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Most underrated UC Berkeley landmarks

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JULY 31, 2015

Everyone recognizes the Campanile, Sather Gate and the Big C with its beautiful Bay view as iconic images of Berkeley. While we at the Clog love these, we would also like to give some recognition to some less-appreciated landmarks around campus and the area:

 

UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens

1.  UC Botanical Garden

This garden is both beautiful and educational! What more could you want from a landmark? The garden has more than 13,000 different kinds of plants spread over 34 lush acres.

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2. Memorial Stadium

Even if the number of games our football team has won these past few seasons has been lacking, nothing beats how Memorial Stadium looks during night games. The stadium also offers a stunning view of the Bay.

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3.  People’s Park

Oh, People’s Park — your glory days might have been decades ago during the Free Speech Movement, but you’re still an important part of Berkeley’s history. People-watching is always a 10/10 here.

sabre tooth tiger

4.  Saber-tooth cat near McCone Hall

We would love to know why this statue is here. Last time we checked the campus’s history, we have always been the Golden Bears. Were saber-toothed tigers considered as a mascot? Also, its fake teeth look frighteningly sharp.

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5. Rose Garden

Located off Euclid Avenue on North Side, the Rose Garden is a perfect retreat away from hectic campus life. This is one of our favorite places to watch the sunset.

 

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JULY 31, 2015