Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The Purposes of Slitty Windows
Pablo: It’s going to be part art gallery.
Fred: So that’s why it has no windows?
Pablo: Just so. Except for little slits to let in a little light.
Fred: Shy paintings?
Pablo: To protect their delicacy.
Fred: I saw a museum recently with slitty windows.
Pablo: To protect the art?
Fred: Actually it was a military museum. The slitty windows were a motif for gun slits.
An aquarium might be designed as a round shape, like a seashell.
Or a military museum might recall a gun turret.
As in the Waiouru Military Museum...