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View From Your Ivory Tower #5

One reader who correctly guesses the campus on which this photograph was taken will win a one-year subscription to our print magazine. Also, get the answer from last week's contest.

First, the answer to last week's contest: University of Washington in Seattle. Lots of readers guessed correctly, but we selected Lisa Heideger as the winner of a one-year subscription to our print magazine for the romance in her answer.

Every spring, my husband and I make a point of walking to UW to see the cherry blossoms in bloom; 90% of the time we miss the peak by several days. The Douglas firs in the background are confirmation that this isn't just any ol' grove of cherries, but a Pacific Northwest grove.

The submitter of the photograph, Arbella Bet-Shlimon, described the view this way:

This is an image from the third floor of Smith Hall at the University of Washington, Seattle, overlooking the cherry blossoms in the Quad near peak bloom.

And with that, here's this week's mystery photograph:


Check back next Friday for notes on where this photograph was taken—and see if your guess was accurate. And, in the meantime, consider submitting a photograph of your own.

Happy guessing!

View From Your Ivory Tower is a photo submission contest. High-resolution photographs of views from the windows of places of higher education should be emailed to and include the name of the institution and a description of the buildings or landscapes pictured. Those whose photos are selected will receive a free one-year subscription to our print magazine.