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Seemingly Rustic in an Urban Kind of Way

Peeling Paint and a Display Window on a C1880 Victorian Style Building in Annapolis Maryland May 30th 2017

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Today’s overcast sky in Annapolis wasn’t an impediment in being able to find a subject or setting to photograph on my morning walk. Actually as I made my way along Main Street it became noticeable that the holiday and commissioning week crowds of visitors had for the most part dissipated, leaving the streets of downtown once again to the locals.

Now with the freedom to navigate, as well as take note of, my surroundings in a less hurried manner I began to gaze up at numerous examples of 18th and 19th century architectural details; that for the most part have been painted over perhaps dozens of times, for minutes on end never needing to dodge baby strollers or packs of family members. Also there were storefront windows to look in, posted menus to study and vacant former businesses to lament over as well.

Upon reaching lower Main Street I took note beyond the crosswalk of the Historic Annapolis contemporary logo and signage promoting its museum and store, not so much the late 18th century brick building where they are located. I have to say though that featuring both destinations in equal measure on the facade wall, as well the sign over the front sidewalk, seems overly commercial rather than inviting one to checkout a historic destination. More the pity but that topic and story is for yet another post.

In any event turning to the right I caught sight of the familiar Hobo store, mostly of its ground floor north side. At first glance I found the patches of peeling white paint scattered across the c1880 Victorian style building’s brick wall rustic in an urban kind of way, while also indicative of numerous downtown retail buildings these days. In addition the faded red alarm bell near the telephone service junction box, along with the seemingly original side window and finally the staggered height flower planters flanking the entrance steps inspired me to take a photograph or two, at least before the crowds came forth.

Have a good abbreviated work week everyone,

Glenn

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