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Five Cent Savings Bank / Blog name change

October 18, 2009
Tags: architecture, internet, words

Check out this beautiful Victorian/Gothic style building I found on the Boston Public Library's flickr. I am so enamored of public libraries' flickrs these days. Apparently this is an historic landmark in Boston, built in 1834 and located at 1 Thompson Square, though I can't seem to locate it on Google Maps. It was used as a bank building (obvi) and still has a bunch of safes inside. It was also a Masonic Hall until the 70s. I found info here and here.

Those windows just slay me!! I could never live in an ultra-modern town. Old buildings are a must, wherever I end up after graduation.


Also, I have changed the layout of my blog to include a pictorial example of my favorite weather/time of day/location (which is to say, dreary, foggy dusk over a cityscape). And I've changed the name of my blog to Robin Camille's Wheels Within Wheels. It's a reference to this passage from Ezekiel 1:15-17, which describes the prophet's visions of God and heaven:

Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces. The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel. When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went.

The OED defines "wheels within wheels" thusly:

(after Ezek. i. 16): a complexity of forces or influences; a complication of motives, designs, or plots; also gen. any complexity.

I'd been feeling self-conscious about the narcissism of naming my blog after myself, so a change was in order. And a rhyming change especially so.