Header Attribution

The header photo is a wall in the Depot Art District in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Monday, May 30, 2011


The contrast between the very old brickwork
and the much newer brickwork
is striking in itself.
Then the lines and shadows from
pre-existing windows
add interest.

These bricked-in windows
are from a re-purposed corner
of this building:

Check out the painted wood molding
across the top!

Taken 2 August 2010,
Tampa, Florida.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Really Gone

I don't know
if anyone else
remembers the days
when "GONE" was
with "COOL"?

There was also

That's not what I mean by "gone"
in this post.

I took this pic
a while back;
didn't post it
cuz I wasn't
all that happy
with it.

But when I drove by this place the other day -
The structure in the photo
is no longer there.

For posterity's sake:

Taken 24 August 2010.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


This blonde brick building
is in downtown Colorado Springs.
I couldn't resist
the slightly Moroccan accents,
although it was tough to get a good angle.
If you zoom in,
you can catch some of the tile work
above the balcony.
The arched windows
on the top floor are intriguing...
...wonder what it looks like from the inside?

Taken 18 July 2010.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Grass Shadows

Who knew?
Blades of grass
and tiny pebbles
could cast such
striking shadows?

The grass
and its shadow(s)
look like calligraphy
or some kind of
stylized writing.

Taken 13 May 2011.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Bottom's Up!

A study in
light and shadow,
lines and shapes.
The central oddity
is a view of
a windchime from underneath,
looking upward.
Then there is the night sky,
and the eaves of the house
lit only by the light
of the fixture
outside the back door.
Movement in the center
of the photo
from the breeze
playing with the wind-catcher
dangling below the chimes.

Taken 1 October 2010.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Red, Black, Gold, and Live Jazz

This stunning joint
in Georgetown, DC,
really caught my attention.

The striking red-painted brick,
with the stark black trim
and big black block letters,
that door - black with gilt details
surrounded by a massive gold frame,
and dandy windows
gently announcing
"Live Jazz"
with fun saxophone and eighth note graphics
(noticeably weathered when you look closer)
you'd almost miss the lady
sternly studying the parking payment kiosk -
she's practically camouflaged.

Then this
eye-popping edifice
is framed by calm, taller white
guardian angels
crowned with a
counterpoint swath
of blue sky.

What's not to love?

Taken 19 November 2010.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Street Art #14: Monterey, CA

Bronze fresco
in a stone pillar
at the entrance to
Del Monte Center
in Monterey, CA.

Taken 1 October 2010.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Purple Carpet

Every year
the iceplant along the shore
in Pacific Grove
blooms like this.
It is incredible,
and it always
leaves me

To be honest
I wasn't going to take this picture
but I had pulled into a parking area
to turn around
and I had to stop and wait
for another car to move,
so I grabbed my camera
and quick shot this
out the window
from my driver's seat!

Here's a more
distant pic
from Lover's Point
looking back
toward Oceanview Drive.
I was out of my car
and standing
on the rock outcropping
for this one.

(Don't forget to zoom in!)

Taken TODAY!
13 May 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Retaining Wall

Cut stone,
tiered stacks,
holding back the hill.
Converging lines.

Taken 19 March 2011.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Henry's Soul Cafe

A little free advertising
for Henry's Soul Cafe
in Washington, DC.

The food was fabulous!
The proprietors wonderful.
AND the price was right, too!

The building itself is a delightful
study in brick and paint,
windows and a/c units,
iron grates and neon.

Dig those glass bricks around the entryway.

And I could sure go for
a nice big piece of
that sweet potato pie right now!!!!

The fella coming in the door
with his bicycle
is their delivery man.

Taken on 18 November 2010.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Chair #3: Ybor City

This invitation to repose
was stationed outside the back entrance
of a local eatery
in Ybor City,
Tampa, Florida.

I got the feeling the chair wanted to say something like,
"What are YOU lookin' at?"

Taken 2 August 2010.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Future Quilt

This is another "looking up" shot.

No flash.


Standing in the middle of
the sanctuary of a local church
looking directly up into
the cupola.

This design really
looks like it
would make a beautiful quilt.

Taken 19 March 2011.