Tuesday, April 18, 2017

sloss: the site

This site is humbling. I can't even begin to comprehend what it took to erect a place such as this, let alone what it took to run and work in a place like this. I truly believe that our ancestors were made of something greater than I am capable of exhibiting. It's amazing what the human mind and hands are capable of. Every time I walk around Sloss I am reminded that I have a lot to learn from the past.


Shop Teacher Bob said...

Matt and I attended an ABANA blacksmithing convention there quite a few years ago. It's good they preserved the site. It was a great place to see world class smiths demonstrate their skills. The Barber Museum wasn't there yet or that would have been a definite stop as well. I definitely need to check it out.

Frankie Flood said...

Yeah, such a cool place. I would have loved to have been at the Blacksmithing event. Check out the Barber if you get the chance. Hope you are doing well!

jack h said...

I'm curious about the swastika shown in the second to last photo. Obviously the place was built before the symbol was appropriated by the Nazi party, so I wonder what is its significance?

Frankie Flood said...

Hi Jack,

I honestly don't know about the swastika. I happened upon it and I was curious as well. I just took the photo to remind me to do some research into it. I wondered if anyone else might know.