A for Effort


This photo was taken on September 5 2020 at 6:08 AM.


The location was at the drive in entrance of a luxury hotel in the Georgetown section of Washington D.C.


The "Take It!" came after a look twice at a brick column in the front part of the entrance.  There was something that just did not look right. I had made this observation while parking the car next to the column and got out of my vehicle to take a closer look. What became apparent very quickly was the difference in the size of the bricks.  


I had never seen something like this done before.  What had been put together was a combination of two panels of photographs of bricks which were bolted on to the wall to cover a hole in the original brick work while doing some repairs. Rather than have a gaping hole - this was the clever temporary answer. While I can easily imagine most who looked at this bit of cover up - would not have realized what they were looking at - and moved on - being none the wiser. We discovered this ruse because of a few brick holes on the sides - that had not been covered.


I departed with a big measure of admiration for the creativity put into place.


I will be watching to see when they finish the job - just how well they are able to match up the bricks used to actually fill the hole.


One never knows where the fun will show up - lol


Best regards,



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Comments: 6
  • #1

    SF1967 (Tuesday, 30 March 2021 15:00)

    Boy you'd think a luxury hotel could afford to actually replace the bricks.

  • #2

    Sally (Tuesday, 30 March 2021 15:01)

    This is hilarious! Its definitely my husbands style of "repairing" things.

  • #3

    Jim (Tuesday, 30 March 2021 15:02)

    Reminds me of the cardboard over a broken window repair job. Something I did when I was 18 with my first car.

  • #4

    GpaJake (Tuesday, 30 March 2021 15:05)

    Hopefully those panels aren't made of cardboard or poster board. They won't last too long if they are.

  • #5

    Gabe (Tuesday, 30 March 2021 15:06)

    This could be one of those life hacks. When your brick house starts falling apart, instead of replacing the bricks just throw a picture of a brick over it. LOL

  • #6

    MHampy (Tuesday, 30 March 2021 15:06)

    We got a good laugh out of this one. That is just too funny!!