Saturday, October 13, 2007

The View From Behind

Condos, Bell Tower, Office Buildings

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In yesterday's photo you could see this, the northern most of St. James Cathedral's two bell towers, illuminated in the sun and seen through the sliver between two high rises. Today's vantage point is from behind and looking slightly north and west towards the bay and the high rises below First Hill. Another Seattle photographer, Ervin Vice, commented when he saw this in my Flickr photos that, "Somewhere in this composition is a history in miniature of Seattle, and the different evolutionary periods of downtown." St. James is 100 years old, the nondescript high rises are from the 1970s, and 80s, and the condo complexes to the right with the red and yellow highlights are quite new. I took this shot from the 12th floor of the building in the back far right of yesterday's photo.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

As someone who visits your blog regularly to get a fix on one of my favorite cities, I love your insights on urban architecture as well as how you set your sights on Seattle.
Thanks for your efforts, your vision, and most of all, your turn of mind.

Zsolt said...

wow!! this photo is really breathtaking! I love the composition.

maria elisa said...

amazing buildings, great city.

thank you for the visit.

Kim said...

Dear Anonymous,
I'm flattered beyond belief by your kind complement. Thank you so much, and thanks for your regular visits!

Zsolt, Glad you liked this shot. As an admirer of many of yours, that's so nice to hear!

Mariea Elisa, Thanks, and best to you with your fab blog!

-Kim

Xana said...

Fabulous! The new and the old together ...

xana (Figueira da Foz)

alaya said...

this is interesting how building can tell story of a city :)

David in Greensboro, NC said...

Great juxtaposition of old and new architecture, and the green dome adds nice color to the "whiteness" of the buildings.

Lynette said...

Both shots are fine. I especially like the comment about the miniature history of Seattle that your photo today represents. Isn't it great to be able to take photos and share them with so many interested people?