January 7, 2012

Cityscapes.

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20 comments:

jacksonjay said...

Convention Center and DAM (Denver Art Museum)

Civil Sense said...

Are you in Denver now? Welcome!

Dante said...

One of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn't belong. Can you tell which one of these is not like the other, before our song is done?

Lem said...

Why did the chicken cross the road?

To put some distance between himself and blue bear..

EDH said...

"Cityscapes."

I already had my doubts that a giant blue bear mounting a steel and glass tower shits in the woods, if that's what you mean.

Almost Ali said...

Instant monotony.

edutcher said...

We went through Cheyenne, not Denver. The altitude gives The Blonde headaches.

PS That bear is even worse than the stupid clothespin they have in Center City Philadelphia.

Bob_R said...

So Denver has one of those municipal "Kick Me" art museums too?

How long before an architect designs one that looks like Minnie Pearl's hat and dangles the actual multimillion dollar price tag from it.

Lem said...

I've been trying to email txt to an Iphone and my google attempts have failed.. if anybody knows a way i would really appreciate letting me in on this big secret.

Lem said...

I can txt from my fhone.. but why swim when you can sail?

Jess said...

Photo #1: OMG, something or somebody pushed over a building!

Photo #2: Now I understand, the city is being attacked by giant blue bears.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

I can't bear to look at modern architecture.

Lem said...

I know what you mean.. specially when cities (like this one) allow load bearing walls.. for homeless blue bears.

That glass gives way.. it could hurt blue bear.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

"That glass gives way.. it could hurt blue bear."

Yes I doubt blue bear could bear the brunt.

Lem said...

Why cant blue bear just sleep it off at a b&b.. but no he has to go on a brawling binge.

chickenlittle said...

@Chip Ahoy: (if he's still around):
I wondered if Charlie Brown's Bar & Grill is still in business there in Denver.
Fond memories--and non memories.

Phil 3:14 said...

Why cant blue bear just sleep it off at a b&b.. but no he has to go on a brawling binge.

A great question during the Beer festival.

rhhardin said...

Dobernan Breakfast in Bed

Joe Schmoe said...

Museum commissions are architects' wet dreams. As museum jobs are usually private ventures funded by one-tenth percenters, or the widows of one-tenth percenters, the architect can ply their creative vision without the pushback they get on other jobs. For instance, on public buildings, they have to take input from politicians and the public. On private buildings funded by businessmen, they are forced to do conventional designs as the businessmen want square footage that can be leased out. Museum job budgets are usually a little more open-ended, too. That's why you wind up with a lot of unconventional buildings (Denver art museum, Walker art center in MN, Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain, and if you want to see something really out there, see the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia Spain).

Craig Howard said...

I much prefer the blue bear to the mothership-landing-art-gallery. There's humor in the bear. The gallery's just ugly.

And don't lecture me that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It's ugly and we all recognize that. Some will approve of it (heartily, in many cases) because, for some reason, they like to poke sticks in our eyes.

Art galleries and college campi are the repositories of the ugliest architecture man has created. What's the common denominator?