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?


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.