I’m just back from four days in Iowa City at my sister’s wedding. I took more than 340 pictures at the wedding, rehearsal dinner, reception, visit to the county recorder’s office, etc., so forgive me if I post some pictures I took from 2002. (That was the year she moved to the Midwest. She had fibromyalgia or something like it at the time and wasn’t able to drive. So being the outstanding big sister that I am, I drove her (and her two cats and dog) from Blacksburg, Va., where she had been a math professor at Virginia Tech, to Iowa City where she was about to become a student again, in the University of Iowa’s creative non-fiction programme. Yay me! I deserve a medal but will get one only if I bestow it upon myself.)
I shot these pictures on that trip — the sculptures on the former Iowa City Press-Citizen building, which include methods of newsgathering (above; there’s a star on the map of the U.S. where Iowa City is), and these symbols of what goes on in Iowa City and environs:
This time I had other things to do in Iowa City than to contemplate the future of newspapers in particular and journalism in general, but as I post pictures of the sculpture on the buildings of other cities’ current (and defunct) newspapers, I may do some musing on those subjects as well.