Experience & question
Posted 12 August 2003 - 01:09 PM
Ok, I'll start off with the question... is it possible for a grave monument sitting directly in the sun to be freezing cold? I'm not sure how marble & stone like to work, so I'm just a tad confused.
I visited a cemetery here in town, I believe about a year go, and before leaving stopped at a marker that was of a woman reclining. It was about the beginning of July & I'd say around 1 o'clock. She was right in the path of the sun with no trees around her, and to the touch, she was freezing. Her face, hands, feet. I didn't touch any other parts of the marker to see if they were the same, so I'm just going on those places.
That is possible, right? Or am I just crazy?
Posted 13 August 2003 - 08:22 PM
Posted 18 August 2003 - 09:23 AM
Thanks for your reply.
Posted 18 August 2003 - 10:32 AM
Posted 18 August 2003 - 01:59 PM
Rammed earth houses use the same effect with walls that are made out of guess what? Rammed earth 1-2 feet thick. These houses don't tend to warm up until nightfall and don't tend to cool off til daylight.
A large statue as described MAY tend to act the same way, especially if a poured foundation was added to help support/stabilise the statue/tombstone. That may be the case on a large work of art like this one described. If so, the ground would also tend to dissapate heat and make the stone cool to the touch.
Posted 19 August 2003 - 06:41 PM
What an experience, krc. Definitely weird.
Thanks flyingorb! That would make sense because the monument was definitely large and there was a foundation under her. I can give my poor little brain a rest.
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