logos are projected on the Campanile. Berkeley is certainly one of the most beautiful campuses!

Blue & Gold Sather Gate. Click to enlarge. http://joelthai.photo

Blue & Gold Sather Gate. Click to enlarge.

Blue & Gold Sather Gate Trees. Click to enlarge. http://joelthai.photo

Blue & Gold Sather Gate Trees. Click to enlarge.

This campus tour wouldn’t be complete without photos of the campus’ other symbol, which is Sather Gate. Walking along those trees and through Sather Gate is such an amazing experience! It is always crowded, but with some night photography magic, people disappear to reveal Sather Gate in its entire splendor.

Blue & Gold I-House Dome. Click to enlarge. http://joelthai.photo

Blue & Gold I-House Dome. Click to enlarge.

Finally, I-House is also joining this tradition as the dome is lit in blue & gold. With that being said, enjoy the festivities: night rally, bonfire rally, and the Big Game on Saturday! Beat Stanford! Go Bears!

About Joël Thai

Bonjour ! My name is Joël Thai, I am an environmental engineer, passionate photographer, triathlete, and world traveler from Paris, France. I spent four years in Berkeley for graduate school, research, and teaching. Living at International House Berkeley was such an enriching and exciting experience! Go Bears!
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4 Responses to Blue & Gold: Berkeley at Night

  1. Susan Giesecke says:

    Beautiful photos!

    On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 7:25 AM, I-House: Where UC Berkeley Meets the World

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