Improvised Handrail Made from Pipe Components

We can take things like handrails for granted. But they’re not just a decoration. That may seem obvious. But sometimes a bit of decoration can be nice. The handrail in this photograph lacks any decoration. It’s more of an improvised handrail than…

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Stone Channel Behind the Capitol Columns

The National Arboretum is a store house of treasures. Many know about the capitol columns. They stand proud on the edge of a large field surrounded by trees. But behind the columns with which everyone is familiar is a pool,…

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Light Curves at the Hirshhorn Museum

The Hirshhorn Museum is all about curves. Together with the sun, the result is light curves, concrete curves, and shadows. Sometimes, curves combine to make even more curves. Like in this photograph. The shadows and sunlight combine with the sculpture garden…

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National Air and Space Museum from the Back

Most might be familiar with the National Air and Space Museum as it looks from the front. The tall glass windows. The sharp, pointy sculpture. But from the back, the building is inverted. Rather than the glass, it’s the marble…

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Purple Flowers Spilling over a White Wall

Walking around Victoria, BC, you’d think you were in an English town. Except perhaps with a bit too much sun. But there are neat gardens and well-manicured lawns. Small walls. Purple flowers flowing down. Managed chaos. Even double decker buses.…

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Graffiti Face Bursting from a Wall in Curaçao

Sometimes form follows function, and sometimes art follows form. In this case, the graffiti face takes advantage of the window in the door for its mouth. It’s shouting at whomever might be walking near Fort Amsterdam in Willemstad, Curaçao. Except for the…

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Hirshhorn Museum Curves and Moon Counterpoint

The Hirshhorn Museum is all about curves. The only straight lines are the columns holding everything up. There’s also a water feature that has some straight lines in it. But everything else curves. The result is a dynamic, fluid view.…

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Upper Crust Behind a Chain Link Fence

As construction progresses along part of U Street, a chain link fence separates the sidewalk from the street. It also encircles some of the construction equipment. A pizzeria named “Upper Crust” is on the other side. While it’s pretty simple to get from…

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