Not sure why Clan MacDougall would lay claim to this utility box in Parnell…
Cast iron and its slightly more modern cousin ductile iron played a really important part in building our urban infrastructure.
About the only thing wrong with these materials is that if you smack them hard enough they break.
Just in time for spring and the rose garden down the street to start blooming, the utility box in front of our building got a cool new look.
Our house is the middle one in the picture, with the low planters in front of the gate.
I was pretty excited, I imagine more than most people, to come across this manhole cover on Nuffield Street in Newmarket.
The quote is from Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, which I got to see during my awesome trip to the Ashland Shakespeare Festival as a Pasadena City College student more than 30 years ago.
Haven’t googled enough yet to know what it means…
One apartment we considered would have made us neighbors with this coolly creepy old cemetery.