Monday, December 04, 2006

a view from the art institute

chicago skyline
Originally uploaded by ravaj.
it's funny how physical reality fades in memory even if your mind knows what it should be like. what am i going on about? i know quite a bit about the architecture of chicago, at least i'm supposed to since i studied it at university and also have a book about it from paula dietz. i have been to chicago quite a few times, and looked at lots of buildings. nevertheless, the other day, standing in the first nipple-crumbling cold of winter, i saw this view. the intensity of seeing it in person was quite surprising. it's not that it is so particularly amazing ... i was just struck by the variety of styles in such proximity. my kind of town :-)

No comments:

Post a Comment