Twin Towers of Seattle

What’s it about hotels? I think the glossy glass monoliths of Seattle just leave me a bit cold, and the sort of kitchy but at least more… I dunno… hopeful(?) stuff from earlier generations seems like it has a bit more soul. Like our vestigal monorail and Space Needle (both products of the 60’s), the Westin at least *looks* like it hails from the same age.

Twin towers of the Seattle Westin

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As it turns out, the first tower was built in 1969, but the second wasn’t completed until 1982 – I guess by then they had to follow the same plan.  I like the idea of Seattle having a set of twin towers to call its own – maybe not as graceful or aspirational, but they fit the vibe of summertime in the northwest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angles and Sunshine

Group Health Corner

Camera & Lens   Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT (Canon) & 50.0 mm     Shutter:   1/800 s
Creation Date:   2009:02:18 14:43:29     Aperture:   f/22.0
Artist:   Ari Brown     ISO:   200
Exposure Mode:   Aperture priority     Focal Length:   50 mm

I went out to see what I could see the other day.  I have this big photo-collecting problem: I’m always ready to go after lunch, which is about as bad of a time as one could pick for most pictures.  The only thing left at that time are bugs and flowers (macro stuff) or super high-contrast stuff, like the side of the Group Health office up the street.  I usually find it pretty darn ugly, but in the late day winter sun, the lines and reflection caught my eye.  This was shot with my little 50mm cheapo lens.  I sure do love how sharp it is and the colors always look great too.