This is a tall building I saw today that I don’t really know the purpose of. It supposedly is an apartment or office complex. A flag waves way up high along with some satellite and antennae used to pick up television and radio signals. The architecture of this building looks like it’s from the early to late 1950s when buildings like these sprung up everywhere as cities were quickly developing and people were leaving the countryside.
Just playing with JNW’s topic generator today for fun brought up the words Sepia + Scene. Well, how fitting. I have some pictures I’ve wanted to post of my trip to Ann Arbor a few days ago for my 24th. I was inspired to post this after seeing Judy Dykstra-Brown do the same thing, because mimicry is always a nice thing in blogland.State Street in Ann Arbor filtered in sepia tone. That’s an old fashioned parking garage.
It’s a college like atmosphere in Downtown Ann Arbor being that the University of Michigan is located right in this area. But it wasn’t that busy, won’t be until the first semester starts up this September. As I was walking down the way, I saw an old couch, a desk, and some other junk by the curb that one was throwing out of their apartment. I was instantly reminded of How I Met Your Mother and how every time something would be placed outside on the street curb, it would disappear mysteriously the next time the main cast checked on it. A gimmicky plot device among numerous ones in the show’s nine seasons.
Our destination: Buffalo Wild Wings on the left. It was a great restaurant to eat at. The atmosphere was very calm and exceeded my expectations. The rating for this place said the service was bad and the food mediocre, telling us to not go here, but our waitress did her job perfectly and my Big Jack Daddy Burger could not have been more delicious.
I thought this B-Dubs, as it’s famously nicknamed, would be rowdy but maybe that’s because the football season hasn’t started up yet. Then it really turns into a sports bar. This night was more like Olive Garden, ha ha.
Perusing around my home, the freezing, bitter weather nipping at my face, I discovered lots of shapes and interesting lines around buildings and taking close up shots of them trained my eye to look at the geometry within. there really isn’t that much to see where I live, stuck in the swamp of a mobile home park where any attempts at decoration and innovation come off as tacky. Thoughts of walking out of it and starting a journey up the long road to see more interesting lines evaporated on this ruthless November day, the first signs of winter hitting Michigan hard.
Along with these pictures, I also decided to put up a few of my archives that flash out as interesting geometrical designs.
The “Shell Door” as I call it, was taken at a local McDonalds and is iconic because of it’s symmetry and commanding presence in the center.
The stools, taken at a Steak N’ Shake, contain circles, squares, and rectangles and the red pops out against everything else.
The Missouri Bridge, taken by me last year while on a trip down there, contains triangles and more forms of symmetry.
And finally, the ceiling of the clock tower on the campus of Kansas University contains many beautifully arranged squares.