Look Up: (#1)

Feb 6, 2012
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This week, I plan on sticking my nose in the air. Don’t worry, I’m not trying to give attitude … just altering my perspective a bit here at Glimpses.

Ever notice how different your surroundings appear when you study them from a different angle? Let’s take a look at some familiar things from bottom to top. Hey, we’ve all got to find something to look up to!
Here, we see one of the new retro street lamps on Fair Oaks Avenue. Long-time readers know how I feel about the colossal mess that was the Fair Oaks construction project. The bulb-outs are idiotic, the asphalt/concrete/faux brick blend made uneven patchwork of a perfectly fine thoroughfare, the median planters impede traffic and the loss to our business district from months of gridlock is still being felt by local merchants.
And then, there’s all that money that was spent on something that, in the end, turned out to be a city embarrassment rather than a city improvement.
But I will give credit where credit is due: the street lamps are really pretty. Especially with a milky blue sky as a backdrop.
Stick around with me for the rest of Look Up Week: a series of familiar things that tower above us.

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