Sunday, October 8, 2017

Vines On a Wall

Parking lots can be such dreary places. One of the colleges downtown has a small lot next to a what could be a completely boring little service building---except that it was built from two different tones of concrete bricks. My compliments go to whoever decided to add a jazzy pattern to the building. Vines have taken hold in the foot-wide strip of earth that marks the border between the lot and the building. They creep up the bricks, adding color and interrupting all the straight lines and angles. That natural, rambling asymmetry makes this a surprisingly delightful view.