Door to Pac Man

Door to Pac Man

Did you ever what was behind a door? A nice home? Adventure? Horrors? The Pac Man ghost graffiti drew my eye to this doorway in Nancy, France. Then I noticed the colors, which to me seemed to not fit in with the building as a whole. The colors are worn in a way that almost looks as if it were intended. The graffiti looks as if it belongs there. I assume that the graffiti is just random. But what if it means something? Is Pac Man behind this door?

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Turning Torso

Turning Torso

I remember seeing sketches of the Turning Torso on a skyscraper blog when construction started in 2001. The unique design and claim as tallest building in Scandinavia generated a lot of interest. So when I travelled to Malmö, Sweden, this tower was on the top of my sightseeing list. The building was completed in 2005 and is 190 m / 623 ft tall. Many buildings are given artsy or inspiring names, but this one really fits. The building looks almost as if it is in motion, or stretching.

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The Arch – Theme Week: Shapes (7/7)

The Arch

To wrap up Theme Week: Shapes I dug back deep into my archives. This is a picture of the Arch in St. Louis, MO. This was a highlight of the trip and seeing the “Gateway to the West” was a special moment for me, as it was the first time I had ever been West of the Mississippi (or even at the Mississippi River for that matter).

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Bauhaus – Theme Week: Shapes (6/7)

Bauhaus

I like the architecture of the Bauhaus school. It is known for its simplicity and lines and was a major influence on the modernist architecture movement. I think it also appealed to me because I find the literature of the Weimar period in Germany fascinating and this movement coincided with that time period. I chose this shot because I like the lines and the orderly disorder the open windows bring to the picture. Wonderful shapes here.

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Rooftop – Theme Week: Shapes (5/7)

Rooftop

I am not a fan of the architecture of the 1960’s and 70’s, in particular brutalism. That said, I do enjoy photographing it. The lines and stark shapes make for some excellent photos. This is a photo of the roof of the Staatstheater in Darmstadt, Germany. It opened in 1972, as the original building was destroyed in 1945. The architect won a national prize for the building. My only comment about it is that it looks very dated. But fun to photograph.

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