Photo ArchiveStar

Clean lines, minimalist colour palette, some bricks for a little texture. Yes, my idea of photo heaven. The funny thing is I didn’t really notice the star when I took the shot — I was more drawn by the clean, simple composition. Those stars are all over buildings in DC and the surrounding area. Found this explanation on a photo on Flickr:

I believe these were used to designate strong points in the building frame where there was steel rod reinforcement behind the wood or brick. Furniture could then be more easily hoisted up to the narrow floors and not through narrow stair cases.(source)