Friday, June 24, 2011

Don't you mean Dr. Moreau?

Who parks here?
London, ON
October 2010
About this photo: We're still sharing signs as part of our latest Thematic (link here). To be perfectly frank, it's been a busy, stressful week around here, so I simply haven't had time to ponder and prepare the next theme. Suggestions welcome.
Universities aren't known for being places of overt humor. So when small examples pop up - like this one in, of all places, a parking lot - I think it's our responsibility to put them in some sort of box so we can remember them.

Since I first shot this, one of the buildings beside this delightful chunk of concrete and unkempt grass has been demolished as part of the university's never-ending need to change. I don't know if this even exists any more. Note to self: go back and check.

And if it doesn't, I hope that whoever rebuilds this otherwise forgettable place in future finds a way to once again give this sign a home. Or otherwise figure out how to make total strangers smile as they go through the paces of their day.

Small thing, yes. But something that matters nevertheless.

Your turn: Ever come across a small thing that made you smile while you were out and about?

5 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

In Hawaii there are some city buildings that have carefully manicured dichondra lawns.. the ones that I would see in L.A. where the Japanese could be found weeding for hours on end... I came across a sign that said "keep off the grass". Well that had a double meaning for me.. I was amazed at how people abided by that sign..

The English Teacher said...

The English Teacher finds this sign hilarious. :)

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

I walk our Golden Retriever and a usual route has just been re ordered, cleaned, scrubbed up and made smart. Which is a real shame as this little gem is no longer there.

It took me a while to work out exactly what this was all about
:)

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

this little gem always made me smile

took me ages to work out what it was all about though :)

Levonne said...

Carmi, I've missed reading your blogs. You are one absolutely real photographer. I hear that photo brain clicking in this one.