Monday, April 11, 2011

April 11


Jenna once said to me that she finds it interesting to see broader contextual photos, not just those that could be anywhere. Today was a busy one for me; I was hardly home at all. Eye exam, Costco, errands....that kind of a day. For whatever reason, her comment came to mind as I was out and about, and I snapped a couple of pictures I wouldn't normally be inspired to take. "What's so interesting about these buildings?", I thought to myself as I took the cityscape picture above. But no other city looks like this one. And, from a personal history perspective, I worked in the building you see on the left - a hospital - for years, and Alexi works there now. The sidewalk you see in the third photo is one I used to walk, twice a day, between my apartment and the hospital many years ago.

10 comments:

Jenny said...

I recognized those shots from the hospital before you even explained them. I felt like I walked that street a million times last summer! And I agree, I love seeing the bigger picture. It's very telling.

Emily Vanessa said...

Thanks for taking the shots. Sometimes I'm inspired to take picture I also wouldn't normally take, even if the buildings or places aren't my favourite but cities have something special. Nice to see the bigger picture, I should try that soon.

Chai Ling said...

When someone asks me, 'what beatiful really is?' I would say 'check out A Day That is Dessert. That's where you will find its definition.

Chai Ling said...

opss... sorry, I missed out the U - 'what beautiful really is' :)

A Day That is Dessert said...

Thank you so much, Chai Ling.

Vanessa: I always enjoy your images of Berlin.

Jenny: hopefully - presumably - your next visit to Seattle will take place in another part of town....

Ina in Alaska said...

Ah Spring in Seattle. Love the visuals. Love Seattle. I will miss my Yankees-Mariners weekend (Last weekend of May) this year--we have a May 27 wedding in ANC, my MIL's 90th birthday (Yakima) on the 28th and on top of it all, I have jury duty the entire prior week.... (I am not going to Yakima either) hoping to get to Seattle for the September series of Yankees-Mariners.... we always stay at the Vintage and walk to Safeco Field. I love the walks- especially back to the Vintage... uphill..... great walking city!! Great shopping city!

likeschocolate said...

I love Seatttle in the spring time. Just now a flood of memories rushed back to me of walking my newborn around green lake with the blooming trees and daffodiles. Happy Spring!

Sammi said...

what did you do when you worked at the hospital?

Francesca said...

Oh, I like the idea of broader contextual photography, and I enjoyed these photos and your explanations.

KPiep said...

I'm looking forward to visiting Seattle someday. It's true, cities have their own personalities, and I hear that Seattle's personality is especially wonderful!