Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Off to Hanover


Kathleen and I will be driving down to Hanover, Indiana with our son Jim for the orientation program at Hanover College. The campus overlooks the Ohio River and is said to be one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. The picture, uploaded from WikiMedia, is of Parker Audiorium. We'll be back Saturday night. Beginning this fall, Jim will be a Hanoverian, though not of the Georges of England variety.

7 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Hope you enjoy and everything goes well.

SzélsőFa said...

It never ceases to amaze me how the names of European cities appear and STAY on the map of the USA. I think of names of cities as unique labels...
It is strange, indeed.
But so is life.

At first sight I thought you were off to Germany :)
Have a great and useful trip!

Tea N. Crumpet said...

I hope you bring back lots of pictures for us to see!

Emperor Ropi said...

It looks like a nice place. And Szélsőfa, as far as I know the German Hannover is with 2 n-s but I am not sure.

steve said...

Charles--Thank you. We did and it went well.

Szelsofa--Thank you. A lot of European immigrants named towns for their own hometowns, so we have lots of European city names. Here in the Midwest, the have places named for battles in the Mexican-American War. La Paz and Churubusco are close by.

Tea, I forgot the camera on the first day, though had I been thinking, I could have taken pictures with my cellphone. I'll have some picures, though not right away.

Ropi--You're right about the spellling. For some reason, the English spelling is with one n. Thus the Hanoverian Dynasty (George I through Victoria). It is a nice place. All the architecture--even the recent buildings--are in a neo-Georgian stle, imitating the style popular when the (Hanoverian) Georges were on the throne of England.

SzélsőFa said...

I think the American spelling uses a single 'n' for Hanover b/c there is one 'n' during the pronouncication of the word as well.
Writing follows the way the name is said - so to say.

SzélsőFa said...

Uhm...lots of typos...I'm sorry..