This set of photos was taken on February 13 at 5:58 AM.
The location was in the small display sections in a wonderfully constructed revolving door in the entrance to a great hotel in the Georgetown section of Washington DC.
The "Take it!" came after having gone through the previous revolving door on many occasions over the years. I am certain when these older doors were first put in, they were the latest in what was available. As time has moved along, these older doors became more and more inadequate. They were narrow and had three segments in the turning structure that were cramped to say the least. The management of the hotel finally called a halt to the struggles that people had when using this older door and installed a new one.
The new door is split in half, and is a lot larger. This new configuration, allows guests to pass in and out of the hotel with their rolling luggage with the utmost of ease. It just so happens that the maker of this wondrous door incorporated some small areas for including displays if so desired. I have seen these doors elsewhere, where this display area was left vacant and left as see through, for a more complete passage experience. Some others have placed very modest displays in these areas that do not detract from the focus that is brought by the users when arriving and departing from the premises.
The hotel chose to place the shown pieces of what look to be pieces of wood that have been ravaged and left by some type of insects. I have been trying to get my brain to accept these, what I am certain were very expensive to acquire, coming from some exotic location, as splendid examples of the beauty found in nature. I for the life of me, am having difficulty in achieving this point of view. While I find them to be interesting, they just do not get it for me.
I am looking forward to hearing your observations.
Life is ever so good, even with some of the little oddities that we are faced with. lol
Wishing you all my best,