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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Pedestrian Walkway over the Silver Spring Metro

A pedestrian walkway isn’t exciting. It’s built to serve a purpose. It might not always inspire awe, but it can still be a work of art in the right light. Perhaps in reaction to brutalist architecture, even every day utilitarian structures can be a…

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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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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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Kayaks Stacked on a Wharf

A stack of kayaks wait on the wharf in Victoria, BC, for customers to come by and take them for a spin around the bay. This being the Pacific Northwest, people care a lot about the environment. Not only do people like…

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Red Wall with Door

The Pyramid Atlantic Art Center moved recently to Hyattsville. For several years, they had their work space in downtown Silver Spring.The building stands out in the neighborhood with its vivid red pigment. Except for the one shared with another building that…

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Canada Dry Bottling Plant

Canada Dry built the plant in 1946, shortly after the Second World War. Other manufacturers built as well. As a result, Silver Spring became an economically important part of the Washington, DC, area. Since then, it has followed the rest of the…

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Wall and Window of Fort Frederik

Fort Frederik is a Dutch fort in Frederiksted on St. Croix, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It was one of the first (if not the first) foreign outposts to salute the United States as an independent country. The fort…

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