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    One of my very good friends met her husband while they were both working at Iowa State. For a (belated) wedding gift, I want to take pictures of letters that spell their last name (Smith), and have that framed. I'll be driving through today and Sunday, so (weather permitting) I'd like to take those pictures then. However, I did not go to ISU, and I live in Cedar Falls, so I'm not that familiar with Ames or the ISU campus. I'd rather not just wander blindly looking for letters, so if you have any suggestions for interesting buildings, signs, etc., on campus or in town, I would really appreciate it! I have an H, so I'm just looking for the S, M, I and T.
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    Re: Help Please!

    do you know what they majored in?


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    I or T from Jack trice stadium...I or H from Hilton.....


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    Re: Help Please!

    Most of the dorms floors have signs on the outside. They're all different so you should be able to find some random letters .

    Otherwise, go to central campus. Most of the older buildings have various names on them. Beardshear, Parks Library.. .stuff like that.



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    Memorial Union, dorms, Hilton, Jack Trice, CyRide, bars on Welch



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    Re: Help Please!

    I'd get the I and T from Hilton and Jack Trice, the S from an Iowa State University sign and the M from the Memorial Union.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    I'd get the I and T from Hilton and Jack Trice, the S from an Iowa State University sign and the M from the Memorial Union.
    you forgot H - I might do the H from Hilton and get the I from someplace else.


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    Thanks! Great suggestions so far!
    They didn't actually go to school there. They both worked in the athletic department.



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    Re: Help Please!

    The camponile (sp?) would make a perfect I.



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    Re: Help Please!

    There are quotes carved above the doors of the lounges on the west side of the MU.

    What kind of camera are you using? A point and shoot would probably work okay, but some of the letters may look funny/be hard to get due to angle/having to zoom/etc...



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    Quote Originally Posted by IowaTiger View Post
    Thanks! Great suggestions so far!
    They didn't actually go to school there. They both worked in the athletic department.
    Jacobson building...


    What building do they work in?...Try getting inside.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 4VR4CY View Post
    you forgot H - I might do the H from Hilton and get the I from someplace else.
    The OP said they already have the H or I would have said Hilton too.



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    Re: Help Please!

    I'd try to get each letter from a different sign or location. Looks better to have them all different. If you can photoshop any, you could also try letters from the entrance signs to Jack Trice or the ticket office.
    Nice idea!



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    Re: Help Please!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ms3r4ISU View Post
    I'd try to get each letter from a different sign or location. Looks better to have them all different. If you can photoshop any, you could also try letters from the entrance signs to Jack Trice or the ticket office.
    Nice idea!

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