Wednesday 08.31.2016

The U.S. Capitol replicated in.....Legos! It's part of the Lego Americana Roadshow that's touring the U.S. along with other landmarks.  The Capitol was built in 1,700 hours by 8 master builders! It measures 25 feet 7 inches long and is about 10 feet tall and it's amazing!  

Southern Traction Company

The Southern Traction Company provided interurban transportation between Corsicana and Dallas from 1912 to 1941. Its sister company, the Texas Traction Company, provided service between Dallas, Denton, and Waco; in 1917 they would merge to form the Texas Electric Railway. The interurban trains would stop to pick up passengers when flagged down and offered affordable … Continue reading Southern Traction Company

Between 2 buildings

Downtown Pocket Park sits quietly between 2 buildings in historic downtown Corsicana. I noticed this space from across the street, but didn't realize what it was until I was closer.  It wasn't just an empty space between 2 buildings, it was a little park! Corsicana's Art in Public Places committee selected this space to be … Continue reading Between 2 buildings

Picnic in the park

Somethings just never change, thankfully.  The simple pleasures that delighted our grandparents and those even before them still delight us today. On a recent visit to the Texas State Capitol I discovered that one of the plaques on the grounds shared that a small lake had once existed in that spot. "In December 1906, the … Continue reading Picnic in the park

Chronophage

I saw this on the website for the Houston Museum of Natural Science and was fascinated.  Maybe I'm easily entertained, but when we got to the museum I could not stop watching it! from HMNS website Chronophage clock, Untitled (2015) John C. Taylor (1936–), Isle of Man Titanium, stainless steel, aluminum, gold, glass, enamel [from Gk. … Continue reading Chronophage