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Mar. 6th, 2017

My mathematics blog could be on your friends page, in more forms than just being a postscript to my regular posts. It was another four-post week there, going from Sunday to Sunday, as evidenced by:

I've got a couple days of photos from the ballgame [livejournal.com profile] bunny_hugger and I went to with my pinball-and-other-things twin JIM, plus some walking about town. And after that: Pinburgh! Or, Anthrocon in the off-season.

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Infield preparation. It had poured in the morning and through to about an hour before the game but they worked mightily to squeegee the ballpark dry.


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Broader view of the work put in to drying out the ballpark. Note from the scoreboards that it was Princess and Pirate Day, which provided theme for a bunch of the between-innings amusements.


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View from outside center field. I hadn't been around this far back of the park. On the right of the bleachers is the smokestack with a nut-shaped topping that serves as the vertical visual marker of the ballpark district.


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Some of the condos built on the rim of the outfield. They're of the bright Lego block style that's the natural mode for one of the Gillespie Brothers contractors so a lot of buildings like this get put up around town. Yes, the windows are supposed to be of glass strong enough to take a home run. No idea how long you can live in these before getting sick of baseball games.


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Oh, yeah, besides Princess and Pirate Day it was also ... this. I don't know, but they were having fun.


Trivia: Three-quarters of Italy's aeronautical budget in 1914 went to lighter-than-air craft, rather than airplanes. Source: Taking Flight: Inventing the Aerial Age from Antiquity through the First World War, Richard P Hallion.

Currently Reading: Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection In Medieval Paris, Eric Jager.

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