The architectural highlights of my visit to the south rim of the Grand Canyon were a study in contrasts.
Mary Coulter’s Lookout studio, perched right on the rim is built of the canyon limestone and meant to blend right into the backdrop.
She is successful in this goal. Up close, once you realize there is a building, the rustic charm is clear.
On the other end of the spectrum, there are many buildings and parts of buildings painted vibrant colors. These sorts of color schemes are best in the bright clear sunlight of the desert or tropics.
I included a photo of the curving metal railing that follows the rim just because it is simple and elegant without being institutional.