First Baptist Church, Dewitt Park —This is a quick look at the ceiling in the basement of this church. I’ve shared a few photos of my visit to this chapel before, but I have to say that this was arguably the most fascinating thing I found in my time there. I’m not sure what the original material actually is, but it appears to be some kind of pattern-stamped metal sheathing that was, at sometime in the past, painted over with an eggshell colored paint. Today that paint is chipping and peeling away and revealing that the original material underneath has aged beautifully and created this multi-tone pattern across the physical pattern of the material itself. The picture does a poor job of conveying the full range of these tonal patterns, but it still serves as a reminder to me that the beautiful and the fascinating are not reserved to grand vistas or great works of art solely. Oftentimes the most interesting things I find while out wandering and exploring are the little things we just might overlook.