Small Mysteries

Cities are infinitely fascinating. Something simple can become enigmatic on closer inspection. An exit sign pointing to the the entrance in the neighboring building is a bit strange. The artwork on the drain pipe is unusual, but the fact the drain pipe originates from the window on the second floor and not from, for example, a gutter on a roof, creates a bit of a mystery. Click on the image for a larger view.

Soapstone Valley, Part 1

While this looks like Maine, this is Soapstone Valley Park in Washington, D.C. This stream is a tributary of Rock Creek, which flows through the city and into the Potomac River. Rock Creek Park became the third Federally managed park in America in 1890 and covers 1,754 acres in D.C. Click on the image for a larger view.

Security

A bank boarded up in Washington, D.C., in case of violence at the inauguration. There were a far more businesses not taking this precaution. Click on the image for a larger view.