Object, Space, Building, Place: 4 things that I love!
Object: My snowboard
My snowboard is one of my favorite objects because it gives me the oppertunity to see parts of the world that I'd never get a chance to see if I didn't ride. The view from the top of the mountain on a crisp, clear morning after a night of heavy snow is one of the most beautiful sights in the world. Any noise is muffled by the snow and whether I'm sailing through fresh powder or riding the lift to the top, I'm filled with a sense of serenity that clears my mind and allows me to appriciate nature at it's fullest.
Space: Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy
Building: Frank Gehry
When I was reflecting on really cool buildings I'd seen, two came into mind. One was in Cleveland, Ohio, and the other was the building fronted by a giant pair of binoculars in Venice, California. I had a feeling that the binocular building was by Frank Gehry, but I had no idea that the building I was thinking about in Cleveland, the Peter B Lewis building, was also by Gehry.
|Peter B Lewis building in Cleveland, Ohio|
|Chiat-Day building in Venice, California|
|Claes Oldenburg's "Free Stamp" in Cleveland, Ohio|
Place: Savannah, Georgia
I love visiting Savannah because of the tremendous amount of history and architecture. The downtown city blocks are arranged beautifully, and the spanish moss dripping from the trees makes it seem like you are walking into another place and time. The georgian and Victorian homes are breathtaking. I also appriciate that SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design, has taken it upon themselves to purchase and renovate old and decrepide historic buildings. In this way, Savannah is truely an architectural link between past and present.
|Downtown Savannah, Georgia|
|One of the beautiful historic homes in Savannah|
|Yogi especially liked Savannah because the historic bus tour doesn't discriminate against Pitt Bulls!|
|SCAD building in Savannah, Georgia|