Sunday, October 5, 2008

Two Things Challenge: Solid / Pattern

A solid brick wall with some pattern to it.
(Click to enlarge and appreciate the texture.)


This week's Two Things Challenge was Solid / Pattern. Coming home from the Obama for America office the other day, I noticed this wall near the spot where I'd parked my car. It's part of a wall for an abandoned warehouse on Georgia Avenue and 8th Street. I love how the bricks are solid, different colors, and have a pattern, so I figured this was perfect for the challenge!

If you'd like to participate in Two Things Challenge, all are welcome! Next week's challenge is East / West.

Repeating the reminder from the last couple of days, tomorrow, October 6, is the last day to register to vote in D.C. and Virginia. If you haven't registered, please get out and do so. Voting is a fundamental right and privilege of American citizenship.

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 10/08

14 comments:

Virginia said...

I like those bricks too. The colors are unlike most. Good challenge choice DC!

Strangetastes has the SP Flow Chart today!

Shades of Gray said...

Great photo for 2TC. I love the earthy colors of those bricks.

Gwyn said...

I've never seen bricks look so beautiful. Great job!

D.C. Confidential said...

Virginia: They stood out to me, too. It's funny the things you find on side streets.


Shades: Thanks! And welcome to 2TC!


Gwyn: Amazing, isn't it? And on the side of an industrial building, no less!

marley said...

Great photo for the challenge. I really like the texture of the bricks.

Strangetastes said...

Wow, thanks for the architectural discussion. I get to DC once in a while on business and the Castle stands out so prominently along the Mall. DC has a fascinating range of buildings and I'm glad to learn more about a special one.

D.C. Confidential said...

Marley: The texture really drew my eye, too! This was actually a fun picture to take.


Strangetastes: The Smithsonian Castle is definitely iconic in this town! Next time you're here, give a shout and we'll go photo walking together.

Maya said...

Ooooh, I love these bricks! What a good shot and fitting for the challenge.

Dusty Lens said...

the colors and texture of the bricks really stand out.

D.C. Confidential said...

Maya: Thanks! I was so excited when I took this picture, because I knew immediately it would be perfect for this challenge.


Rob: They're great, aren't they?

Lisa Sarsfield said...

Excellent! Love the rust and the bricks and the text. Your public garden posts are wonderful too, would like to wander.

I found this blog and thought of you...
http://madridailyphoto.blogspot.com/

I know you'll just love the architecture:)

D.C. Confidential said...

Lisa: Madrid Daily Photo is fabulous! Thanks for the link. You're right, I did enjoy the architecture.

Professor said...

I love it!

I used your pictures of the two things challenge in class to see if the kids "get" it and use it as an exercise to get them to articulate why.

D.C. Confidential said...

Prof: You used this picture in your class? Or, no wait. I read your comment incorrectly, didn't I? You used the juxtaposition of two words in your class, right? Cool! How did the discussion go? I'd love to hear more.