Next to the Cachuma lake there are many parks and also a very nice hiking trail:
Here are some pictures from the campus, the marine lab and the finally the beach. The pictures are not edited - it really looks that amazing ;-)
The lab with the sea urchins is located on the right. For lunch we can just watch the ocean :-)
The building on the right is the main Physics building.
To hear the "Pictures at an Exhibition" we went to the Granada Theater at Santa Barbara downtown. It was amazing!
Again, it was a very sunny day. And the supermarket looks a bit like a temple:
Going to the Southern end of the campus is wonderful:
The following pictures are examples of our wonderful graduate housing (some people already compared it to a home for the elderly ;-) ), the campus and Santa Barbara downtown.
Our living room and our kitchen (I've never seen such a huge fridge before).
The UCSB lagoon which is just sometimes connected to the ocean, so for some time it's got an independent bio-system (and is subject to research at the UCSB).
When you go down to the South end of the campus, you come to a very long beach and several places suitable for surfing. I went there yesterday evening and it was beautiful:
Actually, the building you see here belongs to the university and is part of a research facility.
And then there's still the campus: The names of Nobel Laureates are demonstrated all over the area:
I've also been to Santa Barbara downtown:
... whatever a wealth advisor does ;-)