All the deets:
This thing looks like a maintenance nightmare, which might have been the point in the first place, like having footmen at the Downton Abbey.
These days, we just put gold iWatches on the dog. But back then, this is what we did…
Well this is how some massive support columns are now decorated at the University of California, San Francisco medical school these days.
As seen from Parnassus Avenue:
It looks to be a collection of shots of students from over the past hundred years – could it be the Student Photo Project? Maybe, but the S.P.P. goes on about “the three primary colors*, red, yellow and blue” that they were going to use and this installation is just black and white.
Anyway, it looks great. Keep up the good work, students of UCSF.
Old school! The way it looked back in 1908:
*Yes, I remember first grade as well, but it was all a lie – red, yellow and blue are not “the” primary colors, they are just one group of primaries, and they aren’t so hot in that role, anyway. Or, as Wiki so diplomatically opines, the RYB color model “predates modern scientific theory.” Harsh. Harsh but fair.