The original shape of the building remained discernible.
The eyes made two solid white ovals, faintly discernible in the angular shadows of the face.
…violent blue; comer windows without purpose; an angle cut off for a useless door, with a round metal awning supported by a pole, like a haberdashery in the Broadway district; three vertical bands of brick, leading from nowhere to nowhere; the general style of what the profession called "Bronx Modern"; a panel of bas-relief over the main entrance, representing a mass of muscle which could be discerned as either three or four bodies, one of them with an arm raised, holding a screwdriver.
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The second picture has more pixels, but the human eye can’t discern the difference.
She prays to discern good from evil in all of its disguises.