Header Attribution

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

Friday, February 17, 2012

Corner Store, DC

I found no clear evidence
of the age of this building,
but I was struck by the details -
multi-colored ceramic tile faux roof,
the 'tower' effect with molded concrete medallion,
the verdigris patina of the rain gutters,
the 'checkerboard' brick -
despite the modern windows
and the garish signage,
this building nevertheless says,
"Distinguished Elder Statesman."

Taken in Washington, DC,
18 November 2010.


  1. Thank you. "gritty" is great descriptor ~ especially with that homeless dude doubled over in front of the store...