This blog has evolved in several ways in its two-plus years. The relevant evolution here has to do with production values. In the beginning, I wasn’t about production values. My vision was that iPhone photos of varying quality would be the basis for the blog. And I didn’t know about sizing them and didn’t care about consistent sizing.
In recent months, my blogs have for the most part featured good photographs not taken with an iPhone (and not taken by me), and I have sized photographs consistently.
For the post, I am going to rock it old school, at least when it comes to the photos. I will still size them consistently – can’t let that go. But the photos here are all iPhone photos I took. Some better than others. In keeping with the old school QB tradition. Thus the metaphor of leaving the American Zone.
The theme? House number signs with a 1/2 in the sign.
I am sure that there are others, probably many others. My pursuit of these signs has not been completionist. I can already hear the criticism from Quirky Berkeley purists – nothing quirky about signs with a half. I sort of kind of maybe beg to differ. If nothing else it can be a moveable, ongoing scavenger hunt with kids.
Look – I know the weakness of the premise here. But I had a hankering to rock it old school and so – here it was.
I asked my friend for his verdict. “I’m all about old school” he assured me. “The half deal, makes me want to watch Being John Malkovich again.” The connection was obvious – the mysterious floor seven-and-one-half in the Mertin-Flemmer Building in New York City. Check!
And he chided me for not mentioning the most famous fraction in literature.
That being, of course,Kings Cross train station, platform 9 3/4 – Harry Potter fame.
I agreed that we could watch Being John Malkovich that night but pressed for his opinion about the post and the funky iPhone photos. He gave me his blessing: