061129.Claverton Down, Campus Weather Conditions

November 29, 2006 at 8:49 PM | Posted in Actors in Period Costumes, Architecture, Bath, Claverton Down, Overcast, people, somerset, University of Bath | 8 Comments

Keepin’ it daily, so far.

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You see, it rains a bit around here. I don’t bother posting much about the university because it looks terrible but in fact, the entire campus core is designed with cantilevers to protect students from the weather on “Level 2” (our base floor…there’s a road with traffic, which is on Level 1). This is in front of the library, which as you can see is not only cantilevered on Level 2, but also Level 3 continues the public footpath access but is totally encased for really terrible windy weather.

There’s a pretty good architecture and civil engineering department at this Uni and a lot of these artsy/technical people come up with great ideas on improving British impermeability standards. I saw an interesting improved raincoat student project that simplified the poncho concept and protected pretty much the full person. I can’t say it was too stylish, and the lack of maneuverability for one’s feet could affect the wearer’s mobility but I post whatever I happened to see in a day, a today’s full day of lectures made this it.

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  1. what is that? one wouldn’t want to be chased by wolves (or mothra even) through the forest at night in that contraption would one?

  2. As for Mothra, I have no idea, but if I’m reading your comment right then Perrault tells us:
    I say Wolf, for all wolves are not of the same sort; there is one kind with an amenable disposition — neither noisy, nor hateful, nor angry, but tame, obliging and gentle, following the young maids in the streets, even into their homes. Alas! Who does not know that these gentle wolves are of all such creatures the most dangerous!
    But if the occupant’s head is firmly at the top and the wearer unfurled the lip down to the ground, one imagines to have good protection against the birds and the bees — wolves et al excepted.

  3. AAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA IT’S A PERSON IN A CONDOM!

    This is clearly evidence of A GODZILLA CONDOM. Screw Mothra. Moths don’t even have normal sex organs.

    I’ll bet it’s strawberry-flavoured.

  4. Strawberry-flavoured or not it`s a good protection for many things! ( I know, I am a biologist 🙂

    But I have other reason to leave a comment – if you are interested in a new wooden architecture, my post today shows one example about it.
    Have a nice rainy day!

  5. hahaha..i mistaken it for “use condom ” campaigne, until i read your post.
    at my ex-company, we have blangladeshi workers who inovated the same rain coat. I did laughed but at the same time, I thought its a clever idea!

  6. look real cool… and nice colors too…

  7. British impermeability? They already did it: the Barbour jacket. It’s waxed and keeps out the cold and damp. Suggest you buy one as Christmas gift to self.

    Cheers.

  8. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!


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