Tuesday, May 25, 2010

We are not alone...

...it turns out that obelisk obsession is more common than one would think. Here's a link to a site dedicated to obelisks that provides photographic documentation that obelisks were once widely used as street signs in Winston-Salem. Jon, if you scroll down to Matthew's post (#25) on this site, you will see a surprise.

1 comment:

  1. Now that you mention it, when I lived in Fayetteville as a kid, the street signs in our neighborhood were all obelisks. Pilot Avenue and Elvira Street. It sat right in the corner of our yard. While not obelisks at all, you may also be interested in the "cornerstone" street signs that Coral Gables, FL uses. They are interesting but terribly impractical or useful.

    P.S. - Do you know this Matthew guy? That's what might happen when you post stuff on the interwebs. At least you got credit.