Thursday, October 18, 2012

481. Intriguing

481. Intriguing
Definition: (v) arouse curiosity or interesting
Location Placed: Plant Summer House, Heritage Village, Largo, Florida
Date Placed: 10/12/12 at 2:56pm

The Plant Summer House was one of the historic homes in the area that was moved to the park. They had outfitted it with furniture and knick knacks of the time. One of the most interesting things I found, was the outside window coverings. We were told that they are some sort of hurricane screens. It looks like it's just mesh covering the windows. There are bits of iron or steel woven in with the mesh in order to protect windows from projectiles. Coming from an area that is pretty low on the hurricane hit list, I didn't even know these sorts of things existed! Makes me wonder what sorts of other inventions exist elsewhere that I've never come across.

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