Peeling Paint is Beautiful

I took this photo in July, 2020 at Norristown State Hospital, Norristown, PA. It’s a door on one of the mothballed buildings at the facility. (For more info on this site, look here.)

I love peeling paint, so this door caught my eye right away. And what about the reflection of the building across the way in the windows?

This hospital site has a long history. Now it is waiting for what happens next, with the marks and signs of its past still very clear for those who take the time to look.

Door NSH 7-5-20

8 thoughts on “Peeling Paint is Beautiful

  1. agnesashe

    Yes, peeling paint is beautiful and so is brickwork with algae and stones covered in moss. I always wonder why people spend so much time trying to keep everything look ‘perfect’.

      1. Claudia McGill Post author

        Yes. There is a certain “standard” in lots of neighborhoods around where I live (perfect grass, very trimmed bushes, certain colors on the houses…) it is a little too much. Like people, buildings need to be allowed to let themselves age, I think, and acquire some quirks!

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