Monday, August 11, 2008

Windows on San Francisco


3 generations
San Francisco, CA, July 2008 [Click to enlarge]

When you look up from any downtown street in any city of a certain size, you're bound to see a riot of intersecting shapes, colors, themes and stories. The pattern of this particular slice of San Francisco's urban landscape struck me as a neat illustration of how old and new always seem to end up as neighbors - whether they want to or not.

So, in honor of this week's Thematic Photographic theme - patterns - I'm pleased to share this multigenerational pattern of facades. Enjoy.

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6 comments:

Bernie said...

Certainly, there is old and new... I love the 'carving' of the stone in the old... We here, at work, have an 'Art Installation' of old stone pieces from old buildings in and around Sydney that have since been pulled down. I will grab a pic of it, and maybe, post it for tomorrows WW!

We have also awaded you the Brilliant Weblog Award, so please accept it with pictorial happiness...

kenju said...

I greatly prefer the oldest of the three!!

Bob-kat said...

Great juxtoposition between old and new. We see it in every town these days and sometimes it works and sometimes the new or old building seems incongruous in relation to it's neighbours.

Holly Schwendiman said...

I took pictures just like this in Philadelphia - they do always end up neighbors and it ads a great deal of diversity in it's own beautiful way.

Hugs,
Holly

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Very true statement about citys. I guess that's what makes them cool. Modern buildings are always nice, but those old buildings always have character.

Moi said...

i'm all for it, if it blends with harmony...........and i think here it does.