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Saturday, August 11, 2018: Two Springfieldians(?)

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James (top), Bill (bottom)

Thursday, August 9, 2018: Men’s Shirts Department

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018: Morning Surprise

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A garden-variety thunder storm and rotting limb of an Ailanthus tree give new meaning to the term invasive species. Fortunately, no one was getting into or out of the cars when this happened and both vehicles sustained only minor damage — it actually looks much worse than it was. Also known as the tree of heaven, let’s hope it remains up high where it belongs. (Note: This Wikipedia link is well worth reading if, like me, you knew absolutely nothing about the tree.)

 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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Sunday, August 5, 2018: Springfield Bike-About

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

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Classical High School History and Exteriors

Other illustrious alumni besides Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss who has an entire museum devoted to him across the street) are: Taj Mahal, William Manchester, and Timothy Leary. As far as I can tell, the Leary Museum keeps a very low profile.

The present atrium was created by removing the high school’s auditorium seating and floor, and exposing the lunchroom in the former basement. The grand staircase was added as part of the conversion to luxury apartments that began in 1986.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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With special thanks to artist Robert Markey whose glass mosaic figures adorn Springfield’s Dwight Street railroad underpass and form the basis of this inverted composite. Bob’s mosaics are found on walls throughout the city and have appeared once before on Pixetera. More of his work can be found on his website here.

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Monday, July 30, 2018

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Thursday, July 26, 2018: Westward Ho!

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