Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Grass Is Always Greener

The Grass Is Always Greener

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You are viewing a long wooden bench and ornamental grass planting at the newly opened University of Washington Research complex, built by Vulcan (Paul Allen) as part of the core biomed industries area envisioned for the Cascade neighborhood in South Lake Union. I took quite a few photos of construction in progress a year or two ago, so it was a treat to see the exterior design elements in their finished form. This is actually a test shot I took with a new pocket camera I had just purchased at a camera store across the street. I saw some BMX riders coming out of this courtyard area, and went to take a look at where they might be doing tricks. Seems security personnel shooed them off, but didn't mind me taking photos. I'll be back with my "real" camera and tripod. . .this place is beautifully designed.

7 comments:

USelaine said...

What lovely texture! Looks like you could get quite a tickle sitting for a rest. I guess these things have been hybridized so that they don't scatter to other planting areas and beyond. Really beautiful. I wonder what it's called.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I do like the grass. I have some like it here. In fact I have planted a lot of decorative grasses this summer and some is really tall. I like the smaller dense varieties though. Your photograph really displays the grass at its best.

Linda Reeder said...

This is good landscape design - The soft green of the grass contrasting with the hard edge of the concrete. Nice photo.
I just noticed I have been added to your blog list. I am honored.

lavenderlady said...

love the green...you can almost see the leaves moving.

Maya said...

Beautiful! I need a new pocket camera too. Can I ask what you got? I'm trying to decide which one to buy.

Virginia said...

Great shot as always Kim. I would like to see more of this place. The grass is soft addition to the hardscape. The galactic gal below is a hoot!

Becky said...

I LOVE the colour of that grass. Please do share more photos of this area!