Front Names

By: Gustav Hoiland

Jul 18 2013

Category: architecture

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Aperture:f/4
Focal Length:24mm
ISO:1600
Shutter:1/30 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Seeing Inside

God bless the window washers. I tried to wash my own a while back with eh-worthy success – smears of dust, windexy hands, the works. Though they were dramatically cleaner than before, the sun still shone brightly on their grit.

I must pass a half-dozen squeegeeists each morning on the way in. On ladders, on foot, wielding great poles to the heavens of the second floor. Guys in “Cliffhangers” t-shirts who spend their days rappelling down luxurious facades on a modified swing, bucket at the ready.

It’s all a part of general maintenance. One might even call it a constant transfer of wealth (or perhaps just wage). A sprawling market exists to keep things – on average – just the way they are. It’s very clear when something is ignored, even for a wee bit. Perhaps the city should go beyond the Broken Windows theory, and step it up to clean windows.

And computer screens.

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