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photoblog image My Peachtree Street: Of Double Lives of Things

My Peachtree Street: Of Double Lives of Things

At a certain time of year, at a certain time of day, if the weather is right, this white building on Peachtree Street for a whole hour looks completely different than usual. It serves as a projector screen for the reflection of the glass high-rise across the street. I'm sure this wasn't in the mind of the architect, but, as it happens with many things in our life, at one point the spirits take over, and then...Voilà! 

...and you thought that only people can live a double life...

 

 

 

My Peachtree Street: Of Double Lives of Things

At a certain time of year, at a certain time of day, if the weather is right, this white building on Peachtree Street for a whole hour looks completely different than usual. It serves as a projector screen for the reflection of the glass high-rise across the street. I'm sure this wasn't in the mind of the architect, but, as it happens with many things in our life, at one point the spirits take over, and then...Voilà! 

...and you thought that only people can live a double life...

 

 

 

comments (24)

  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 21 Dec 2007, 02:26
Brilliant, Viktor. Just brilliant!
vz-nostalgia: Easy on superlatives, Ms. Ginnie. What if I really post a brilliant shot tomorrow? The word of "genious" will be your only choice that's left, and we don't want to go there, don't we? smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 21 Dec 2007, 06:21
I think, Viktor, that this building is not so different from us, We, that is to say our actions, thoughts, words, etc., are reflected on those around us, And vice-versa. Sometimes the results are beautiful, such as with this building. In "merging" with the other building, both have become more. But that is not always the case with phenomena such as this. Sadly, there are times when the reflection becomes so warped and misshaped that both become less. There is a lesson in all of this and maybe if I reflect on it enough, I'll figure it out smile
vz-nostalgia: I'm grateful you looked beyond and picked up one of the layers of my thoughts, Ms. Kathryn. There is more to dig, though. Let me know, when you figure it all out. smile
  • urban8
  • Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK, The World
  • 21 Dec 2007, 06:29
Quality image, really like this one!
And the angle of the image is excellent - try scrolling the image up & down and it has a wierd 3D-ish effect. Well, I think it does.....
vz-nostalgia: 3D effect? I gave a hint on many things here, but it's never occured to me to scroll up and down in search for visual effects! Thanks for the suggestion. smile
What an amazing photograph! (:o)
vz-nostalgia: Ms. Roz, it's a picture of a building. smile What do you find so amazing about it?
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Dec 2007, 09:36
A voyeur's selection of visual limericks, VZ...tilted dramatically.
vz-nostalgia: One can't help it to become a voyeur the minute one takes a camera in one's hands, Ray. smile We all are voyeurs one way or the other. The title...just to give you a hint, a sense of a direction. some will get it, some will not. And
"so it goes... " (immortal K. Vonnegut)
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 21 Dec 2007, 09:54
Fantastic capture VZ
vz-nostalgia: My pleasure, Ms. Aussie.
What an amazing capture. Brilliant shot
vz-nostalgia: You're welcome, Richard.
  • larry
  • United States
  • 21 Dec 2007, 14:51
Ah, brings back the molten lava days of the '60's. Right on, dude.
vz-nostalgia: I'm glad it doesn't bring the other things into your head that often go with the molten lava, Larry. The 60s were the days, indeed... smile
  • M Guirguis
  • United States
  • 21 Dec 2007, 15:08
This is a one architecturally sound shot...and An architecurally sound comment! double wammy. Yes, i agree...building, after the architect drops their pencils/mouse..etc...take on lives of their own. Sometimes architects, good architects could predict these lives and prepare the gorund for and sometimes it is a total surprise. I like the picture and the comment even more.
vz-nostalgia: Well, good to hear a professional opinion on the lives of the buildings, Mina. The architects lose control over the buildings they built, because they don't owe them. smile
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 21 Dec 2007, 15:34
This works very well! The contrast between the orderly geometry and the organic reflections is quite dizzying.
vz-nostalgia: Yep. You don't have to smoke anything or brew the mushrooms. Photography as a clean method to hallucinate. Though, I wouldn't say it's not addictive. smile
  • patrick
  • United States
  • 21 Dec 2007, 15:50
morphing about
peachtree street
tis
vz-nostalgia: I had many thoughts, Pat, working on this photograph, but the sexiness of the building (the streettis) has never crossed my mind. smile You're shooting way above my head.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Dec 2007, 16:46
It is like our thoughts are mirrored, the outer layer sais we go directly to our aim, but on the inside we are not so sure anymore ( that is the reflection part)
vz-nostalgia: A personality disorder (a mental shift in the perception of the building, as I would call it). How clever of you, Ms. Astrid! smile
  • Kelly Henry
  • United States
  • 21 Dec 2007, 17:21
Such an interesting composition. The windows make me almost dizzy. this reminds me of a similar picture you shot of another midtown building (the one tvs is in) I enjoy this one more though because of the break the stone inbetween the windows gives to the eyes.
vz-nostalgia: Looks like "dizzy" is the word of the day, Ms. Kelly. smile
HUMONGOUS, superb, what an eye, and what beautiful detail have you composed here, definitely a LIKEY
vz-nostalgia: woah woah woah, Patrick. Hit the breaks, man. smile You either got carried away by the spirits of the building or the island smile
Have a great Chrismas week!
Fantastic shot - I really like it.
vz-nostalgia: With all my pleasure, Ms. Bernie.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 22 Dec 2007, 14:52
Sorry...I have no time to write all the adjectives and superlatives that this one deserves...I'm very busy, because the cute fat guy is coming to town gringrin
Have for Christmas whatever you most want!!! and find in your pocket some of that amazing childwood enchantment smile))
vz-nostalgia: I'm glad you don't have time for the superlatives, Ms. Lina, as it's not what I'm interested to hear at all. smile
Have yourself a good week of fun and rest, as you have worked hard all year long (I assume smile).
  • Ellie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Dec 2007, 22:12
My goodness, what a weird effect this is - straight lines and wiggly reflections in the windows. Superb!
vz-nostalgia: There's more to it then the lines and the wigglies, Ms. Ellie, but let's leave it as it is for now. smile Wish you a peaceful holiday week.
  • Richa
  • United States
  • 23 Dec 2007, 08:25
Great abstract. Love the way everything is exactly 45degree..
vz-nostalgia: Exactly 45 degrees... smile Ms. Richa, you got to pay a visit to the ophtalmologist ASAP. smile This is pure 6o degrees, trust the professional eye of an architect. smile
Very nice angle of view ! I Wish you a merry Xmas and happy new year - As I'm in vacation, I'll see you back in january !!
vz-nostalgia: Sure, Zeb.
  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • 23 Dec 2007, 22:37
Architects are really stranges people and the one who design that building was certainly the most stranger of them all smile ... and if I stay longer looking at it, I'm gone be seasicked smilesmilesmilesmile
vz-nostalgia: ha-ha-ha-ha. "Architects are really strange people..." You said so without realizing you're talking to one. You're right in a way that architects have a different vision of the world then most folks, and that's because they have to fuse two worlds in their minds: the emotional world of art and the logical world of science & technology (and finances, and management...) in one. This might drive any person crazy. smile That's a long conversation, Ms. France. Maybe one day we'll discuss this over a bottle of Eyquem 88 smile
Merry Christmas!
  • ChaCha
  • New York
  • 24 Dec 2007, 18:59
I like the framing of this shot....Good Job!
Happy holidays....(Long Comment this time...lol)
vz-nostalgia: What a Christmas gift from chacha! More then two words in her comment! smile You have a safe and peaceful holiday week yourself, Ms. ChaCha.
  • DrAW!
  • Nigeria
  • 24 Dec 2007, 23:40
good use of lines and repetition
love the lighting
good choice for monochrome
and oh...
merry christmas grin
vz-nostalgia: Doc, what the hell are you doing, browsing the shutter at this time of year? I'm sure you're the only one out there.
Thanks, bro. You keep yourself safe during the holidays, deal?
  • mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Dec 2007, 00:47
i've been back to look at this 4 maybe 5 times. Your statement makes me think about transitions and junction points in my life, some of which I feel uncomfortable with especially when considering double lives. This image can mean many things to many men! What I can say is that this is a great building abstract. mal
vz-nostalgia: I'm not a priest, Mal. I can't forgive your old sins (though, a good friend of mine is a priest, he might help smile ). But I'm awfully glad you shared you thoughts. One of the main ideas behind most of my photographs is for people to stop and think. Screw the "nice colors, great DOF, good crop..." thing. If my photograph wakes up an emotion in people, I'm a happy man.
I'd argue about the abstract here. That's not a Frank Gehry building per se. Far from it. smile
I don't know, if all this makes sense to you, as I'm sipping my second glass of a damn good Classic Z cocktail, as I write this. Ha-ha-ha.
so the "smart way" would be to keep your own structure and just let others light shine on you?
vz-nostalgia: You are one of the smartest ladies I know, Ms. Dori. smile
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