7.28.2011

the visual art of architecture

Today I thought I would do something different and share my own personal photography that shows my love of architecture. I hope you enjoy!

"Architecture in general is frozen music."







"Architecture aims at Eternity."
-Christopher Wren












"Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves."
-Julia Morgan 

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38 comments:

L said...

Great photos. I enjoy architecture, too, it is a great visual art.

cb said...

wow these are great!! i love them all so much! i spy sf <3 hehe you should show more of your photo's you have a great eye!

xo,
cb

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest,

YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY IS STUNNING!!! Not only is each subject beautifully captured and in itself a monumental achievement and contribution to our culture, but YOUR color choices, your touch has lit up each photo so beautifully. I had wanted to study architecture YEARS AGO....I LOVE BUILDINGS and homes.

THANK YOU MY FRIEND for asking about my back! 100% BETTER after exercises, massage treatment and 2 back cracks from the chiropractor!!! I FEEL GREAT! And I have spent some needed resting time with reading. A MUST FOR A WRITER. For an artist....dearest....go out and observe. We all need to FEED OURSELVES then produce. BUT FEED YOURSELF FIRST.

Let me know how you come along...always wanting to listen and offer my support! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

THANK YOU my dear for always letting me know that you are on the same path of artistic expression as I am...you a painter, me a writer, but we are on the same road towards creating and it is not always easy. But to not go down the path would be out of the question for both of us, wouldn't it?

THANK YOU DEAR FRIEND!!! Anita

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

These are just beautiful!!!! I can't believe that you took these photos, how wonderful :) I love how you have captured such perfect architecture.

paisleysandsugar said...

♥ makes me wanna get lost in a new city!

xoxo,

paisley

Punctuation Mark said...

beautiful images... love the coloring in them!

Mrs. C said...

These photos are stunning! I love it!!! The home with all the different colors is so much fun :) A recent follower of your site and I'm loving!


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ellie's desk said...

Love the colors and shapes in these. Cool.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I so agree! I always walk around and look up at building. Architecture just fascinates me :)

Melis said...

oh i love architecture. and that quote at the top is great! :)

Miles Of Style said...

beautiful beautiful buildings so amazingly captured in your lens!! i loved seeing your photography...and would love to see more too!!

classiq said...

I loved seeing your own photos! They're beautiful. I also love photographing buildings, streets, architecture. Have a great weekend! :)
Ada

flowersandhome said...

Beautiful pictures!
Bye,
Marian

Annie said...

awww I love the quotes and I love your pictures even more!! I can't believe their yours. I see lots of San Fran :) Have a great weekend! xo

thingsIlove said...

Your photos are amazing! Can't wait to see more post like these.

Karena said...

I love the artful images! They are so striking! You have a great idea.

xoxo
Karena

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Amanda said...

wow you have taken some amazing photos!!!! all of them would look beautiful in your home. i hope you have a lovely weekend! xo

Martina said...

Wow, thanks for showing this! Your photos are stunning - they capture these buildings so well. You should show more of these here! Cheers to a lovely weekend!

Bad Joan said...

These images are fantastic! Great post!

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About Last Weekend said...

Love your photos - you are incredibly good! would love to see your photos more! Love that quote about frozen art

Diana said...

These are gorgeous shots Shawna!! I love, love the houses and the golden gate bridge in San Fran! Glad you had a nice vacation there. That bride shot is stunning. Love the church too. Beautiful buildings, just so amazing.

Enjoy your weekend love! <3

Deidre said...

Your photographs are fantastic! I love the colours.

Architecture is pretty awesome isn't it?

StephieB said...

Such fantastic images - thanks for sharing! I love the quotes too. I have not travelled much but I have been to San Francisco and I loved it! Your images have made me smile and think back on my time there.

A great post, Stephie x

georgia~gigi said...

Happy Weekend my Poppie Girl :)
Oh my.... these are fantastic! You are great behind a camera! You know now we will expect more photos ;) Keep em coming!
I love to snap buildings.... they do... do a lot of talking!
Oh, how I would love to go to SF. It looks amazing! Ugh, hopefully one day!
Lots of Love and a big hug!
gi gi

Bela said...

Wonderful!!! Your images make me fly up to your beautiful world, dear Shawna!
Much, much love to you all!!
We have just arrived from a short trip. Lots of stuff to set in order...see you soon!
Love, Bela

bron @ baby space said...

Really appreciating your photos. Are those San Francisco apartments? Love.

!♥ m i m i said...

Oh wow.. the windows, the lines, the colours, curves...

My favourite is the parallel lines of 6 buildings side by side. Very Sci-Fi yet so real and modern.

You take wonderful photos (:

Love,
mimi

Cornflakes and Honey said...

Fascinating. I love the colourful one of Chinatown! x

Marie said...

These are great shots! Thanks for sharing.:D

Happy August!:D

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Josie said...

Your pics are rather awesome! The older I've got the more I've started to appreciate architecture. My dad always tried to get me into it and I just wanted interested when I was seven ;)

amy b.s. said...

sometimes, it's so easy to get lost in the beauty of the architecture.

Gloria said...

Your images are Gorgeous!!!! You have a great eye! Thanks for sharing these lovely photos with us...:)

I miss reading my favorite blogs, hope to catch up on all of them soon. After our trips, hopefully!

I hope your summer has been wonderful, dear friend!

xoxo...Gloria

shopgirl said...

Hey Shawna! This is awesome! I'm so glad you started posting your own photos! I love the skyscraper photos at the top. Good for you! I can't wait to see more.

xoxo

melifaif said...

Oh these all are so fabulous. Favorites, you ask? Oh, the trolley car with the homes. The laundry drying. Chinatown...hello!!! So fab. And the last one too. Your eye is superb!

fashionhogger said...

Gosh Shawna, your photography is stunning - why don't you do more posts like these? would love to see more! These are lovely. Sorry I have been MIA on your blog - I need to catch up! We just moved from Toronto to Boston, so things were really busy the last month. Will be back more regularly soon!

tywo said...

Your photos are beautiful!!!


LOVE!

heather said...

frozen music! yes! i just love it! sf is lovely in your eyes!!