Our favorite state is Minnesota. We visit as often as possible and the last time we were there we took in a walk along the Mississippi river in Minneapolis. Ending our walk at the new Guthrie Theater. Even though it was a Sunday all visitors were welcome to go up to the observation deck on the third floor. That’s the famous cantilevered bridge.
The photo below is from the deck looking through one of it’s view ports. A few facts about the photo. It’s not digital but Fujichrome 200. The camera was a Contax G1 with the standard 45mm lens. No tricks were performed with Photoshop or any other graphics program.
If you’re ever in Minnesota visit the Guthrie. It’s a fun building.
After I posted yesterday’s picture I looked at the rest of the photos I took that day. Looking at the first photo I realized the obivious – that there were several styles of archecture at LACMA. Even the railings in the first photo are of three styles. First is the concrete railing of the orginial Ahmanson building. Then there is the short section of concrete block(?) followed by a moden steel railing. Additionally there is four different outer skins of the two buildings. How L.A. is that?
The Pavilion for Japanese Art is classic L.A. archecture. It refuses to blend with the rest of the family but stands alone and proud. How L.A. is that?
Finally the pavilion that’s suppose to unite the various pieces of LACMA. Now with the addition of the Broad Comtemperary Art Museum this pavilion will be regulated to has been. Uniting the orginial museum campus with the new buildings will be the BP Grand Entrance (Not shown.) Does this mean there will be two competing entrances? I think like most grand ideas from large egos the public will decide in the end. Now how L.A. is that?
In short LACMA is L.A. – constantly evolving, changing, and adapting to new needs and ideas. So L.A.
Note: I plan to get up to LACMA sometime this month and will post photos of the new entrance.