Monday, May 19, 2008


Philippe: They've got a new addition at the WestEd Mall fish tanks; this guy was thoroughly enjoying himself in the water movement :).

Philippe: The neat part of this one is the model fire escape bolted to the outside. According to the plaque, the model was created in 1930 ish (I think) as a marketing tool for the shop that created the actual fire escape for the building.

Philippe: I just can't resist a good starburst.. :P

Philippe: Old fashioned construction is such a marked difference from today's standards.. There's a real sense of solidity and stability from this brick building that just isn't there for me in the modern glass and plastic constructions.

Anna: I just couldn't do it.

Normally, I will at least resize my photos so they are smaller file sizes, faster loading, etc. They loose detail, though, and for these, I just couldn't bring myself to resize them.

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smilnsigh said...

Beautiful first photo. Love the look of motion, almost. :-)

Ahhhhh yes, what a difference between old fashioned construction and lots of today's. -sigh- And that's why I love to showcase old buildings, in my city.

Lovely blossoms. And wonderful close up of the bee too!


Gawdess said...

wonderful shots!
love those extra close details of the insect and flowers and the architectural bits too.

imac said...

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Anonymous said...

All of the photographs are nice. I liked the last two of the insects having their dinner.

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