austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
austin_dern
austin_dern

And so I turned inside once more

It was another slow week at my mathematics blog. You saw it on your Friends page or perhaps on your RSS feed. But I'm happy with what I did write, which included:

And now back to our late June 2016 visit to Cedar Point!


SAM_2093.jpg

What's New And Old At Cedar Point for 2016: under construction, left, is the new water tower. The old water tower, right, is something like a century old and we suppose it'll be torn down this coming winter. Over the course of the season the new tower would get more finished, including getting painted, and so it would look much less like a dystopian symbol of might glowering over the Super Himalaya.


SAM_2107.jpg

One of those things we never pay attention to and that'll probably vanish before anyone really misses it: the entrance to Snake River Falls, the big shoot-the-chutes ride. We're not really big fans of get-yourself-soaked rides. Last year they closed the Shoot-the-Rapids log flume, itself only five years old.


SAM_2119.jpg

Glass sculpting! After many a year the glass-blowing shop in Frontier Town was open again and they had people showing off what you could do with the molten.


SAM_2121.jpg

Reheating glass. Good view directly into the glass oven. Properly speaking we didn't see any glass being blown, just sculpted, but we did see them reheating and tinting pieces.


SAM_2129.jpg

The glass-working seems to be contracted out to Glass Academy, which runs some classes in the Detroit area. If we're reading it right, this is one of those things hipsters got into as part of their process of gentrifying pastimes. And good on them for doing it.


SAM_2149.jpg

Glass-sculpture sea serpent on sale at the glassworks. It's beautiful. It's also $250. Possibly more. Yikes. bunny_hugger was scared of my picking it up to look at the price tag. I was too.


Trivia: The United States had about 267 thousand rural telephones in 1907. There were about 1,465 thousand by 1907. Source: Telephone: The First Hundred Years, John Brooks.

Currently Reading: Nessie: Exploring The Supernatural Origins of the Loch Ness Monster, Nick Redfern.

Tags: amusement parks, cedar point, mathematics
Subscribe

Posts from This Journal “mathematics” Tag

  • Time may change me

    How little can I do in my mathematics blog and still have a mathematics blog? Yes, it was another week when I posted only one thing and that was…

  • Ch-ch-changes

    Not quite letting my mathematics blog roll to a stop, but you can see it from there. The last four things posted goes back to cover three weeks'…

  • But still the days seem the same

    Things continue to slow on my mathematics blog, but they're not yet at a complete stop! The last several things posted, over the last two weeks or…

  • Ch-ch-changes

    As I continue to prepare for my little Mathematics A-to-Z I step down the already not-furious activity level on my mathematics blog. I mean…

  • It's my feeling we'll win in the end

    Big potential brewing in my mathematics blog, which has managed the downshift to two-posts-a-week, with a retro-computing focus, without anyone…

  • Will you recognize me

    My great quiet on the mathematics blog threatens to end as I post my hugest single entry in possibly ever. And even then, I left something out. And…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 2 comments