1. Finally got around to purchasing my first over-under, an American Tactical Cavalry 12 Gauge.  

     

  2. Anonymous said: I love your pictures of our beautiful school! Go Gators!!!!

    Thank you! Go Gators!

     
  3. Lake Alice at the University of Florida. Photo by Chris Bastian.

     
  4. Outside the Reitz Student Union of the University of Florida at Sunset. Photo by Chris Bastian.

     
  5. Century Tower at UF on a bright day. Photo by Chris Bastian.

     

  6. Anonymous said: You're so handsome! Do you have a girlfriend?

    Haha thank you! And no, I do not have a girlfriend.

     
  7. The University of Florida’s Century Tower. Photo by Chris Bastian.

     
  8. Century Tower and Turlington Plaza at the University of Florida. Photo by Chris Bastian.

     
  9. Rolfs Hall at The University of Florida. Photo by Chris Bastian.

     

  10. Anonymous said: Stay cool

    I’ll give it my best shot, Anon. I’d hate to disappoint you. 

     
  11. Dauer Hall at the University of Florida. Photo by Chris Bastian.

     
  12. Empty streets after finals week on the University of Florida campus. Photo by Chris Bastian.

     

  13. Anonymous said: What are some places in walking distance from the University of Florida (or on campus) that will usually be empty or close to empty that I can go to to enjoy earth's true beauty? Thanks!

       Within walking distance I would first recommend Lake Alice, which is on campus and depending on the time of day you may be the only person there. Lots to see in respect to wildlife and nature and it’s usually pretty quiet.

       Additionally there are several wooded areas which are nice to walk through if you feel up to it, including the Graham Woods and University Gardens. If you check out campusmap.ufl.edu anything shaded in green would be a good place to check out. 

        If you’re venturing off campus I highly recommend visiting Paynes Prairie Preserve, namely the La Chua Trail. There is also another entrance to Paynes Prairie located near Lake Wauburg about 10 minutes drive from campus. Both locations are worth visiting.

    Thanks for the question!

     
  14. Summer sunset on the University of Florida campus. Photo by Chris Bastian.

     
  15. Oak trees covering a walkway on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, FL. Photo by Chris Bastian.