Sunday, August 4, 2013

Shadow Stripes

Unlike the first generation of high rise housing that rose around the region's Metro stations, some of the newer buildings boast features that add personality and more of a human scale to otherwise bland, uninviting structures. I stopped and admired the morning sun slanting across the pergola in front of this building, creating an overabundance of stripes. Standing under it, I took in the dynamic mix of blue sky, white wood, and shadows. No one sat on the benches that anchor each column but I hope that the residents do come out on fine, sunny days to enjoy the play of light and shadow.