June 11, 2008

UnUsUal -- ABC Wednesday


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photo by Donald Kinney

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photo by Donald Kinney

Yes folks, the letter this week is U -- not an easy assignment...

But UnUsUal is definitely the word for the exterior of San Francisco's DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park.   The builders went to a lot of trouble to emboss and perforate the exterior of the UnUsUal building -- and of course a lot of people thought the design was hideous at first (and some still do)...   Anyway, if you can get past the exterior, a wealth of treasures is on display inside, including a fantastic collection of African art.   See you there...


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19 comments:

Aileni said...

That is good 'art' shot - the design of your picture suits the subject.

I love the above pic of the waves.

Aileni said...

I have just read your biog and have my son looking through an Ansel Adams book. All credit for introducing yourself.
I did a year in Art School photography when I was forty. It was a waste of time and I got very depressed. I had paid the fees when they told me I didn't need to be there because of the standard of my work. Ah, well - these things happen.

babooshka said...

I'll go along with unusual image. Somany textures in this. Interesting.
I love your blog header shot, the crashing waves.

nonizamboni said...

Great post on the unusual. It piqued my interest in the DeYoung so I did a little searching...looks like a great, eclectic place to visit.
p.s. love the kitty blog!

Bear Naked said...

Yes that is an unusual building.
Great photo.
Thanks for visting my blog.

Kelly said...

I might add unique! Very interesting exterior!

photowannabe said...

UnUsUal is the perfect word for this Don. I have yet to make it inside. I do think the design takes some getting used to. Nice textures and angles.

Miss_Yves said...

Creative post , artistic pictures !
Miss Yves

John said...

That is really an unusual building.
Great shots and coice for U!

We use this instrument to calibrate the receiver and transmitter on cellular phones.

Deslilas said...

Smart post about this letter !
Thanks for your visit.
I've just flight over my lakes it was wonderful and less frightening than I had thought.
I'll fly again over thr third lake and Troyes as soon as I can.

Dragonstar said...

Whatever your feelings about the design of the building, it's absolutely made for photographs of angles and patterns. I really like both of these, but I think the first has my vote - more variety of shape.

Thanks for visiting mine - I'm really glad to have "met" you.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Wonderful shots and a very nice U-post!

As for our age: 50 or 61, it's just nr's on a pice of paper;)

leslie said...

Art comes in all forms, inside and out. Great post!

Louis la Vache said...

"LoUis la Vache" checking in here from across the Bay where he does San Francisco Bay Daily Photo, UsUally from his balcony. For "U"-Wednesday, "LoUis" did Urban Art.

CaBaCuRl said...

Great idea for 'U', and that sounds like a fantastic museum to visit.
I am really struggling to come up with something for 'V'...it'll happen. Thanks for visiting.

Alan said...

A bit unusual, indeed. But as the saying goes, beauty is only skin deep - it is what's on the inside that counts. :)

Louis la Vache said...

"LoUis" added a link to yo Ur blog at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo in the San Francisco blogs section.

kRiZ cPEc said...

unusual indeed, thanks for your comment at my blog. :)

mrsnesbitt said...

This is now getting to the interesting part of the alphabet!
BRING IT ON!

 
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