Light on a Small Section of Wall Makes a Paper Air Plane


This photo was taken on July 7, 2018 at 3:58 AM.
The location was adjacent to the truck driveway entrance to the loading dock of a major hotel in North West, Washington, DC.

The "Take It!”   This may be one of my biggest imaginings - but has been a long time in the making.  For many years all sorts of trucks regardless of size had to line up to make deliveries to this massive hotel. The former access driveway was narrow and very difficult to navigate.  In the course of time I witnessed drivers of all sorts of sizes engage in frustration in how tight the entire path was to make their deliveries.   

After decades of enduring this situation, the Hotel company finally invested in a long term construction project to bring about a complete expansion and remodeling of the ever so important part of the operation of the Hotel.

I can honestly say - I have never seen another jam up at the dock since the project has been completed.  

That there is this very small reminder that has the appearance of being a paper airplane in flight, is a splendid bit of wonder to me.   I cannot help  but wonder just how many peices of paper and later - email communications went into the plea's to make this improvement happen.  

Here’s to what it takes, to make what is right, able to take flight.


It may not seem worthy of note, but when there is a design update or correction needed in a building - what brings the attention to the flaw - is the people who have to come in contact with it. This set of people, can include the service providers for the building,  the suppliers who deliver the goods to keep the building and its services able to render the function of the building to the users, and finally the customers who frequent the facility. When a problem is found - the sooner it is taken care of - the faster the place can run like a well oiled machine which is its intent.

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Comments: 6
  • #1

    Gabe (Sunday, 12 August 2018 20:45)

    If I saw this without the explanation I would have thought someone just opened a picture in Microsoft Paint and just whited out that portion of the picture.

  • #2

    Jim (Sunday, 12 August 2018 20:45)

    Is that a lucky catch or is it always like that?

  • #3

    Sally (Sunday, 12 August 2018 20:47)

    It really does look exactly like a paper airplane. What is the light casting off to make that?

  • #4

    SF1967 (Sunday, 12 August 2018 20:49)

    When I first saw it I really thought it was a paper airplane.

  • #5

    Teri (Sunday, 12 August 2018 20:50)

    This is just perfect, just a fun picture to look at and sort of analyze.

  • #6

    MHampy (Sunday, 12 August 2018 20:51)

    Teri and I must have stared at this photo for a good 20 minutes.