Thursday, March 31, 2011

I SEE PENIS: IRON ORE


DAY 2: COLBY'S OUT SO YOU GET A BIG OLD BORING HISTORY LESSON FROM PROFESSOR MARXXX.

One of the fascinating things that people from Baltimore (aka Baltimoreans/Baltimorons) will claim if you have the chance to visit John Water's homeland is that all of the cast iron balconies in the city of New Orleans, and in particular the French Quarter, were made in and shipped from Baltimore. While this urban legend is only partially true, you can't help but notice iron art while out and about if you've ever spent significant time in the city best known by Europeans for the hit TV-series, The Wire. This specimen from the West Village of NYC makes me wonder if it wasn't constructed during NYC's brief infatuation with another city--Santa Fe (thanks Bob Smith for helping me to remember and of course RENT) back in the 1990s. Doesn't it look like a maize sheath (hallelu!)?

Nevertheless, I SEE PENIS!!!

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