A long time ago, we bought a lawn mower at a flea market. When we got it home, we discovered that the serial number was gone. So either the mower had been used so much that the number was worn all the way off. Or it was stolen and the number had been filed off.
Since then, I’ve always associated that particular flea market with sketchy operations.
Anyway. This sign is just a block away, hanging on a fence in a residential neighborhood, which also seems a little sketchy.*
*I shot this from the (relative) safety of my car.
“The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.” Remember that from geometry?
So, it turns out that works in Euclidean geometry, and the actual, universal truth about the shortest distance between two points is “relative to the situation.”
Therefore, I believe this wall is non-Euclidean: look at that vent pipe snaking its way up the wall.
This is the back of St. Benedict’s Church, in downtown Lubbock. St. Benedict’s mission is to serve the homeless, the working poor, and the food insecure in our town.
To be honest, I am not sure what the front of the place looks like, but with that reflection in the puddle, the well-used doors, and the brick paving, it seemed like nothing in front would be any better.