July 08, 2009

monochrome, more or less


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photo by Donald Kinney

The four towers of Embarcadero Center remind me of four United Nation buildings set side-to-side over a span of four blocks.   For some reason it isn't regarded as a tourist destination, but if you've never walked along their bases, you've been missing a treat.

You can walk from elevated courtyard to courtyard without ever having to come down to street level.   All walkways, patios, and verandas in the area are paved with this interesting brickwork pattern.

Each one has a fabulous and different art-feature in it's courtyard:



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photo by Donald Kinney

Now, the photo above is several months old and it's a color shot, but shows one of the courtyard art features:



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And this shot contains a bit of color also.   It was taken inside the shrimp processing area at China Camp.



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photo by Donald Kinney

Black and white seems fitting for the sobering Holocaust Memorial near San Francisco's Legion of Honor.


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4 comments:

Louise said...

The walkway is so interesting.

The Holocaust Memorial looks as if it might be as sobering (or almost) as going to Dachau or a similar camp.

Faye Pekas said...

Some great patterns here. I like the one from the shrimp factory best.

Mari said...

The first one makes "world go around".

Tomate Farcie said...

I like that you zoomed and cropped the Holocaust memorial.

 
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