Bloomington stad i USA med operascen
Bloomington är en stad i Monroe County i den amerikanska delstaten Indiana. Bloomington är administrativ huvudort i Monroe County. Staden ligger en timmes bilväg från delstatshuvudstaden Indianapolis.
The population was 80,405 at the 2010 census.
The city is the home to Indiana University B . Established in 1820, IU B has 42,630 students, as of September 2014, and is the original and largest campus of Indiana University. In the 1991 book entitled The Campus as a Work of Art, author Thomas Gaines named the B campus one of the five most beautiful in America. Most of the campus buildings are built of Indiana limestone.
The city is also the home of the Indiana University School of Education, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University Press, the Kelley School of Business, the Kinsey Institute, the Indiana University School of Optometry, and the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute.
Teh city has been designated a Tree City for more than 30 years, as of 2014. The city was also the location of the Academy Award-winning 1979 movie Breaking Away, featuring a reenactment of Indiana University’s annual Little 500 bicycle race. Monroe County’s famous limestone quarries are also featured in the movie.