My second trip to Jefferson Westside begun from Eugene Station. Eugene Station itself is in Downtown Neighborhood, but Jefferson Westside is just 2 or 3 blocks to west from there. First, I decided to go Lincoln Street and down to south so that I could reach to Jefferson Westside. On my way, I just happened to be passing by and saw Eugene Weekly office at between 12 and 13 Avenue and Lincoln Street.
Although I have alreday known the name of the publishing, I still had no idea where its office was located. Leaving everything to my curiousity, I puhsed the door and got into the pretty tiny building. One female receptionist welcomed me gently. I introduced myself to her that I’m a journalism student of the University of Oregon, and that I just wanted to watch inside of the publishing building. She gave me the business card of the editor, and told me that if I’m interested in something about the publishing, I should not hesitate to ask them. I’ve never seen Eugene Weekly so far, I’m quiet interested in it.
After visiting Eugene Weekly, I walked along with 13the Avenue. The Avenue was pretty busy on traffic. This is because there was an entrance of big street, but I was not sure. I was Jefferson Street.
I was interested in Lane Event Center, but one building attracted me. It was located at 12th Avenue and between Jefferson and Madison Street. At the first time I saw the building, I could not figure out what it was. All I knew was that it is pretty big, compared with other houses in this area. Eventually, I understand that it was junior high school, whose name is Lincoln Junior High School. It was just a junior high school, but this reminded me when I was in the U.S. for the first time.
Because the ways of building are different among countries, I felt I was in a world of somovie when I reached Eugene at the first time. College life in the U.S. was also unimaginable to me when I was in Japan.
Buildings are just familiar things for American citizens, but to foreingners those things sometimes have special meanings in that they remind us original intention.