Spending a nice day in a park is one of the nicer things in life. I have been to a number of city parks, and while the big ones like Central Park of course made an impression, there are a number of smaller parks in smaller cities that are well-planned and accessible. I am lucky to live in a city with quite a few nice parks. I took this picture on a day spent with friends in the Herzogenriedpark in Mannheim. The roof has an interesting wave form, and while it is somewhat reminiscent of the 60’s or 70’s it is quite neat looking. I like the sense of motion is gives, despite being a solid and still structure.
I first visited Brussel, Belgium in 1999. When talking about the visit to others who have been to the city, the question “So you visited Atomium, right?”. Well I didn’t even know what it was. While maybe not as famous, visiting Brussels and not visiting Atomium is like visiting New York and not seeing the Statue of Liberty. When I visited in 2013 again, Atomium was at the top of my list.
One suggestion for theme week was shapes. I chose this one because I knew I had enough old material to be able to post quickly. It is interesting to go back and look through so many pictures but view them differently. I have my pictures organized chronologically according to event. But sorting through them for a specific theme was quite an interesting experience and I found a few that surprise me in retrospect. And the shape theme jumps out as obvious even though I didn’t think of it like that before.