austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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An existential type disease

Got my mathematics blog still. Here's the stuff running there the last couple weeks:

And now, the last views of Biggby #1's old location.

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Panoramic view of the former Biggby's from the east side. In the background is the replacement Biggby's, in space that had been designed to be a bank which it turned out no bank wanted.


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Remember when these stickers were sitting beside a dining table? Good times, good times.


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The back side of the building was covered in vines, and color-turned leaves. It looked great, really.


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Path behind Biggby #1 that looks almost like a garden path to an enchanted land that turns out just to be a parking lot.


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From the back to the front of the coffee shop, though. Looks good, doesn't it?


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That piece of art behind the shell of the former everything.


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Sign to the employees that never got taken down.


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View from outside through the smashed walls to see a bathroom and the dining room.


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Glimpse of the Biggby Operating Philosophy through the opened rear door.


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The back room, though you can see all the way through to the street out front of the building.


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Hey, aren't they going to need those posters about how they totally have to verify that only government-authorized residents of the United States can make coffee over at the new place too?


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One last look, from the old Biggby into the new.


I haven't been back to this spot since taking these pictures, believe it or not. My understanding is that if all went to plan, then, what's there now is a parking lot, because that was the worst of all possible options.

Trivia: The ``twang'' --- the lurching forward of the orbiter when the space shuttle main engines first ignited --- at the Flight Readiness Firing ahead of the first space shuttle flight was 25.5 inches. The expectation was 19 inches, but this was considered ``not out of the spectrum''. Source: Development of the Space Shuttle 1972 - 1981, T A Heppenheimer.

Currently Reading: The Ultimate Engineer: The Remarkable Life of NASA's Visionary Leader George M Low, Richard Jurek.

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