While driving around in the Houston area, the following signs and stuff made me do a double-take:
building is the Saint Luke's Medical Tower in the Texas Medical Center. It's full of doctors'
offices (including a cardiologist I visited a couple of
times), most of who practice at the nearby CHI St. Luke's Health-Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center. To my eye, the building bears a distinct
resemblance to a syringe... when I tell that to people, they think I'm a bit
weird. Then, when they think about it, they generally realize it really
looks like a syringe!
name "Wagonlit" is from the French for "sleeping cars." (I was curious
about the meaning of the name... a company representative pronounced it "Vah gon
leet.") However the name "Wagonlit" makes me think of a possible scene in a
Western movie. The Indians are attacking with flaming arrows, and the cry goes up:
"We've got a WAGON LIT!"
I was zipping down a road around
Houston when I noticed the Freeway Baptist
Church. This would not be such an
unusual name (Houston has a lot of freeways and a lot of Baptist churches), except the "Freeway Baptist
Church" sits right next to the Sam Houston Tollway!
In this view (the building shown
above is on the right edge), the access road to the toll road is on the left. The green
outcropping on the left side is a toll road overpass.
caught my eye here? This Houston area elementary school shares a rather unusual last name with
the retired Chairman and CEO of Boeing
(not to forget a former California congressman!).
I saw this particular sign, I immediately thought of the once-popular Internet index, AltaVista. However, I've learned there are even more
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