The outside limit 

Today, I looked for a photograph that drew me to the outside limits of an object – its edges. There’s something about architectural edges, the edges of a building, that is severe and at the same time uplifting. My soul snaps to attention in vague recognition of something straight and eternal in me. I took this photograph of a side view of the Gallup Building at 9th and F Streets in Northwest DC. It was originally a Masonic lodge. It was designed by the same German fellow who designed Calvary Baptist Church just a couple blocks away at 8th and H Streets. It stood empty for about 30 years until 2000 when this whole neighborhood started to get revitalized. 

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