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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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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Linear Patterns of Modern Office Buildings

Modern office buildings aren’t always photogenic, but in the right light, their linear patterns can stand out. Their regularity shines in black and white. In this case, an office building in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC. Rather than hide the…

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U Street Metro Station Interior and Platform

The Washington Metro is a mix of architectural styles. The kind seen here in the U Street Metro is probably most recognizable. Especially by anyone who has seen metro stations in movies or television shows. It’s mesmerizing lines radiate from…

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Drummer Drumming Outside U Street Metro

Various musicians share their talents outside the U Street Metro as well as other street corners and venues. On this day, a drummer was going to town on a pad atop the newspaper stand. The focus is on the rhythm,…

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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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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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