Posted by: Elizabeth | August 14, 2009

Landscaping or ladyscaping?

I would like to draw your attention to a bit of landscaping on UC’s campus, near the College of Business:

As seen from Martin Luther King Dr.

As seen from 121 Martin Luther King Dr W.

 

In the midst of shrubbery, we find a bushy mound with a narrow walkway worn down the middle. Let’s zoom in…

Is this close enough?

Is this close enough?

Is it just me, or does this totally look like a vadge?

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Posted by: Elizabeth | August 11, 2009

A Brick-and-Mortar Death Clock

Hundreds of people showed up for the Full Moon tour of Spring Grove Cemetery last Saturday. They were divided into four tours. It’s a testimony to the cemetery’s size that these tours only passed each other occasionally.

At a Victorian ladies' powder room, now a chapel. 4521 Spring Grove Ave.

At a Victorian ladies' powder room, now a chapel. 4521 Spring Grove Ave.

 

The part that struck me most was the clock tower on what is now called the Historic Office, despite being an empty building:

As seen from the aforementioned powder room. Photo taken the next day.

As seen from the aforementioned powder room. Photo taken the next day.

 

While the ladder visible from inside the tower seems to indicate that this building is being renovated, that’s not why the clock (engraved on all four sides of the tower) has no hands:

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Close up, viewed from the north. (the previous picture is from the west)

According to our tour guide, this clock never had any hands, “Because time has no meaning in a cemetery.”

I wonder if the clock in a post office waiting room should be the same way.

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