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I love exploring the artistic details on older buildings; most of our modern buildings (while they can be striking) rarely make use of applied or symbolic ornamentation. Older buildings, designed with with that kind of ornamentation, add layers of interest and meaning about the building's intended use or occupants that survive long after the initial impressions of the building have faded. Here, on a building which originally housed the US Post Office headquarters, the architrave frieze contains bas-relief sculptures depicting forms of long-distance communication throughout history. From the left, African drumming, Roman mirror signaling, Native American blanket signaling, the use of birds for message delivery, and Native American smoke signaling.

Uploaded on 9/4/2017 6:51:50 AM
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