Monday, March 01, 2010

Theme Day: Passages


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This shot spoke to me of two different types of passages. When our little daughter had conquered learning to walk and run, she turned her sights on mastering stairs. We had steps up to our front porch, and so did most of our neighbors. Every evening while I was preparing dinner my husband would take her for a walk around the block. Many a neighbor would hear "tramp, tramp, tramp" on their stairs and come to the front door wondering what the racket was. My red-faced husband would explain his toddler was practicing stairs while holding his hand. Some evenings she would insist they go up and down every set of porch stairs around the entire block. Then I would end up re-heating dinner when they finally got back. Well, she's still a very determined person who loves to master skills and I love to see her conquer one challenge after another as she makes her way. This physical passage is a curved corridor and staircase in the very, very red zone on the 3rd floor of Seattle's Central Library. That's my daughter and her boyfriend ascending the stairs. :-)

You can see all the creative ways the theme of Passageways has been interpreted by City Daily Photo Bloggers from around the globe for our first of the month theme day. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

40 comments:

Don and Krise said...

Excellent contribution to theme day Kim. Not only is the shot an eye catcher, but this must really take you back in time. Very nice.

lewi14 said...

Wonderful red shot. It's really an eye-catcher.

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent interpretation with a wonderful story to go with it. Kim, I love it! MB

Bergson said...

strange and beautiful

Sherry Stewart said...

Kim. Hi!
That's a lovely story!!
And it makes this photo a perfect passage in every way.
I recall the stair thing. It's been a long while. Brought back memories. Thanks.

Chuck Pefley said...

What great memories, Kim. When I first saw this image I wondered ... what and where! Thank you for finally revealing the location in your very last line -:) I do need to go to the library. It's been far too long! Nice choice for today!!

By the way, CieldeQuimper is going to be in town in a couple of weeks ... want to try to get together with us?

raf said...

Wow, what a wonderful image and post for the theme, Kim! Loved your personal touch. Like Chuck, I knew I had been there before, but couldn't remember where.

Bibi said...

Red-hot! Excellent photo and the accompanying text, too.

Carraol said...

Beautiful minimalist composition with a wonderful story! That part of the library looks so appealing.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Excellent photo and story to set it up.

Joan Elizabeth said...

You did great to get such an interesting shot in a sea of red.

Ben said...

It's a beautiful story, thanks for sharing.

Hilda said...

Wow, that red just screams! It's so hard to imagine that it's in a library. Funky.

And I love the story about your daughter as a toddler!

Mo said...

love your handling of the picture. Your daughter is priceless.

Steffe said...

Great story Kim. And I like the touch of red here!

Kate said...

The colour puzzles me but the story does not. It works on two very different levels...imaginative.

Gunn said...

I like both the photo and the text!:-)

Jilly said...

A beautiful shot and a heart-warming story and so nicely rounded off when we learn the girl in the photo, still climbing stairs, in your daughter. Just lovely. Amazing reds and refelections.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

great artsy image and reflection well done

Jacob said...

This is a superbly creative photograph! Wow...the red floor looks like a red lake...the whole scene is like something from a dream...and the two ascending the staircase look almost ghostly...

Magnificent!

Ineke said...

Fantastic shot Kim!

Birdman said...

I like this one... the colors makes it jump out.

Rambling Round said...

My, time flies! Love this shot for theme day.

Rob and Mandy said...

Excellent! You probably go slightly mad if you stay there too long.

Lily Hydrangea said...

This is so cool! I love the red.

brattcat said...

Such a sweet, candy-heart contribution to the theme.

Louis la Vache said...

Great accompanying story to the photo!

Uh, did you say red? They seemed to be a bit bashful about their use of the color...
;-)

Uma por Dia said...

What a mood, and color! Fantastic!

cieldequimper said...

Not la vie en rose but la vie en rouge, couleur de l'amour ! :-)
And such a lovely story!

Hannah said...

Beautiful photograph :) i love love LOVE the color.

ben wideman said...

Brilliant image, Kim! Wonderful choice for today's theme.

katney said...

I recognized those stairs--it only takes the one tour of the Seattle Library to know it when yous ee it again.

J Bar said...

This looks cool. Not showing the faces of the people adds a bit of mystery to the place.
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Maya said...

Great shot AND great story to go with it! That reminds me, I need to go back to the Library to take photos. The day I went I ran out of juice in my battery! argh.

Virginia said...

Oh Kim,
Not only is this a wonderful photo but I feel as if I were right there with your husband as he did what a good daddy does. What precious memory for you and now for us as well.
V

Bob Crowe said...

Wow, intense and deep. You've given us a wonderful narrative to go with it. I didn't come up with anything for the theme. What a poop-out.

Babzy said...

Amazing red passage !

Tash said...

Marvellous photo of probably my favorite building in Seattle (sorry, I say that every time). The volunteers working in the gift store made sure I went to the RED floor. I do love how you tied the theme to the passages in life and the story of you darling daughter. My son (now 15) would take walks around the neighborhood and look at wheels of cars and say "round, round" over & over & over...And when he got to be about 5, he'd look at the speedometers and memorize the top speed on each car. Such great memories. Thx for the perfect post.

jadeejf said...

What a great story and photo :) Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely touching.