Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Numbers

It's the first of the month, and that means Theme Day for participating City Daily Photo bloggers. This month's theme is Numbers.

If you walk around the grounds of South Pasadena High School, you'll see these tiles embedded all over the place. For years I tried to figure out what they meant. Was the architect an obsessive compulsive who really needed to count? Were the numbers a reminder of South Pasadena students' reputation for great math skills? Did the entire sidewalk design come out of a big Tile By Numbers box? Was it a horrific reminder of the relentless, unending passage of time?!

Eventually, Mister Earl told me the numbers represented graduating classes of the high school, and that every year was (or would be) represented.

I like my obsessive compulsive story better. (All together now: one, two, three, four... ahhh. I feel better already.)

City Daily Photo is in the process of changing servers, so this month's collection of worldwide Theme Day posts can be found here. (Many thanks go to Julie of Sydney Eye for setting up the alternate blog for Theme Day posts.)

11 comments:

Judy Williams said...

This has a certain feeling of time going in forward with Miss Bit walking away toward successive numbers. Symbolism here. :)

Mister Earl said...

Last time we discussed this, someone suggested that there might be time capsules under the numbers. That would be a good idea, but I would hope there's no plan to tear up the numbers to get to the capsules. Maybe they are designed to be removed without damaging them.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting.

TheChieftess said...

I think I knew this!!!

I agree with Judy...very symbolic with Lil Bit walking along the descending numbers...of her future high school!!!

Auntie S said...

In this terrific black and white image, the eye moves boldlly forward, above, and beyond, with Little Bit walking towards her high school of the future.

Have a wonderful life!

alex said...

cool shot!

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

A very interesting post. I like your choice for this theme day. Thanks for sharing with us all.

Laurie said...

Thank you!

Green Guy said...

I like the time capsule idea. Didn't you write about your own time capsule, Laurie?

Laurie said...

Good memory, Green Guy:

This:

http://southpasadena.blogspot.com/2010/02/outside-box.html

Babzy said...

Perfect illustration of the theme , well spotted ! :)