Saturday, August 28, 2010

Look Up Once in a While

I was recently informed that adorning the facade of the city hall building in downtown Fredericksburg were two caducei. I was so surprised I had to go look for myself, and there they were, each one flanking the sign identifying the building. Having lived in the area for 47 years and having passed this building countless times, I had never noticed these mythological adornments. Next time we mention this object in class, this will be one of the pictures I display.

Why is the city hall decorated with images of Mercury's staff, you may ask? Well, the building used to be the post office! Makes sense to me!

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