December 13, 2017
This entry was posted on December 13, 2017 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Abstracts, Built Environment, Pavement & Parking Lots and was tagged with buried gas line, pavement marker, photography, Sarasota, sidewalk.
A gravestone was a thought that sprang to mind as it looked at this, mainly because of how the stone was marked out at its corners. Underneath lies gas I assume from the yellow marker. I like the idea of using something (that looks natural stone) to hide the pipes and ?taps beneath. SO much nicer to view then the gratings we often see.
December 13, 2017 at 12:17 PM
Hi, Andy. I really don’t understand what went on here. It looks—as Ken says in his comment—as if they (gas company people? sidewalk people?) cut out a piece of the original sidewalk and resurfaced the area. It isn’t natural stone, just a different kind of concrete. But why they cut through and resurfaced this patch, I don’t know. I assume, also, that there is a gas line underneath. The yellow marker says “GAS” on it.
December 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM
I wonder if they cut that piece out, resurfaced it and put a yellow marker on it just for you, Linda. I’m sure that’s what it was and you made the most of it.
December 13, 2017 at 2:45 PM
Thank you, Ken. I think you have it all right except for the part that they did it for me. Why was it resurfaced? Is the new part easier to cut through if you need to get to the pipes? Or if they need to get to the pipes, do they just follow the lines around the new part? In any case, what I saw when I looked at this patch was an animated creature with tiny arms coming out of the middle of its body the way young children draw people. I can see this guy dancing on his stubby little legs. The yellow marker might be a tiny hat. He makes me smile.
December 13, 2017 at 7:08 PM
Oh, I think they knew you were coming. The world is beginning to rearrange itself for you! 😉 I agree, this one is happy-making, delightful.
December 14, 2017 at 1:47 PM
You have me giggling out loud, Lynn. So glad to know you find this photo happy-making.
December 14, 2017 at 8:07 PM
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