Paralela Universo ... Esperanto|
At Stanford University
San Francisco Bay Area
Saturday August 17, 2019, we met at Stanford University
for "Paralela Universo". We were 20 people, including a couple
from Connecticut, from the NYC group, and several from the, Sacramento, California, group.
3096 Paralela Universo at Stanford University
3097 Waiting to go up the Hoover Tower
3098 Waiting to go up the Hoover Tower
3120 At the Cactus Garden
3135 The Couple from Connecticut, from the NYC group
3136 The Esperanto group "krokodilas".
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The program * * *
The purpose of "Parallel Universe" is for those people who
have been learning Esperanto, to meet Esperanto speakers.
All people that know some Esperanto or are interested in
Esperanto, are invited to participate. Anybody in the whole
world can organize a local event, preferably on
Saturday August 17, 2019,
from noon to 6 PM.
Paralela Universo was started in
For August 17, 2019, we selected Stanford University
as our local venue for the San Francisco Bay Area.
We will start at the Tresidder Memorial Union, within the
university, at noon.
We will be
there at 11 AM. Parking is free on Saturdays.
(Check the signs)
Please let me know if you are coming: Send me an email to
Please write "Paralela Universo" on the subject line.
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● Tresidder Memorial Union:
We will start with
lunch at the outdoor eating area at Tresidder Memorial Union,
1000 feet behind the Memorial Church. There you will find
several places to get food, including BBQ 101; Decadence;
Heirlooms Farmers Market Salads; Jamba Juice; Kikka Sushi;
Panda Express; Rangoon Ruby; Starbucks; Subway; The Axe
& Palm; The Coffee House (CoHo); The Treehouse.
Tresidder Memorial Union has many services for the students:
restaurants, cafeteria, banks, post office, bike shop, FedEx,
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We will visit the following places at Stanford
University in this sequence:
● Hoover Tower
It is about 2500 feet from the Tresidder Memorial Union. This
285-foot tower furnishes an outstanding view of the Stanford
Campus and houses the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution,
Adults $4.00, 65 and older $3.00. The Hoover Tower closes at
Please have 4 dollar-bills with you, if you intend to visit the tower.
● Memorial Church
It is about 1400 feet from the Hoover Tower.
Stanford Memorial Church stands at the center of the campus, and is the University's architectural crown jewel.
● Main Quadrangle
We will walk 350 feet thru the Quad to reach The Burghers of Calais.
The Main Quadrangle, or more commonly Main Quad or simply Quad, is the heart and oldest part of Stanford University in California. The collection of connected buildings was started in 1887 and completed in 1906.
● The Burghers of Calais
It is about
350 feet from the Memorial Church. The Burghers of Calais are
a collection of six bronzed figures in the Main Quadrangle, by
the main entrance to the University. "Les Bourgeois
de Calais" is one of the most famous sculptures by Auguste
Rodin. It serves as a monument to the heroism of six burghers
in Calais during a siege by the England in the Hundred Years’
War in 1347.
● Rodin Sculpture Garden
It is about 1900 feet from the The Burghers of Calais.
Rodin: The Shock of the Modern Body. While “The
Gates of Hell” might not sound like the ideal spot for a picnic,
the bronze cast of Auguste Rodin’s 20-foot masterpiece is just
one of 20 renowned sculptures on display at the Cantor Arts
Center’s Rodin Sculpture Garden. The center’s must-see Rodin
collection — the largest outside of Paris — also includes three
galleries in the museum’s left wing, which together house 170
● Stanford Museum
It is next to the Rodin Garden. The Stanford Museum closes
at 5 PM.
The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, formerly the Stanford University Museum of Art, and commonly known as the Cantor Arts Center, is a complimentary art museum on the campus of Stanford University.
● Cactus Arizona Garden
It is about 1500 feet from the Stanford Museum.
30,000 square feet or 2,787 square meters, is a botanical garden
specializing in cactus and succulents. The garden was first
planted between 1880 and 1883.
● Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden
It is about 4300 feet from the Cactus Arizona Garden.
A sudden forest of traditional Papua New Guinean art works
is hidden in a corner of Stanford University.
The New Guinea Sculpture Garden is located in a small,
wooded grove on the Stanford campus next to a dormitory.
In addition to wooden and stone artworks, the garden also
features landscaping and plants.
● Stanford Bookstore
It is about 1500 feet from The Papua New Guinea Sculpture
Part of the prestigious Stanford University, the Stanford Bookstore offers textbooks, novels, magazines, and a plethora of Stanford-branded sweatshirts, t-shirts, mugs and school supplies. It also sells Apple computers and accessories. It is always bustling with students and is a great place to soak in the unique Stanford culture, besides shopping for academic and non-academic books. A coffee bar upstairs serves up espresso drinks and pastries. We can buy souvenirs
from the visit to Stanford University.
● Then we will return to Tresidder Memorial Union
for some conversation and more eating, about 1000 feet
from the Bookstore.
Paralela Universo is supposed to end by 6 PM. In previous
occasions, some people decided to get together for dinner.
There are the mentioned places at Tresidder Union, and many
restaurants in Stanford Shopping Center and in Downtown
Stanford University Map, pdf
Paralela Universo 2016
The first "Paralela Universo" happened on August 20, 2016 in
25 cities, mainly in USA, but also in Canada, Mexico and Cuba.
The local version:
Started at 12:00 noon, at a restaurant in the Ferry Building in
San Francisco. After lunch we walked several blocks to take a
tramway (light rail), to The Museum of Craft and Design on 3rd
Street at 23rd Street. Then we walked a couple of blocks to
another Museum, and finished at a coffee shop across the
street. Some of the participants went on to have dinner at
another restaurant. 29 Esperanto speakers participated.
Esperanto at Stanford University, a
a conversation group.
Every Tuesday 18:30 - 20:30 (6:30 - 8:30
PM), during the Academic year.
No classes during summer.
The Google Group:
The official site for organizing events.
Telegram Group: The official chat to talk to the other
events during the event itself.
Facebook Group: The events are also listed here, and it's a good place to post pictures of your event. However, note that the Google Group is the official site for announcing local events. Each event announced in the Google Group will appear on the map.
The event locations appear here, with links to the
discussion threads and the event pages.
On Twitter or Instagram, use the hashtag
#paralelauniverso in your posts!
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August 21 2019