Someone years ago must have thought that painting this building battleship grey was an improvement over its natural condition. As you can see, Mother Nature and weather are fighting back! I think the contrast of painted brick and exposed brick is interesting and even beautiful in its own strange way.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: