Sunday, January 15, 2012

Orange Storefront

Driving up Vanderbilt Avenue in Asheville, a display of "yard art" glittered in the sun. I'm always attracted to shiny objects. As we stopped in front, I was wowed by the store's facade. Wide swaths of orange were set off by olive green window trim. The colors made it look fresh and fun, but it still fit in with the other old buildings on the street. Colors are commonplace on the streets of Italy, Scandinavia and the Caribbean. Wouldn't it be great if our American downtowns gradually, steadily became more colorful places?