This photo was taken in the plaza at the foot of the beautiful Landmark Building, a Richardson Romanesque that is on the National Register of Historic Places. I view this particular landscape as problematic—or, more exactly, “needing correction.” At their best, plazas provide a comfortable space in which people can connect. The stone paths lining Landmark Plaza are jagged and barely continuous; thus, I believe they do a poor job of promoting the above plaza ideology. Further, the contrast here between dirt, stone, gravel, stone again, and dirt again strikes me as very displeasing. I would appreciate the Landmark Plaza much more if it used materials in a more thoughtful manner.