The fourth and fifth Monday’s of each month are challenger’s choice at Lens and Pen by Sally’s weekly phoneography challenge. We can choose from Abstraction, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel and this week my selection is Architecture.
Bob James designed this holiday star in the mid 1950’s while he was employed as a display designer for a local department store The Bon Marche. From its beginnings in 1890 The Bon Marche was a Seattle landmark and though the company was purchased and renamed by Macy’s this unique star has survived. 2013 marks its 56th anniversary shining over Downtown Seattle.
For those of you who like the technical details this star stretches 161 feet long with 4,300 light bulbs surrounding a 1,000 watt metal halide center. It measures 32 feet across with metal arms ranging from 15 to 35 feet in length.