A Nightmare on Esplanade Ave

This may be the creepiest house I’ve ever seen. It was just a couple of blocks over from where we stayed in New Orleans, during my team meetup last week. It’s like a real-life House of 1000 Corpses. Notice the glass shards all along the wall – do you think that’s so people don’t get in … or out?

The Heidelberg Project

The Heidelberg Project is an outdoor art project in Detroit, Michigan, in the McDougall-Hunt neighborhood on the city’s east side. It was created in 1986 by the artist Tyree Guyton after he returned to Heidelberg (the street where he grew up) after serving in the Army and found it in shambles. Guyton was assisted by his wife, Karen, and grandfather Sam Mackey.

Resources:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heidelberg_Project
  • http://www.heidelberg.org/research_resources/history.html

For The Future

The world isn’t fair – but moral standards apply to us all. The ruler isn’t always a superior person. And those ruled aren’t always inferior. The world doesn’t belong to the rich, or even the powerful – but to those of pure heart. Have you thought of the children? All of the things we do, they see us. We need to be good role models. All these things we do, aren’t for today – but for tomorrow.

— Master Ip, Ip Man 3. 2015. Film.

 

* Photo from Unsplash

Grumman Greenhouse

Grumman Greenhouse is a sculpture by artist Jordan Griska, in Philadelphia. It is located right outside of the Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts in the Lenfest Plaza.

Grumman Tracker II was a 45-foot-long cold war era Naval plane with a 73’ wingspan, used to bomb submarines. Griska obtained the decommissioned plane and folded the metal of the nose and body of the plane so that it appears to be crumpling into the platform. In addition, he turned the existing sections of the plane into working greenhouses, leading to the name of the piece – Grumman Greenhouse.

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