Jon Crispin's Notebook

Heritage Center of Clark County

Posted in Abandoned Buildings, Architecture, Cities, History by joncrispin on 10/12/2014

 

This ⇧ model (made out of corn kernels) is of the building in my previous post.  It is displayed at the Heritage Center of Clark County.  Incredible Richardsonian Romanesque architecture which houses one of the most interesting local museums that I have ever seen.  Really, go check it out if you are ever in this part of Ohio.

So much of downtown Springfield is gone by way of the wrecking ball, which is really sad to me.  But the Heritage Center has a fantastic recreation of downtown streets as the were decades ago.  When I first came to Wittenberg, my friends and I used to stop in to Sons bar for a beer or two.

Off to the Wescott House now.  I can’t wait to see it.

Springfield, Ohio

Posted in Birds, Cities, Jon Crispin by joncrispin on 07/12/2014

Much of the time when I stay in hotels, I get crap views out the window.  This is a bit of an exception.  The black streaks in the sky are crows, which came out in droves as the sun was going down. (Is that what a shitload of crows would be called? A drove?  Hold on, I’ll look it up.  Oh dear, it is a “murder” of crows.).  There were hundreds of them, all making quite a ruckus.  AND, when I was walking around town before dark, I heard what I was sure was a very loud hawk.  It turns out it is a recording (!) of a very loud hawk, probably in an attempt to scare off the crows.  What a world.

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