October 3, 2021
In the morning of our leaving day, my daughter and her wife took me on a sidewalk tour of an industrial part of Madison. We walked home up Willy Street. Although I enjoyed all the time I spent in nature on this visit, my favorite photographs are from this walk.
1 I saw so many grids on the walk. Here’s the first.
2 Many were grid upon grid.
3 I don’t understand how wire this thick can be woven.
4 This grid photograph includes one of my favorite things (to photograph): rust.
5 Grids can have unintended uses.
6 Several buildings in the area are clad in corrugated steel.
7 This one was painted—and rusted.
8 This one had its regularity interrupted in a different way.
9 I like buildings that inadvertently display their history.
10 Here’s a closer look at the top of the 2.
11 A little mix and match of styles
12 A decommissioned mailbox in the neighborhood offered an abstract design where a mail slot used to be.
13 Another grid, another opportunity for a plant
14 A closer look
15 It took a while to figure out that the red object is an outdoor fire escape lying on its side.
16 The dried Pepperwort (Lepidium campestre) reminds me of some henna tattoos.
17 A construction site nearby offered this mystery.
18 And pavement offered this one.
19 “Which Buddha” was the question in a Willy Street antique store window.
20 You won’t find “Willy Street” on a map, but the locals never say “Williamson Street.”