I love scouting turn of the century public schools in New York because you find all these neat little details no one would ever think to spend money on today. One bit from a school I scouted recently: all the water fountains had neat tile aches around them…
…and in the center, these really fantastic little clay pictures:
I found another around the corner…
…a very cool Puss In Boots:
So many great details up close…
Vines around a column:
I’m sure the kids don’t pay much attention to these in their daily travels, but I really really believe this sort of thing has a subtle but strong positive effect. I mean, at the very least, it’s gotta be better than this, right?
PS – I had to go out of my way to call those things water fountains. They’re bubblers, dammit!
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