Wind

Wind motif.

I want to use the voice over more, and I’ve learned a lot from the first try, so hopefully expect more.

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Things I’ve Seen

My friend who is allergic to apples decided for the first time in over a decade to eat one. Before photo:
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First bites:
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After (not as bas a reaction as we expected. Although he took some Benadryl which helped):

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This little guy stayed with us for the weekend:
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Accounting homework took up my weekend…

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Looked like the spout was sick:

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Someone threw TP in the trees:

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Unofficial:

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Finally a fortune cookie that rings true. Thinking of you Aunt Angie.

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Campus Artifacts

It’s really cool to go to a school with such a long lasting history. U of I has been a school longer than Australia has been a country, which could explain why I find all this so interesting.

1. Found inside the main library foyer, times have changed:

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2. Found outside the Union:

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3. Cool old gate between the Architecture Building and David Kinley Hall:

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4. There’s beauty everywhere, even above a trashcan:

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5. Light fixture inside the Union:

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6. Chandelier, same spot:

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Lights Out.

Walking around campus, I couldn’t help but notice how many different types of lights there are, some with a history predating both World Wars, while some with a less grand, but still important past. I decided to start investigating the history of these lights.

It began with this light outside David Kinley Hall:

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Which differed (although difficult to see) to this light outside the Main Library (built 1926):

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These lights outside the Henry Administration building (built 1912) didn’t seem to be functioning. Disappointing.

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I then noticed the less interesting lights, yet they are everywhere, the large industrial concrete/granite lights. I have a theory that their prominence came from replacing early 20th century wooden light poles, which would have become more expensive and prone to fires (I’ll try to investigate this further).

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This was the only wooden light pole I could find on campus:

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The concrete/granite lights have started being replaced with these larger, sturdier, cheaper, mass produced metal ones (this one happens to have a double light):

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The quad is illuminated with these lights, they’re old. I’m not too sure how I’m going to find out how old though.

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These round bulbed lights are all around campus. Look like they’re from the 70’s (1. on and 2. off).

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The mathematics building looks like a chapel with this lighting:

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This light outside the main entrance was transcribed with “Class of 1905”. The oldest light I’ve found by far.

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There’s a lot of added security around campus:

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And added safety:

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These are the most recent lights. Lincoln Hall was construction was completed in 2013.

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I want to know more about this one:

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And less about this:

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All in all, the school is full of historical items. Some items, like lights have potential to be preserved as an historic item, while some we will soon come to regret, light the wooden light poles, and replace. It is nice to see the shifts in time periods, like long drawn out seasons. I’ll hopefully edit this with any further information I’ve found.

Nightlights

It’s hard to describe night as being dark these days. Everywhere you look there’s light illuminating the night landscapes. While we miss out on a clear night sky, there’s now a lot more to see. ┬áThe nightlights made the filming of these events possible.