TITLE Roy's Postcards: Postcard from 1983/10/26 RSS http://www.crummy.com/writing/postcards/rss.xml STYLE http://www.crummy.com/writing/postcards/postcards.css
Roy's Postcards: 1983/10/26
(LEONARD) Daddy and I went to Griffith Park and climbed to the top of Mount Bell. Then we went to the observatory where we saw some displays and looked through the telescope at a double star.
Artist: Hugo Ballin
On the left, an ancient Egyptian stands before a pyramid, an impressive monument to ancient engineering. Two grappling figures represent forces within the earth associated with inevitable earthquakes which engineers must build to withstand. Modern engineering is represented by a surveyor and Hoover Dam.
For some reason I originally thought the grappling figures in the middle were one person: Prometheus, the pagan patron saint of engineers. Also, look at that supernova in the upper left. What's with that? The more bits of this mural I see through these postcards, the more I like it.
See also: griffith-observatory