There they were, concentrating on their instruments and the music score. The music sounded sweet and enigmatic to me as it floated beyond the walls of the room and out into the main cloister. The result was a captivating atmosphere that drew the attention of anyone who happened to be around. That evening the Student – Read More –
I just couldn’t resist playing a game with these shadows on the floor of this hallway. It’s something I’ve often done ever since I discovered the perfect geometric patterns they make on the ground on sunny days. Each day, I would try to tread on the smallest number of shadows possible, avoiding as many as – Read More –
In the warm May evenings the main cloister of the old monastery is the ideal place to catch up on studies and finish classwork. In times gone by, this same place could very well have been used as a retreat and a place to study by its original inhabitants, the Dominican friars who lived there – Read More –
The building that houses IE University’s Segovia campus hides a magnificent set of geometric lines for anyone who seeks to create photos. The woman looks like a ghost from the past wandering around the old hallways of the Santa Cruz la Real Convent. If you want to capture a photo that is that little bit – Read More –
IE University was turned into a massive architect’s studio for a day. Students and professors took over the main cloister of the university to share and look at their end-of-year projects together. I like to watch the students listening attentively to explanations, learning from each other, as their professional selves take shape.
Scenes like this one are very usual at IE University’s Segovia campus. Anywhere in the main cloister is the perfect place for students to get online to work on their laptop. The thick walls, enormous windows and the all-enveloping light of the old convent make for the ideal environment for a student to concentrate on – Read More –
There’s time between classes for students to have a rest and catch up on phone messages. Here, these IE University students take advantage of these comfy poofs in one of the university campus hallways to chill out for a few minutes and send some WhatsApps.
Made of forged iron and wood, the main staircase of the halls of residence at the Santa Cruz campus still looks amazing to me every time I see it. Someone once wrote that in order to achieve success you should never stop and look at a staircase, but should just start climbing, step by step, – Read More –
If you find you have a mental block for some reason, one way to tackle it is to go outside and get some fresh air in order to be able see your ideas more clearly. There are times when you need to take a moment to step back from whatever it is that has caused – Read More –
The central cloister of the IE University campus is one of Segovia’s hidden gems. Originally built in the thirteenth century, it was subject to extensive reform in the fifteenth century during the reign of the Catholic Monarchs. When Napoleon invaded Spain the French used the Dominican Convent as a prison for Spanish patriots fighting for – Read More –