Sunday, June 29, 2008

Two Things Challenge: Round / Square

Round with a view...

This week's Two Things Challenge was Round / Square. As with every week's challenge, I tried to have fun. Here are my results. For Round, I thought this was unique. This is one of those poles used to chain off driveways at a BP gas station on Georgia Avenue.

Round and square all in one!

This second picture features square bricks with round holes, which make up the perimeter wall of a home in my neighborhood. I like how it combined both Round and Square!

Squares in tiles in the floor of the American Art Museum
in the Old Patent Office Building.

And finally, this last picture is all about Square. I was going to post a picture of some of Washington's more conservative politicians, but I try to avoid partisan politics on my blog, so I went with this instead. This is part of the tile flooring in the Smithsonian's American Art Museum, which sits adjacent to the National Portrait Gallery and is housed in what was originally the U.S. Patent Office Building.

The weekly Two Things Photo Challenge is open to anyone who'd like to join in. Come check it out and play along!

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential


Bev said...

LOL the conservative politicians

I like that yellow pole. I learn a lot about interesting street objects like this peculiar to the US from reading your blog LOL

DeVon said...

I LOVE the political jab, even though technically I probably lean more to the conservative side than the liberal. Besides, didn't Huey say it was "hip to be square"? Please tell me you know that song.

BTW, can I get access to your other blog (Janet's Pictures 2008)? I'd love to see your other pictures.

Thanks for always reading about (and commenting on) our crazy life!

The Artful Eye said...

My favorite is round with the view. I like the bricks too. I remember using bricks like these to build bookshelves in my college daze.
Gorgeous tile. I almost did some tile images.

Chuck Pefley said...

What a fun idea with nicely executed images. If I didn't have too many "shoulds" in my life at the moment, I'd join your challenge. (sigh)

D.C. Confidential said...

Bev: Thanks! The only problem with my interesting U.S. street object is, it actually has a name, but I don't know it. LOL!

DeVon: Hope I wasn't too over-the-top with the political jab! One of these days, I have to find a way to prod at the other side, too, so I can maintain my reputation for objective, fair, non-partisanship. And yes, I know Huey Lewis and the News' "Hip to be Square."

I'll send you an email with a link to the other blog, but in truth, it's the same pictures you're seeing here. I'm entering a photo contest and can only submit three entries. I've narrowed my choices down to 30 pictures and posted them on a separate site so my family could see them and vote. Would love your input, as I can't decide.

Andrea: Thank you! The round with view is my favorite, too. I was so proud of myself when I set up and took that picture. For me, it shows progress in my creative eye!

Chuck: Thanks for stopping by. We try to have fun with the 2 Things Challenge. I know what you mean about having too many "shoulds", though. I have the same problem!

Dusty Lens said...

Excellent examples, I like the yellow pipe and youyou framed the cloud in chain loop as a viewing portal.

The second one brings back memories at my cousin's house. As kids, we used to play street hocky, sometimes on their patio lined with similar brick wall. Somehow, we knocked a section of it over. Phew, that was a long day.

D.C. Confidential said...

Rob: LOL! I can imagine that was a long day. Did any of you get grounded?

Maya said...

These are all great. I like view of the cloud through the top round. The wall shot is my fav and the tile is beautiful!

D.C. Confidential said...

Maya: I really had fun with the first one and, I have to say, I'm quite proud of it. I think tomorrow I'm going to go back to the American Art Museum. I really enjoyed that! And it's such a unique building.