Friday, May 11, 2007

Another Creation

Two-Prim Stone Bench at Rail Stop
Original Whatever You Call it at the Pele Gardens Rail Stop

Longer Whatever You Call It

Written 9 May, 2007

Another Creation

The rail stops at Pele feature simple two-prim stone benches. They look appropriate to the setting and work quite well—but I wanted something fancier at the Pele Gardens stop.

And so I made a—I’m not sure what to call it, a rest, perhaps, or a covered bench— little structure on which one can sit while waiting for the train. It’s more or less modeled upon similar constructions along the MARTA bus lines here in Atlanta. I wanted something utiliarian and anti-pretty.

I could have made a really cool one, but I was trying to be primficient and so limited myself to seven—one for the roof, one for the floor and sides, one for the back, one for a window in the rear, a bench, a floor, and the seventh for a Pele Light Rail sign.

It occurred to me as I was writing this that I could perhaps make the whatever-you-call-it a little more inelegant by stretching it, and so I will.

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