The fourth Monday of each month is Challenger’s Choice at Lens and Pen by Sally’s weekly photo Challenge and I’ve selected architecture so I can show you one more view of the Experience Music Project Museum at Seattle Center. Gold is the last color in my series after silver, blue, pink and red but I may have one more post to share in a few weeks. 🙂
This week Alisa’s weekly Travel Theme: Close-Up is all the encouragement I need to post another view of the unusual curved sides of the Experience Music Project Museum at Seattle Center. This museum is dedicated to the history and exploration of music, science fiction and popular culture and its unique appearance has anchored this corner of the center since 2000.
When Frank O. Gehry began designing EMP, he was inspired to create a structure that evoked the rock ‘n’ roll experience. He purchased several electric guitars, sliced them into pieces, and used them as building blocks for an early model design.
A fusion of textures and myriad colors, EMP’s exterior conveys all the energy and fluidity of music. Three-thousand panels, made up of 21 thousand individually cut and shaped stainless steel and painted aluminum shingles, encase the outside of the building. Their individual finishes respond to different light conditions and appear to change when viewed from different angles, reminding audiences that music and culture is constantly evolving. Source – EMPmuseum.org
Today’s Black & White Tuesday post is a view of Seattle’s EMP (Experience Music Project) Museum’s silver side.
If you missed the pink side you can see it again here and stay tuned for blue coming soon…
A quick post today showing a second view of the Seattle Public Library. My Reflections photo was taken below this point looking back along the face of the building and for this one I stepped out to the sidewalk and looked all the way up…
The fourth Monday of every month is Challenger’s Choice over at Lens and Pen by Sally. This week marks the debut of a new challenge title, Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge, encouraging all non-traditional photographers using a smart phone, digital music device like an iPod, tablet or even a scanner to participate. This is an ever changing photography movement and experimentation is celebrated.
My March Challenger’s Choice is Architecture and today’s image is one of the most recognizable architectural features in the Seattle landscape, The Space Needle.
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.
The fifth Monday of every month is a second chance at Challenger’s Choice at Lens and Pen by Sally’s Phoneography Challenge and today I choose Architecture. This is a small part of the breakwater at the Edmonds Marina taken from the walkway leading to the fishing pier.
One of my favorite things to do in Santa Fe, NM is walk along the streets around the Plaza at night. The air is warm, the stars are bright and live music softly echoes across the adobe walls and brick sidewalks.
Photo from my iPhone 5 and edited in Snapseed.
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Architecture: Orderly arrangement of parts; structure. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language
iPhone 5 native camera, edited in Snapseed and PhotoToaster.
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