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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Green Building Points to the Deep Blue Sky

Some buildings are green because they are environmentally friendly. This green building is because of its paint. It looks more like a ledge with a trapdoor, but it’s a wall with a window. Looking up shows the deep blue sky…

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Sky Bridge Floating Over TechWorld Plaza

A sky bridge helps connect buildings. If you’re in the subtropics (or tropics), they keep you from having to get out in the heat. Otherwise, they just save time when you need to get from the top of one building…

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Window Shutters on St. Croix

The shadows across the wall and window shutters belie the warmth of the day in Frederiksted on St. Croix, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Locals offer walking tours of the town. Most of the commercial district is along 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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