Foto Friday: The Obvious Invisible
The everyday becomes invisible after awhile. It’s how preservationists find themselves in the position of defending a two-hundred year building scheduled for demolition — everyone always assumed it would be there and no one paid much notice until the death knell was sounded.
I love this series of bas relief sculptures by Donald De Lue (1897-1988) found on the exterior of the U.S. Post Office that extends from Chestnut to Market Streets. I pass them each day on my way to work, and I admire how they change in all kinds of light and weather.
The man in this photo — and many others who pass the monumental figures each day — barely seem to notice. But I suspect they take in the magnificence and contribution to “sense of place” on some unconscious level.