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EnolaGaia

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Here's another historical building from Helena (Montana). It incorporates a quirky architectural design feature or motif I'd never seen before. Can you tell what it is?

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"The Power Block was built in 1889; note that on the corner, each of the five floors has windows grouped in corresponding numbers of panes."
http://wherearethedixonstoday.blogspot.com/2012/08/buildings-of-helena-mt.html
 

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Austin: Check the link I posted above. It includes photos of other interesting buildings in downtown Helena. Perhaps the one you mentioned as being MIA is among them.
Thanks! There are far more interesting buildings there than I remember. As I recall, next to the Atlas there was another building from the same era, with some wild sculptured details of its own. I'm sure the street was still open to motor traffic, and I'm also sure the downtown was pretty drab and threadbare generally. I did not recognize the area when I found it with a search. I recalled the Atlas building, and was sure it was in Montana. Anyway, I think the modern building just to the right of the Atlas is the location of the other one. Surprising. It was impressive too.

I'll have to dig around in my old photos. I was in Helena just once, on a bus tour, so it was a quick overnight stay and on to some National Park or other. It was a great job and I saw many wonderful things, but often it was just too hectic to allow for much exploring. Did more of it than I had time for anyway, which caused me to be constantly behind on my lowest priority: company paperwork. (My bosses saw it differently) I love old buildings and took lots of photos. Never got around to albumizing them.
 

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That looks like something from Fark, you know, here's a picture of a birthday cake to try your Photoshop skills on, but a very brief Google search convinced me it wasn't worth digging for. Yikes. Fark has some very talented people doing very funny things to otherwise innocuous images.
 

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That looks like something from Fark, you know, here's a picture of a birthday cake to try your Photoshop skills on, but a very brief Google search convinced me it wasn't worth digging for. Yikes. Fark has some very talented people doing very funny things to otherwise innocuous images.
Seems to be by an artist called julie verhoevan. I didn't know that when I posted it, it was just some rando shit from pinterest.

https://www.instagram.com/julieverhoeven/

Today's rando shit from pinterest - Sahara snow!

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from "How to Shit in the Woods"

I'm sure some of this went on in the Devil's Garden! :sstorm:

from awfullibrarybooks.net
There are those amongst us today who almost need instructions on surviving basic daily life. Therefore it comes as no surprise to me, that there's a manual for shitting in the woods. Afterall where does one find a loo in the forest?
 

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There are those amongst us today who almost need instructions on surviving basic daily life. Therefore it comes as no surprise to me, that there's a manual for shitting in the woods. Afterall where does one find a loo in the forest?
Exactly ...

Back in my intensive hiking / backpacking days decades ago, I got a copy of How to Shit In the Woods as a sort of novelty item after multiple trail-mates admitted ignorance of toilet and sanitation praxis in the wild. It was a surprisingly informative little book, many fellow trekkers asked to borrow it, and everyone who read it said they'd learned something. It proved popular enough that I gave copies of it as gifts to trekker and traveler friends.
 

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I have the feeling that one will run and run!

Manchester folk will recognize the Well Street image, from a few years back. It's by the Printworks, looking towards the Arndale.

When it was glamorous! :evillaugh:
 
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Funny story told to me by my husband. He had worked with a gentleman who'd immigrated from a South American country (I don't know which one) from which we (Canada) imported bananas. Bananas are shipped green (as in the above pic)

This person had told my husband, that growing up in South America, people could not understand why North Americans would buy green bananas. Any way, he had decided that he wanted to come to live in Canada, though did not take the direct route. He decided that he'd stowaway in a shipment of bananas.

To conceal himself in this shipment of bananas, he camouflaged himself all in green. Imagine his surprise when he finally arrived in Canada hidden in a banana shipment. The bananas had ripened on the trip here!

Needless to say, his first trip to Canada was not successful. His second attempt involved a more mundane route and he became a Canadian citizen.
 

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Funny story told to me by my husband. He had worked with a gentleman who'd immigrated from a South American country (I don't know which one) from which we (Canada) imported bananas. Bananas are shipped green (as in the above pic)

This person had told my husband, that growing up in South America, people could not understand why North Americans would buy green bananas. Any way, he had decided that he wanted to come to live in Canada, though did not take the direct route. He decided that he'd stowaway in a shipment of bananas.

To conceal himself in this shipment of bananas, he camouflaged himself all in green. Imagine his surprise when he finally arrived in Canada hidden in a banana shipment. The bananas had ripened on the trip here!

Needless to say, his first trip to Canada was not successful. His second attempt involved a more mundane route and he became a Canadian citizen.
Being green, did he leap out and shout "HULK SMASH!!"?
 
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