Saturday, July 9, 2011
Shadow Shot Sunday - Stately State Street
Shadow Shot Sunday arrives, and as always hosted by Tracy in Brisbane.
When using the family point-and-shoot camera, many a meme comes to mind, whether we are in a familiar or unfamiliar place. The fast thinking mind sees a number of meme possibilities in any edit.
Or even an unedited photo.
Patti and I took a trip to Boston last year. The desire for breakfast brought us out of our hotel on State Street on a warm and humid yet brilliant Sunday Morning. We decided that breakfast was in order and we began a trek down the avenue.
State Street is the financial district in this city on the Bay. The banks and such are joined by many a pub with an Irish name. No doubt, after a long day of number crunching, a pub for maybe boisterous relaxation, food and drink.
That must be Monday-Friday, because nothing, including food, was open. Breakfast was why we were on State this morning - yet, shadowy architecture beckoned...
There seems to be buildings from many different eras, all unique in style. Roof overhangs, ledges and columns, among other details, allow for shadows of subtlety.
I have nothing against modern structures, as they are probably stronger and more efficient to build. And allow for shadows as well. The older buildings though offer a charm that is lacking today.
The traffic on the roads is light on this Sunday. So while hunting for brunch, we can safely cross the street and have shadows jump at us...
See the world of shadows at the fun Hey Harriet!