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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A White Flower Climbing a Red Brick Wall

Even amongst concrete sidewalks, brick walls, and asphalt you can find life. A little soil, some rain and sunlight. That’s all you need to get a beautiful flower. In this case, a white flower that stands out against the solid…

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Chinatown Alley in Victoria: Tall and Narrow

Victoria, BC, isn’t a large city, but it does have a Chinatown. Unlike some modern day Chinatowns, the one in Victoria has a lot of Chinese shops that strike me as authentic. At least as authentic as anything like that in North…

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Green Door and Red Brick in Old San Juan

When walking around Old San Juan, you’ll see doors like this one. Bold colors set into walls of solid, contrasting color. In this case, the vibrant green door and red brick against the quiet white and tan of the wall. The doors…

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Alley in the Dupont Circle Area

The back alleys of a city can be as interesting as anything. They have a texture that is different from the street-facing façade. This alley is near the Dupont Circle. While the main street has shiny buildings several stories high,…

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National Building Museum

The National Building Museum is a big, red brick building. It dominates the scene near the Judiciary Square metro station in Washington, DC. Just go up the escalator and you’ll see it. Supposedly, it was built with fifteen million bricks. In the 1880s, the building housed…

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Blue Sky Building

Washington, DC, doesn’t have many tall buildings. Many are like this one, brick, with several stories, and accessible in a way that skyscrapers aren’t. This building is in a quiet part of the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Because most buildings aren’t…

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