Monday, 11 March 2013

New Project - Old Signage

I really like it when the moments of the past are preserved and reflected in buildings. 

Attending a meeting about a new Free School recently, I spotted the sign shown in the photo outside a meeting room, lit up and looking ominous.  It turns out that the building used to be an old American Air-Force Base and whilst it was serving a very Third Millennium function now, the sign from decades ago was a really unusual and pretty cool reminder of it's past history.  Even better they keep it lit - it makes a difference! It's so much better than just putting up a plaque. As the school is going to specialise in Modern History, it all makes even more sense really.

I wish more schools did things like this - it's unusual and became a talking point... unlike so many strategies that are supposed to celebrate the past!

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