The clock was wrong, by the way

If you’ve been watching the Olympics, you’ve seen a lot of ice. But one thing you haven’t seen on the ice are the people that shape that ice. They’re the ones that make all the great feats, the beautiful jumps and spins and the incredible speed of the racers without the Zamboni drivers. And that’s who Jamie Zega talked about on The best Story I’ve Heard Today:

This afternoon I had to journey out of the building to see another facility. So I left one 111-year-old building for another. We were on a mission to look at a few rooms for an upcoming event, and so there we were, staring at beautiful iridescent chandeliers in rooms with thick old carpet. There were giant cutouts in each corner, and the shelves there displayed things like old serving bowls that were once on the USS Indianapolis, and custom-made 200-year-old German ceramics. Oh, and over in this corner was an ancient harpsichord. And nearby on the mantel was this clock:

It was all worth photographing, but it seemed like a pick-your-spot kind of room. But I’m sure I’ll be back there again someday. But the afternoon required I go back to our building and do things. There were cameras to set up, and lights to turn off. A documentary was afoot.

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