This photo was taken on May 12, 2018 at
The location was in the City Center
District of Washington DC.
The "Take It!" came after I had walked
over this recently washed section of sidewalk and noticed a pattern in the drying of the concrete sections which are used in many parts of the city for
The explanation for the look is rather
simple, as the sidewalk has a slight tilt toward the street to help drain it when it rains. Thus the water accumulates in the bottom of each section even though the
designation of bottom is a close call.
While I did not get into any skip jumping
as I looked at this - I did marvel at the symmetry as well as the fact that there were not any pedestrians at that moment.
I am a huge fan of unexpected patterns
wherever they may be found. This one to me, was a winner.
The fellow that does the washing of the
sidewalk is from Central America and while being diligent about his job, finds a way to exchange pleasantries with the regulars that pass by (of which I am one).
It is the small stuff that sometimes can
show up big, that offers unexpected enjoyment.
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Sally (Monday, 04 June 2018 18:38)
Our children would love this. They still play 'don't step on a crack or you'll break your mamas back.'
Jim (Monday, 04 June 2018 18:39)
Looks like a checkers board.
SF1967 (Monday, 04 June 2018 18:40)
I think the sun casting off the wet cement looks incredibly cool.
Teri (Monday, 04 June 2018 18:41)
It always amazes me how diverse Washington DC is. We always meet people from Africa, Europe, South America, it really is a wonderful melting pot of people.
MHampy (Monday, 04 June 2018 18:42)
Looks like the flowers are starting to come in. Are you glad winter is finally over?