Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Green dragon

Bushes outside

The orderliness of the roof and clapboard and windows is interrupted by the bushes growing next to the foundation.

Seeing the curtains, sharp eyed readers will note that this is the outside of the inside seen in the previous post.  Everyone else can follow the link back

One could imagine a green dragon there:  the open mouth with the branches being the tongue (or flames!), the teeth formed by the leaves, the two curved horns, the prickled hump of the back that sweeps down to the tail, which itself extends to the right and out of the image.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Curtain awry

At the ready

Sunlight through a curtained window highlights the stacked chairs as they await the next social function at this hall.

The outside of this inside can be viewed here.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Store door

Not in use

Although it is no longer used, the steps and the doorway are periodically painted and swept so they are in harmony with the rest of the storefront.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Plastic basket

Plastic basket window display

This display window that is filled with plastic baskets is at the rear of the dollar store.

There are 45 courses of brick visible on the left side of the window and 46 courses visible on the right side.  That does not explain why the left side seems higher than the right side.

N.B.  The interior of this store, prior to becoming this "dollar store" can be seen here.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Convoluted corners

Downspout elbow

Door painted shut

After a building is built, additions are often added.  Some of those additions are used and then not used.  These can result in convoluted corners and painted shut doors.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Shutter dogs

Church window 

The two shutter dogs tell us that at one time this stained glass window had shutters.  Without them, their curves add an interesting element to the window and clapboard lines.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Sign of the tomatoes

Plum Tomatoes 59 </ LB

The plum tomatoes are your everyday tomatoes from a truck farm in New Jersey.  The sign is not.  A lot of thought and talent went in to creating that:  the "O"-s are little tomatoes, the letter color is almost  the same color as the tomatoes, some of the letters are shaped like tomatoes, and, there is the innovative use of the "<" and "|" to represent the "cents" symbol.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Lemony pink

Lemon and pink

Pink and lemony

At the street festivals, lemonade can be had in two flavors - lemon and pink.  They each taste the same - they just look different.