<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/21907792@N08/" target="_blank">Don Pugh</a>

University of Western Australia, Perth

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Since its founding in 1914, this university’s plan was to have “buildings in a park,” a design aesthetic that still pervades the campus today. Along with open-air pedestrian walkways that spill out on green lawns, the campus includes the Somerville Auditorium, an outdoor stage where the thousand seats are framed by tall pine trees; and the sunken garden, with flower beds, ponds, and a grass-covered amphitheater, where plays and musical events are performed. Best of all, the campus is adjacent to Perth’s Swan River as well as the 988-acre Kings Park (home to more than 70 bird species).

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University of Western Australia, Perth

Since its founding in 1914, this university’s plan was to have “buildings in a park,” a design aesthetic that still pervades the campus today. Along with open-air pedestrian walkways that spill out on green lawns, the campus includes the Somerville Auditorium, an outdoor stage where the thousand seats are framed by tall pine trees; and the sunken garden, with flower beds, ponds, and a grass-covered amphitheater, where plays and musical events are performed. Best of all, the campus is adjacent to Perth’s Swan River as well as the 988-acre Kings Park (home to more than 70 bird species).

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