Monday, September 14, 2015

Featured photo: Take a guess

Any guesses as to what you'll find when you walk through that ominous, dark doorway?

It's not what you expect.

What you probably expect is some creepy haunted tunnel or Batman's secret lair or something like that. You would be disappointed.

This is one entry to a parking lot. An underground parking lot. Apparently an historically significant parking lot, according to an engineering article I found online. The parking deck under the University of Melbourne's south lawn was completed in 1972, but the south lawn had been a part of the campus since the late 1800s. In the '70s, the school found itself lacking in parking, but didn't want to sacrifice green space, so they built a one-of-a-kind parking lot under ground. Well...raised but under dirt.

I'm not sure what the story is behind the ominious entrances. I don't know if they were originally part of the south lawn in some way or if they were built in the '70s to look period appropriate, but it made me chuckle when I walked through the dark doorway and found someones 4-door Holden instead of something more sinister.

Vicariously yours,

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