Saturday, January 06, 2007
I work kitty corner to the place where Sir Frederick Banting discovered insulin. The site is now known as the Banting House National Historic Site, and it has an eternal flame on the front lawn.
The problem with eternal flames is they aren't always visible. This one burns with such low intensity that you really have to concentrate your gaze to see any orange flames at all. But even if the flames are barely visible, the roiled, superheated air creates its own spectacle, and is equally worthy of a picture or two.
Flame or no flame, it's a humbling place to visit. And to think I can look out the window anytime and see it. Neat.
Your turn: Do you live/work near any locations of note?