Ripley District Alley, Silver Spring, 2012

One my usual shortcuts to avoid walking down Georgia Avenue takes me down this alley behind the Pyramid Atlantic building. As I neared the end of the alley, the composition of the color fields punctuated by the radio antenna jumped out at me.┬áThis antenna sits on one of the older “high-rise” buildings in Silver Spring and is slowly becoming dwarfed by the renewal which started with the relocation of Discovery Channel and the construction of their headquarters a couple blocks north of here. I’ve made photographs that have included this antenna, but this one has caused me to seek it out and document its relationship to a rapidly changing landscape–at some point it will cease to be the dominant landmark.


Ripley District Alley, Silver Spring, 2012