austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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austin_dern

But, oh, oh, those summer nights

And Sunday, so, some pictures and then a roundup of mathematics posts; how's that sound?

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One of the old blades from the Windmill Isle windmill. The plaque explains that if you look closely you might see bullet holes from World War II.


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Part of the grain hopper; I believe this is where one could draw a sample to make sure the milling is going as intended. Mostly though this shows off the tulip pattern whose origin we couldn't get explained. Yes, we know tulips are a symbol of the Netherlands, but who designed this particular one?


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``The Four Columns'', a street organ set up at Windmill Isle. Viewed from the back because how could I resist looking at the back of his sort of thing?


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Holland's lighthouse, viewed from about as close as we could get to it. Michigan shoreline lighthouses aren't generally very big things.


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Another view of Holland's lighthouse. Background: one of the mansions that closes off public access to the place.


It's been a light-work kind of week for mathematics blog posts:

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Trivia: In early 1970 the Penn Central Company, a holding company, acquired through stock swaps its first assets outside the soon-to-be-bankrupt railroad: shares in the Southwest Oil & Refining Company and the Royal Petroleum Corporation. In February 1971, at the insistence of management of the small oil companies, the swap was rescinded. Source: The Wreck of the Penn Central: The Real Story Behind The Largest Bankruptcy In American History, Joseph R Daughen, Peter Binzen.

Currently Reading: Moscow, 1937, Karl Schlögel, Translated by Rodney Livingstone.

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