Lines of Convergence Near the National Mall

Even though they run off the edge, the convergence of the lines is there. The two buildings line up just right that the lines from one match those from the other. It looks like things continue from one to the…

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Doorbell of the Former Pyramid Atlantic Building

A doorbell isn’t all that fancy or interesting. But there’s the contrast of the black with the red. And the stepping of the bricks leading to someone walking by. We usually imagine doorbells as being next to the door. Placed so…

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Experienced Duck Sitting in a Playground

This duck has seen some stuff if we’re to believe the expression on its face. It’s been around a while. Kids have ridden its back. They’ve climbed all over it. The sun and storm, the rain and snow. Day after…

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Grass Edging at a US District Court Mini-Park

Parks make us feel like we’re experiencing a bit of nature. But those small plots of land near an office building only look like they are natural. Or, if not natural, at least composed of nature. But up close, you…

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Scratched Graffiti: Do You Have a Dollar?

The U Street corridor in Washington, DC, is undergoing gentrification. Construction here and there. Demolition. New shops in old buildings. Signs like this, scratched graffiti in an old bank window, remind us that not everyone benefits from the changes. This…

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Office Building Windows Reflecting the Clouds

The windows covering an office building in the Washington, DC, Chinatown reflect the clouds floating through the blue sky.  Sometimes, glass doesn’t work with you, but in this case, the clouds flow in to the reflections. It’s as if we added…

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Reflecting Pool at the Hirshhorn Museum

The Hirshhorn Museum is all curves. Circles and fanned lines. A reflecting pool sits in the middle of the interior courtyard. The museum protects the water from the wind, so it’s waves are slow and large. The languid liquid reflects…

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Shadows Highlight the Texture of a Rough Wall

Some walls are smooth and others, like this one, are rough. When the light falls on it just right, the texture springs out. The light and dark brings out the extremes. This particular rough wall is the exterior of one of…

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Red Door Through the Brick Wall

A red door beckons beneath a light. An exit that grants entrance to somewhere else. The light contained by the brick wall and the overhang is a beacon showing where to go. Just in case the red “exit” sign or…

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Three Rocks Visiting Butchart Gardens

They look out of place, but they aren’t. The set of three rocks stand to the side on a green lawn. Behind them stands a hedge framing them in green. Perhaps they got lost, or frozen in time. This is…

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Pedestrian Bridge Leading to the Other Side

Walking through the woods is relaxing, unless you run into a large spider web or across a snake. Sometimes, the lighting is just right that you can come to a pedestrian bridge such as this one and it looks like…

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