A Photo for Friday: “Remains of the Past”

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Remains of the Past

“Remains of the Past”
June 24, 2017
Prattville, AL

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Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. James Pearce says:

    I’d paint that. If I could paint.

  2. de stijl says:

    @James Pearce:

    So try. What could it hurt? Your first effort will suck. But so what?

    For the past month, I’ve been trying my hand at haiku that isn’t obvious and stupid. I wouldn’t show any of it to my best friend who owed me a hundred grand, but just the trying is enough. I am markedly better at it than I was on March 1 just by the trying.

    You might like painting. You might even have talent.

  3. de stijl says:

    Not only am I better at haiku as I was on March 1.

    I am a better person because I tried.

  4. James Pearce says:

    @de stijl:

    So try. What could it hurt?

    Oh, I try. I do really like it, and really do have no talent, but it’s a different way of looking at things -to paint or not to paint- and I dig that.

  5. de stijl says:

    @James Pearce:

    If you’re open, give stained glass a shot.

    Yeah, it’s a bit artsy, but is heavy on the the craftsy. You gotta nail the soldering part and frame it correctly or it’s all gonna fall apart, literally (that happened. Embarrassing because that was a graded project. lesson learned). We learn better by failing I think.

    I re-upped for the follow-on course because I wanted to do a whole, proper window for my house (per my nym I did a Mondrian-style rectilinear white yellow red black blue knockoff.)

    Every time it catches my eye I enjoy it, but I want to do it again, but better this time. Maybe cant the angle 30 degrees left.

  6. al-Ameda says:

    Nice …..
    ‘lost industrial’ is quite often a great setting for all kinds of art and media – photography, painting, sculpture.

    If you’re ever in the neighborhood of Williams College up in NW Massachusetts, North Adams to be specific, visit Mass MOCA, where they converted a defunct factory building complex. It is a now a big center for contemporary visual art and performing art. A great great modern art museum, maybe the best I’ve visited in America … and there are a lot of great museums out there.