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Monumental Structures

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 10mm ISO 640 3-bkts f/20 Lr3, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS5

One can make the argument that any given city hall building is a monument to self (those that founded and developed the city).  Here is a monument in front of a monument.  The Glendora, California City Hall, “guarded” by a monument in the form of an obelisk that was erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution on the city’s centennial, although it would appear from the inscription that the obelisk is another monument to self:

IN COMMEMORATION OF
THE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE CITY OF GLENDORA
AND
THE SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE INCORPORATION OF THE CITY OF GLENDORA
AND
THE TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE PRESENTATION OF
THE CENTURLON VAULT AND OBELISK

THIS MARKER IS PLACED AND DEDICATED OCTOBER 1985
BY
SERRANO CHAPTER
NATIONAL SOCIETY
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
MRS. ROYAL WHATLEY – REGENT
MRS. BARBARA ALBRECHT – HISTORIAN
MRS. RALPH FISHER – ADVISOR


Furniture Warehouse Store

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 24mm ISO 200 3-bkts f/16

This is the Mathis Brothers furniture store in Ontario, California as viewed from the  greenbelt separating the warehouse from the adjacent business park.  The greenbelt area is intriguing to me, it seems like a monument of some sort, but I could not find any information about it.  It consists of a huge water feature surrounded by greenery that brings to mind a very well maintained, high end golf course.  It is roughly 1,200 feet long, about 200 feet wide at its apex and about 700 feet wide at its base.

To see an overview of this monument search for “Mathis Brothers, Inland Empire Boulevard, Ontario, CA” on Google maps (satellite view).

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