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Photographer: Surevesta
Date: May 2009
Location: Walla Walla HS, the HS I based the one in Dissonance off of.

A kind of tour of the campus. I left what I needed to have to work more on the new parts at my apartment- so I borrowed my Mom's camera and my Dad's loveable yellow lab Belle and drove over to the HS campus to take these photos. There are quite a few of them- and there were more that didn't turn out (first time using that camera and it was confusing). I hope you all enjoy. The next part of Dissonance should be up Sunday evening- even if I don't have the next part to the beta. I only have a few more scenes to work on for part seven anyway.

Till then, I hope you enjoy this!

I wrote based off my memory so there will be some discrepancies between these pictures and the story. Just call it creative licensing or whatever.

This is the HS that Dissonance is based off of. There are a few differences due to changes since I went there and the fact that it had been years since I last visited the school when I started writing.

Music Building Entrance to Lobby

WWHS Music Building
There is normally a bench where the three large crates are visible inside.

Walk from Music Building to Science

This walkway leads up to the Math/Science Building coming from the Music building and auditorium. There is also a bridge over the creek towards the commons to the right. (there is also a squirrel in the middle mid run)


side of the auditorium
Side of the auditorium that. Walk goes around to the main doors. Across from Science building.

Auditorium front doors
The front doors of the Auditorium which is in front of the music building classrooms, connected by the music lobby.

Science and Math Building - Graduation platform

Graduation platform
On the right side of the Science and Math building below. This platform is where Graduates receive diplomas and the speakers address the crowd seated in the field across the small creek below.

Science and Math Building

WWHS Science and Math Building
View from the Walk that passes by the side of the Auditorium/Music Building pictured above.

WWHS Science and Math Building
A door to one of the locker lobbies in the Math/Science Building. The inner door on the other side of the lobby leads to a courtyard. There used to be dividers in the middle of the lobby with more lockers- but those have been removed.

Science and Math walkway
View from next to the locker lobby door towards the portables.

Music Building Parking Lot

WWHS Music Building Parking Lot
This is a view from the Science/Math Building walkway down towards the student portion of the Music Building Parking lot. The Auditorium and Music classes are to the left. The field is part of the agricultural/vocational classes. They have sheep and other livestock usually.

Science/Math Portables

WWHS Science and Math Portables
Next to the field above is a barn and then these portables. This is a view from a walkway up to the science building (partially visible).

Vocational/Agricultural Building

WWHS Vocational and Agg building plus teachers parking
This is an image of the Vocational Building from the Side of the Science Building. The parking here is for Teachers.

Science Building Walkway

WWHS Science Building Walkway
Looking down the Science Building walkway towards the street from where I took the picture of the Vocational building.


Across bridge to Commons front. Side of Library visible- the entrance to the Foreign Language classrooms and a locker room.

Side of Library

Commons front
Front of the commons, closer up. (Where Jensen sits to eat)

side of commons
View from the front corner of the commons toward the Small Gym's main entrance and the back of the library. Tennis Courts visible in the distance. Outside sitting area for lunch.

field and science building
Looking from Commons towards the Science building. (I believe there used to be a small tree there. I mention it in part two)

Field and Library
Looking from in front of the commons across the field towards the corner of the library building.


Library Walkway
Walkway along the side of the library building next to the field. Heading towards the front of the building.

Field looking to Science building
Looking from Library walkway across the field to the Science and Math building.

Front of Library
Front of the Library. Doorway is towards the Library main door (pic didn't turn out). Looking towards the side of the Academic (English and History) building.

Side of Library and Academic building
This is a view down the side of the library across from the side of the Academic building.

Academic building (English and History)

Front of Academic building
The front walkway of the Academic building.

Main office
Doors to the Main office in the front of the Academic building.

Teachers lot and Academic portables
View from front corner of the Academic building towards the teachers parking lot and Academic portables.

Academic Courtyard
Inside of the Academic courtyard from near the main office inner door.

academic courtyard from class
Courtyard view. (from right outside Jensen's English class)

Couryard and walk
View down the walk towards the main office inner doors.

Hall from courtyard to outside
The hall from the courtyard to the outside walkway towards the field that leads to the student parking.

locker lobby
Locker lobby across from Main office of the Academic building. (Tennis courts are behind where I was standing)

Gym and Fields

Bleachers similar to the one in my story. Normally on the other side of the tennis courts (they were placed in an odd place against a fence back to front on cement)

Big Gym side entrance and JROTC classes
View from Academic building walk, towards side entrance of Big Gym and the side of the small gym where the JROTC classes are. Tennis courts are to the left with several old BB Courts/baskets.

practice field
View from cement near big gym towards the practice field the FB team used a lot for drills (they mark it out with small orange disks/cones)

Back door to big gym
The back door to the Big Gym. (In my story the paved walk wasn't quite as big. The place J2 talked was a bit farther down)

parking lot and soccer fields
Gym Parking lot across from the soccer field- the older one.

Big Gym main entrance
Main entrance to Big gym and the side of the small gym. (this is the door Jensen enters for the pep rally)

back of commons, path to music building
This is a view from the parking lot to the back of the commons. Bridge to the left goes to the music building. Weight room portable to the right of where I took this as well as a side entrance to the small gym.

back of commons and small Gym
Back of commons and small Gym looking towards the side of the academic building.

Side of Commons
Up to the side of the Commons. There used to be pop machines but they replaced them with Gatorade and water.

From here you can take the path back up to the music building and the first picture. Below I'm going to show the parking lot J2 are at a lot.

Teachers and Far parking lot

teachers lot
Image of Teachers parking lot from field. Straight across the baseball stadium is visible across the street- as is a church. On the other corner- diagonal from the Church- is a small building where Mormons can leave campus to have a religious class.

parking from academic
View of the parking lot from the academic walkway. That's my 97 green mazda... not the right year for Jared's, but hey!

view of farfarparking and track and fb
View of the far far end of parking from side of academic (tennis courts visible) and the track plus the football scrimmage field.

closer pic of parking and fence
Closer pic of the parking (paved though, now) and the fence from the grass.

Academic from parking lot
View of the Academic building from the parking lot.

Second BB practice field and fence
A second Baseball practice field, which I forgot existed (the other is behind the big gym) view from the parking lot towards the FB practice fields.

parking lot
Parking lot lengthwise. It's gravel in the fic, I believe, cause I said so.

That's all! (Did anyone actually like this? I'm considering taking pictures of some of the other places next time I'm in town... so if anyone did and would like to see them let me know!)

Date: 2009-05-24 08:01 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-05-24 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks! :)

Date: 2009-05-24 08:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow, that school is pretty neat... must be a huge campus.
My school was in an old part of a castle, so it was all kinda old and crammed, but quite charming (all but the new music/science building off to the side of the park which was just ugly).
I can imagine them running around there.
*hugs* Birdie

Date: 2009-05-24 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The campus is pretty big. Couldn't spend a lot of time messing around during the passing period because of it.

*hugs* <3

Date: 2009-05-24 05:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
What a cool school! It's so nice to have a mental image of the places the scenes take place! I'd like to see the school from part 6? And is that field a real place??

Date: 2009-05-24 07:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It is, isn't it? I've visited several dozen HS's and I have to say that the one I went to was my favorite due to the layout/looks.

I'll take pictures of it next time I'm in town! :) The field is based off of a wheat field location (without the tree) mixing it with a vineyard. The vineyard is flat and both are private property and I don't know the owners :(

Date: 2009-05-24 06:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I love the pics!!

Date: 2009-05-24 07:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks! I'm glad! <3

Date: 2009-05-24 07:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I would give my right arm, to have gone to that school, lol. The one i wen'tt o was falling apart and got burnt frequently *looks around sheepishly*

I loved the pictures, really helped visualise the places in the story :)

Date: 2009-05-24 07:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

The academic locker lobby I took a picture of actually caught fire in my Junior year- someone set fire to the Boys bathroom. I was actually in a room connected to the lobby with the door open correcting papers for a teacher I TAed for in a teacher's supply/lunch area.

Thanks! I'm not a photographer, really, but I tried :)

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