Into the unknown


This sculpture is just near the fine foods store and benches I showed you the other day. The work is by Dale Heinzerling and is entitled The Unknown Student. It makes reference to Rochdale, an open-learning type college that once stood on this spot. Unfortunately, like many of the social experiments of the 1960s, it didn't quite work out. But I do like this memorial to the times.

Enjoy Saint Patrick's Day! Drink some green beer and eat some soda bread. I'll always remember five years ago when my husband and I stepped off a plane with our heavy winter coats slung over our shoulders in Jackson, Mississippi. The hot, humid air was a shock after the German winter, but we  have enjoyed every minute since.

13 comments:

Regina K said...

This is well captured in B&W. KC is hot and humid today. I am wondering what happened to spring, Humidity is not my favorite part of KC.

Rock Chalk, I love March Madness. Though like Mizzou last night we know what can happen. I rooted for Mizzou yesterday and feel their pain of the loss, but I also remember the grief they gave to KU when they had an early exit. So what goes around comes around.

Cezar and Léia said...

Thanks for the link on Wikipedia, really sad that we are still too primitive to make such a thing work...
God bless you!
Cezar

RedPat said...

The old age home there is the actual building that was Rochdale - maybe some of the old residents are now residents again!

Paul in Powell River said...

It definitely looks amorphous - I think I'd need a closer look to judge whether or not I like it.

Lowell said...

I thought the sculpture depicted a mother hugging a newborn! Maybe? Interesting piece of work and I'm sorry that college didn't work out...but like you say, so many things weren't thought through very clearly...like the open-classroom concept! That damn near killed the teachers of which Lois, at that time, was one. Stupid!

Re the golf course. It is about 25 miles west of Ocala on State Road 40, heading toward Dunnellon. It's very easy to find. Exit I-75 at the SR 40 exit, go left until you see the entrance gates on the left. You can Google it and get exact directions from MapQuest.

You would certainly give me a call if you came this way, right?

Lowell said...

Oops. You might try Stone Creek Golf Course, too...it's open to the public and only about 8 miles west of I-75. And it's only about $30 which includes cart.

Jack said...

This is an intriguing sculpture. I could associate it with many things, but an open curriculum school is not the first on that list.

I see that Regina and you are gabbing about Kansas in the NCAA. Good luck!

Mo said...

Given the number of silly hats I saw around London this afternoon paddy's night is going to result in a lot of sore heads tomorrow

Randy said...

What a strong sculpture.

EG CameraGirl said...

Memories! U bet Jackson's temperatures were a shock! I have always enjoyed the cold more than the heat because you can dress for cold... but I know that's my idiosyncrasy. (And I have always lived where winters are cold.)

JM said...

It's massive but I like it.

cieldequimper said...

Je me souviens de la photo et m'étais demandé ce que pouvait être cette sculpture qu'on devinait vaguement. J'aime assez le symbole même si c'est très massif. Et j'aime beaucoup le traitement de la photo !

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Now that's what I call a sculptire Halcyon, I love it's size (no messing around here) and also the smooth curves. Humid weather is the worse, it's been awful here in Perth too, but hopefully nearly fini!

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