Angles and Lines

A funny thing happened on the way to the optometrist’s office today.  Actually, a funny thing happened after we got to the optometrist’s office.  We found out that my busy life lately is obviously getting to me because my son’s appointment was booked for tomorrow, not today.  Well, that was a wasted trip LOL!  Of course, with Christmas quickly creeping up on us, life is only going to get busier isn’t it?  That’s ok, I think I’ve got a pretty good handle on things (well, except for the optometrist’s appointment that is :)).  My Christmas cards are done and in the mail, I have stocked up on wrapping paper, and I got a good chunk of my shopping done this past weekend.  Now, if only I could get my hubby to come up with some ideas for him for Christmas, I could really breathe a sigh of relief.

Anyway, now that I have a moment to breathe it’s about time that I get back to blogging. Whenever I visit a big city, even though I have no knowledge of architecture, I am always fascinated by modern high rise buildings.  My camera is continuously pointed upwards to capture the majesty of these architectural feats.  When we visited Ottawa, our country’s capital, at the beginning of the month, I was entranced by the mixture of old and new in the downtown core, from the stone Parliament Buildings built in the 19th century to the top to bottom glass buildings just down the road.  This shot in particular draws me in and entertains my eyes and my mind with all of its angles and lines.  Honestly, I prefer the old style architecture for so many reasons, but when it comes to photography I love capturing both the old and the new.

Ottawa high rise

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19 Responses to Angles and Lines

  1. TBM says:

    That’s a nice shot. I’m with you, I love the old. But have to admit some of the newer ones add something to the London skyline. The Shard is a conversation piece.

    I recently showed up an hour early for a haircut, but haven’t been 24 hours early. Did you turn red? I would have.

    • I don’t remember seeing the Shard, but it was probably still under construction when I was there. I loved the Gherkin though!!

      Yes, I’m sure I turned red, especially when my phone beeped while we were talking to the receptionist to remind me about the appointment the next day. LOL!!!!

      • TBM says:

        You pretty much ruined my image of you: completely organized. Did the phone really beep?

      • Yes, the phone really beeped, and a message popped up on the screen telling me not to forget Dan’s appointment the next day LOL!! As if I wasn’t embarrassed enough – that was just the icing on the cake :).

  2. bulldog says:

    Brilliant capture… red face moment the appointment?… or is it an old age creeping up thing?? Then again I suffer from “Sometimes” sometimes I remember and sometimes I don’t…

  3. so I can expect my card sometime next week?

  4. Sayvan says:

    I have to agree..old definitely beats new both structurally and visually. This however is a great capture. Could mesmorize if one has too too much Christmas cheer in their system.

  5. beckyday6 says:

    Ohhhhhh! Wasn’t this one of the buildings you used for the mystery photo? This photo makes it look such an intriguing texture, and I never thought that would happen with glass. 🙂 I did a whole topic on architecture for my ALevel art project once because I was so fascinated by it and loved drawing it. Similarly to you, I prefer the old buildings but I like some of the lines and sleekness you can get off the new ones. I had to take a load of photo’s for my art project so I went up to London, I got a few shots that had both really old and new building in, some of them were a pretty cool contrast!

    • Yes, this was the one I used for the mystery photo. You are very observant :). And I have done the say thing you did – I was in downtown Toronto and got some really cool shots of old buildings with the new skyscrapers in the background.

  6. krikitarts says:

    I hope that your visit to the optometrist–when it finally came to pass–was less dramatic than my last one–I’ll be getting new lenses (in my eyes, not my glasses) in October. Ah, entropy…

    • Actually, I was a little nervous because Daniel thought his eyes were getting worse, and with Christmas quickly approaching I really didn’t need the extra expense. However, the optometrist said his eyes are still ok with his current prescription, so I dodged a bullet this year :). Sorry your visit wasn’t as positive :(.

  7. Jeff Sinon says:

    I have been meaning to comment on this photo for ages! this is wonderful, Cindy. Love the POV, and the composition is excellent!

    • Thanks Jeff :). I went absolutely crazy that day taking pictures of buildings, old and new. Everywhere I turned there was something that just had to be captured. Wait until I start posting pictures of the architecture of the Parliament Buildings. They are absolutely beautiful! I just haven’t had any time for blogging lately, but stay tuned because I will get to them eventually.

  8. benzeknees says:

    When I saw this photo I thought I had already read it because I remembered it from Mystery Photo, sorry to pass it by. Glad you are so ready for Christmas – I haven’t even got my tree up yet – with my breathing problems this year I have to rely so heavily on Kelvin & he’s a bit of a scrooge. Today, rather than put up the tree (which he promised me would be done on Saturday) he cleaned our hardwood floors because he got it stuck in his head they needed doing.

    • Silly Kelvin, but it could be worse – he could be sitting on his butt doing nothing :). We haven’t got our tree yet either. We plan to do it this weekend, but now there is a bunch of snow coming, so that could cause problems :(.

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