These photos were taken on April 4, 2015 at 7:45 AM.
The location was at a little used intersection at the Federal Triangle in Washington DC
The "Take It!" came after getting through my disbelief in seeing for the first time after jay walking some some steps away from this official cross walk as there are rarely any moving cars going
on this short stretch of pavement. For no particular reason I happened to move over just a few feet when making my way from my parked car to the entrance of the building. What
presented itself looks to be a standard precautionary proceedure taken by painters when putting down stripes on roads when they encounter a man hole cover. As one can readily see they avoid
putting any stripe on the cover. I can only suppose this is to avoid any difficulty in matching up lines - should anyone remove and replace the cover. In not putting down any stripe
on the surface of the cover - they avoid having to cope with the irregular surface of the casting of the cover, thus saving lots of time.
The After Take: All of those to whom I showed these to, enjoyed them. It almost seemed as if they were as surprised as I was
in seeing such a presentation.
Here is hoping you encounter a special street painting that is out of the ordinary. I somehow have the feeling I am going to be
looking at this sample every time I pass it in the future.
Wishing you all the best,