I took this picture nearly eight years ago and I offer no justification as to why it is appearing on this blog. I don't remember why I took it. Perhaps I was admiring the urban landscaping gestures--the trees, the planting bed against the building, the wide sidewalk, and the bench. A lot of progress in the development of human civilization is described by this scene. Eventually, the brick building will be demolished and something better will be built in its place. Will the new thing last longer? Probably. Will it be better? Almost certainly. Will it generate controversy? Yes, but that's the way it goes.