august 14, 2014

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“If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate.
Give in to it…whatever it is, don’t be afraid of its plenty.
Joy is not made to be a crumb.”
~ Mary Oliver

 

blue moon of kentucky
blue moon of kentucky

 

London (England) has the iconic red telephone booth. Lexington (Kentucky) has Blue Moon Porta-Johns. Pretty fitting photo for the outhouse, don’t you think? I happened past the new dorms where the old Wildcat Lodge basketball dorm used to be when they caught my eye. There were at least eight of them all in a line along the street.

 

from here
from here

 

The dorms are huge, but there are places between them where you can still see Memorial Coliseum. Quite coincidentally, today was Open House for the new buildings. From the outside, they’re about as bland and boring as can be, though the landscaping, clearly still underway, has some nice qualities. And it was pleasant to have openings every so often rather than a giant block of concrete and steal. I didn’t go inside. Meanwhile, across the street, demolition continues. All that’s left of Holmes and Jewell Halls are a walkway pillar and pile-o-bricks. Such a surreal juxtaposition of events made for an interesting walk.

 

final stages
final stages

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