Thursday, May 19, 2011

Can You Say Phallic?

Each Wednesday, when I volunteer at The Raptor Center, I park several blocks away because I really hate to pay for parking. I usually cut through the cooperative apartment complex and then pass this building with its huge smoke stack. Yesterday the sky was very blue with a few white wispy clouds so I decided to stop and take a couple of pics.

The building is the central heating building for the St Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. The University uses a centralized heating and cooling system to heat the entire campus, at least on the St Paul campus I have not spent much time at the main campus. The centralized heating is more efficient then running heating for each building separately, cheaper for the University and better for the planet.

12 comments:

Michael and Hanne said...

Yes, You Can!

Ally said...

Brilliant. Nice way to start the day.

Liz said...

Beautiful shots.

Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

Sylvia K said...

Ah, yes, indeed! And what gorgeous skies and breathtaking captures!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photo!Have a great weekend and enjoy it!

Kay L. Davies said...

Good use of your walk, and the heating center adds contrast to your beautiful skies. Glad to know it's better for the planet.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Susan said...

Rise Up! Great shot!

fjÀllripan said...

great photos! and a lovely blue cloudy sky.

innergybeauty said...

I have height phobia but i like the picture so much. Nice captured. Pls try to visit my entry. Happy Sky watch.

forgetmenot said...

Interesting structure under a beautiful blue sky. Mickie :)

J Bar said...

Big.

thomas said...

Beautiful chimney shot.