Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Photography, travel & say - one woman's search for all thing architecture across Toronto

At risk of sounding like a Hollywood nirvana, here I am posting about my travel to Toronto.
Toronto a city with vibrant architecture & milieu of cultural diversity brought  me amazement  each day as I explored it.
ROM, Designed by Daniel Libeskind 
AGO, designed by Frank Gehry
Visiting ROM & AGO were the highlights of this travel, but what really stole the show were the breathtaking 360° views of the City from CN Tower. Simply ecstatic.
City view from CN Tower
I found myself gazing, absorbed and lost in it. Each line of vista & the rail network; the different datums that building sits on & waterfronts that makes beautiful public spaces.

And I thought to myself, its as simple and as complex as : putting people, places & things together that... really makes Toronto - "Toronto."
Toronto skyline

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Upon traveling to Texas

This month I travelled to Texas.  Though heat index was a rising terror here, driving on the highways  was "one cool ride"- kind of an experience. Transportation infrastructure of much of the Texan cities is impressive & explicitly well connected.

I was in Dallas & Fort Worth where I visited works of Kahn, Koolhaas, Ando, Foster, Renzo Piano & Philip Johnson.

And sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. So here I am sharing my personal favourite.
Kimbell Art Museum, Louis Kahn, Fort Worth TX
“All material in nature, 
the mountains and the streams and the air and we, 
are made of Light which has been spent, 
and this crumpled mass called material casts a shadow, 
and the shadow belongs to Light." - Louis Kahn