Skyscraper Windows, Fun House Mirrors

October 24, 2013

“The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it.”
— Augustus Hare

Skyscraper reflections, Seattle

Seattle skyscraper reflecting the tile roof of an old church

Seattle skyscraper reflecting the tile roof of an old church

Skyscraper refelctions, Seattle


What lovely abstractions one sees reflected in the windows of the skyscrapers of Seattle.  It’s like looking into those fun house mirrors at the circus.  The singular images in each of the rectangular windows above remind me of the individual frames of a film.  What is the story they tell?

“Architecture is the alphabet of giants; it is the largest set of symbols ever made to meet the eyes of men.  A tower stands up like a sort of simplified statue, of much more than heroic size.”
— G. K. Chesterton


2 Responses to “Skyscraper Windows, Fun House Mirrors”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    Wow! This is really an interesting set of photos – they do look like funhouse mirrors. I wonder how they managed that? I mean – we have glass skyscrapers in Houston, but nothing like that!

  2. Elisa Says:

    I LOVE when I capture images like the last two!! I DO fret a bit that I can’t get the building part to exhibit the lines that I was thinking of when I took it, to frame the windows the way I want them.

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