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Third Albuquerque Toynbee Tile Found

You'll need to stand in the middle of Gold St. west of 4th to see this one
You'll need to stand in the middle of Gold St. west of 4th to see this one
It was a Wednesday afternoon like any other. Business took my comrade and I to the intersection of 4th and Gold streets in downtown Albuquerque. Parking on the north side of Gold, across from the historic Simms Building, I ran across the street to deliver Alibis to a certain donut shop that operates out of the fifties-vintage steel/glass enclosure currently best known as the DEA offices on "Breaking Bad." On my return dash across the street I was keeping my eyes peeled for found money on the ground when lo and behold my psyche was confronted with the unmistakable color, shape and message of a third Albuquerque Toynbee Tile.

Watch out for that bus. Seriously.
Watch out for that bus. Seriously.
Cleverly deployed for decades onto streets around North America and the world, Toynbee Tiles appear to have arrived in Albuquerque sometime in 2011, the same year the excellent documentary film Resurrect Dead was released. Read the original story here and find out where the second Albuquerque Toynbee Tile is here. The coda to this most recent find reads "TIME'S UP!" and there's a nifty ashtray to the right. Keep looking down.

Public Comments (1)
  • Love this Story, great Links, Hope for Creative messaging.  [ Tue Sep 17 2013 10:58 AM ]

    Cool Man. I didn't know about this one.

    As an older-timer, i was disgusted with

    lower-intelligence "graffiti" replacing such

    intellectual pursuits as raging toilet-stall debates,

    punk-art, poetry...left unscoured by janitors.

    The East-coast trains, amazing painters,

    visual stuff, but I winced as Communication of ideas

    seemed to reveal nothing useful, just tagging.

    I mourned the sad decline of clever IDEAS in

    quick snappy productions, Magic-Marker Moments.

    Nice writin', Mr. Plant, and I went to the links,

    and intend to go check out

    the documentary and more.

    It is so sad that todays grade-school students have

    no gumption to scribble anything on the bus-shelter enclosure.

    I might have to start something, go inspire some

    revolutionary thoughts, perhaps...

    Thanks for the first story, where you mention

    the classic 2001: a Space Odyssey. Yeah Man.

    Arthur C. Clarke.

    Hope to see you in a Starchild Swimfest in Shangri-La.

    Hey Mr. Plant,

    if you haven't read "2061" yet, it beamishly answers

    questions you tease about Jupiter, and Why we are here/now.

    Thanks again, looking for'ard to next instalment.

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