Thursday, September 3, 2009

Urban garden, aroma and sequestered

- This urban sculpture garden belonging to a nearby fine arts dealer. Abandoned railroad tracks run through the property in which old warehouse buildings are utilized for office space.

- The aroma of potato chips cooking coming from the factory down the street as I get out of my car at work. We think probably sour cream and onion flavor this day.

- On the other side of town, more than 50 students at Emory University with a sense of humor. They have been quarantined with the Swine Flu (H1N1 virus) into one dormitory that they are calling "Swine Hall." :)

12 comments:

Cathy said...

that photo is great--i love walking through gardens!

Lynn said...

Cathy -

What I like about this area is that there are places like this intermingled with places like the tire recycling center across the street.

I love gardens, too - this one has a definite urban vibe. :)

Susan DeAngelis said...

Wow -- beautiful pic. And that smell is tremendous.

Sour cream and onion is my fav!

Hugs,
Sue

Talon said...

What an interesting garden! That's a garden with character.

We used to live near a cookie factory - and the smell of vanilla and chocolate never grew old.

Lynn said...

Sue -

That scent made me want to run and buy chips! I like that flavor, too. Hugs to you!

Talon -

Now that is a fabulous sounding scent - vanilla and chocolate - oh yum!

At night they have little white lights on the railings around the building and spotlights on the outdoor sculpture. Lots of character there.

Jannie Funster said...

I could live on sour cream and onion chips. And beer. Well, maybe for 2 days. I do love those chips, tho.

It's been a dream of mine to tour a potato chip factory, I wonder how they slice them so thin? Have you been?

So there has actually been a case of swine flu there in that dorm?

Lynn said...

Jannie -

I haven't toured the potato chip factory, but I did tour the Nabisco factory once.

Since all those kids had the flu they stuck them in a dorm together that was scheduled for demolition. Love that term "Swine Hall." I'll bet they're bonding whether they like it or not. :)

G said...

That is a great way to start your day, inhaling the smell of freshly cooked potato chips.

Certainly beats what I inhale every morning.

Lynn said...

G -

Yes - although I work 20 miles from home - the area I work in is so great.

Do you smell asphalt?

Jannie Funster said...

Oh, they ALL had H1N1. YIkes. I really do not know as much as I perhaps should about that flu, but I think adults with healthy immune systems are okay with it?

Snaggle Tooth said...

Love outdoors sculptures- wish I'd time to do more of those.
My factory is next door to a crouton factory, n we always smell garlic-
Swine-hall- silly name for a scary thing!

Lynn said...

Jannie and Snaggle -

That swine flu epidemic at Emory U is getting lots of local press. I plan to get that shot when it is available.

Snaggle -

The scent of croutons - ah lovely.