We went to the Shore Line (South Bay) lake, which was near to the lowermost part of the bay. We saw many people parking their cars near the entrance, and then going by walk or by cycles. We could see the greenery all around. We also saw the barren hills of Fremont on one side, in far off distance. The lake was not very impressive, but from nearby we picked up some dried leaves, as dry decoration pieces. We could see the amphitheatre i.e. two domes, on one end of the skyline. On going there we found that a concert was being organized, and the huge parking space available was being used for car parking @ $ 8 per car. After taking exit from there, we saw lot of good houses on both sides of the road. We entered through the Palm Drive entrance of the private and beautiful Stanford University, which had a number of departments. We saw a large number of cars, students and their families. We found that the graduation ceremony (here it was called commencement ceremony) was going on department wise. Students were wearing the usual gowns and caps. There were many chairs. People present appeared to be from India, Thailand, Japan, China and America etc. The whole campus gave a very pleasing look. There were many families taking photographs. Several students were wearing garlands of roses or other flowers, and appeared very happy to have got the fruits of their hard labour. We went to the famous bookstore of this University, which had a very large area. It had four floors, out of which two were underground. The books were arranged on racks, subject wise. There were many other items available here, bearing the name of Stanford University e.g. Caps, Clothing, Vests, Coat, Sweaters, frames for framing of certificates, greeting cards, pen and other materials connected with the students/academics. There was a restaurant also. Thereafter we visited its shopping centre, having many good shops located in a large area. The stores included here were for readymade clothes, travel items, electronic items and various household items displayed in a layout of the house. A large number of persons were seen thronging the shops in this area. This was Stanford’s 108 th commencement for 1,750 seniors and about 3,000 graduate students, who received degrees on that Sunday. About 25, 000 family members and friends cheered them. Commencement speaker was US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, who urged for caring for the young and for preserving the wisdom of elders. Inside the University area, there were Stanford Stadium, Stanford Medical Centre, Stanford Children’s hospital and the famous Hoover Tower. There were many booklets giving photographs of various buildings/locations of the University.