Tag Archives: George Washington University

Portraits of Ordinary Objects – Multi-hose Connector

I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a fire hose connector with more connections on it than this one, outside the George Washington University library. The location may be key – if the library ever catches fire, that much paper will require a lot of water to keep it all from going up in a ball of flame.

Multi-Hose Connector
Multi-Hose Connector

Either that or it’s some kind of arcane commentary on the Starbucks Coffee in the library basement immediately behind it.

Two Towers, One Lamp

Well, it’s more like two bays, one lamp, but that’s a lot less poetic. This is another one from the same building in the Windows post, that I can’t believe I never posted.

Two Towers, One Lamp
Two Towers, One Lamp

While it’s not quite abstract, it is very much about repeating patterns and their contrasts in a single scene, the contrasts being the texture of the peeling paint, and the single lamp-post.