Monday, November 23, 2015

Viaduct Footings: Rest In Pieces, Patina Man

Photo: Jonathan Vandiveer, November 20, 2015.  I don't think Patina Man will be returning from the dead this time.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)  

Patina Man seemed to have a life of his own, standing watch over the Historic Landmark Pacific Electric Viaduct Footings.  

Patina Man was so named due to his pasty complexion reflecting all the green on the property, creating a patina effect in the early morning light. My midday, the patina effect was gone (left photo below).

Patina Man was often found "face down" in the dirt by midday.  By dawn the next day, he'd be up again.  After all, he did photograph better in the early morning lightRest in pieces, Patina Man.

Photos: Gary Vlahakis, left, November 9, 2015; right, November 10, 2015.