I’ve always found ivy creeping up brick structures interesting. In this instance, Boston Ivy is taking hold of an entire building’s front and starting to encroach on the sides.
One might wonder why the owners allow the takeover. This is the south face of the building and possibly the shade it produces aids in cooling during the summer. The vines cover very little of the glass after dropping the leaves so does not interfere with the sun’s heat during cold weather. Just conjecture and maybe I should call just to find out. Some of you may remember my posting a tattered flag on a barn a few years back. I stopped and asked permission mentioning that I thought the tear was an attractive feature of endurance. The owner said go ahead but my mention caused her to think it should be replaced with a new one which she did. All the poignancy was lost. I may be giving my conversation more weight than it deserves but just to be safe maybe I won’t question the building owner.
Here is a close up of the left-most window.
The ivy has gotten through some gap and is now taking up residence inside. I guess that saves the tenant of the room from bringing in a plant from home.