I have always been enamored of courtyard buildings.
I was attracted to the color and texture of the masonry work in this tastefully turned out building. (Note the stylish fence and the subtle trim color.) As I was enjoying the pattern of the raised brick I looked up and noticed that in the brick work, under the window, in the gable there was a letter “P” (see next photo)
As I was looking around I noticed that a home next door had a similar style of brick work. So, I looked up at the gable of that home. What did I see? There in the brick was the initial “H” (see photo below)
How wonderful to have these beautiful buildings with the added feature of a “mystery in masonry.” Who were “P” and “H”? Why did they put their initials in brick? Fremont, Seattle, WA, USA
The gilding on the corinthian caps of these columns contrasts nicely with the grey of the stone. It is interesting that the columns are not fluted.