this was an unexpected view, in that I was distracted by the usual enjoyment of the sun coming into this street (as well as others) in a Stone Henge effect. that is, some kind of alignment with the street to make one feel connected and enjoy it. one thing about old architecture that I can forget in the midst of admiring modern ones, is that there can be long walls of simple relief, and in this case a lamp, which can have a special look during the "magic hour" (or however long) of the alignment. the allure of an interesting chiaroscuro is there, as there is such a high contrast already in place. not sure I will find other, as interesting, locations/walls, but this one will certainly make me alert.
Hiroshi Sugimoto took a very philosophical and strict approach to architectural photos with his celebrated "2x infinity" blurring of buildings. while blurring approaches work nicely with Frank Ghery's late work,they also welcome other photographic approaches: ones that are transformative and complimentary. this mobile photo seeks to do some of that, as a study, to work with the shapes — noted as a friend as "sensual" — while the penalty may be to "blur" the perception of a more classical architectural photo aspiring for reportage or recording, which also has a purpose.
but for a brief moment, Silencio. in entering the tunnel, one thing to be aware is not for a motorcycle with loud mufflers — what is that compensating for? — to be also entering the tunnel. the option of the stairs becomes alluring to avoid such a chance meeting. in the end, the shortcut through the tunnel wins. [ Chinatown, San Francisco ]
it is clear that the sign of progress in a neighborhood is upward mobility, well, in general. around here, many homes are getting fixed up very nice and pretty. then again, that is also the sign of losses in diversity. then, one notices homes less-well kept with paint and cleaning. that is usually considered a blight and bad for the average selling price of a home. I guess these homes, as shown in the photo, can also be viewed as warning signs of a greater loss of diversity, and danged be market statistics.
still thinking of the mausoleum that is « Neue Wache », and the inside space with the sculpture from Käthe Kollwitz. one feature is that the front faces (almost) true south, thus the sun creates quite the solemn effect at sunset with shadows and perspectives.