Sad but true: this is my job, but sometimes I still get quite confused about where things are (or were). As I’ve continued to look closely at the slides I found in Joseph Davies papers, I find myself both increasingly impressed and frequently a little puzzled. Here’s one example.
Here’s a slide from the Davies collection. None of his pictures are labeled, but I believe it shows the view from the Keith-Wiess Geological lab looking north through the then brand new Space Science building:
When I went to see how it looks now, it’s obviously quite a bit different–big trees, a parking lot to the north, a new ramp:
This is all about what you’d expect, I think. But if you zoom in and look closer, you can see an extra pillar on the right side of the covered walkway by Space Science. That is definitely NOT what you’d expect. So, what the heck? Am I looking at this wrong?