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photoblog image My Peachtree Street: Playing with Piano

My Peachtree Street: Playing with Piano

Renzo Piano, that is. :-)

My Peachtree Street: Playing with Piano

Renzo Piano, that is. :-)

comments (23)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Jun 2010, 03:27
Perhaps a duet with Delia today, VZ?
vz-nostalgia: That would be my pleasure, Ray. Any day. smile
  • Richa
  • United States
  • 4 Jun 2010, 04:29
Cool shot. Love the lines in this one. Nice symmetry too.
vz-nostalgia: Geez, Ms. Richa, what took you so long to come back to Nostalgia? smile Good to see you here once again.
  • iris
  • Germany
  • 4 Jun 2010, 05:53
and Piano playing with lines smile
vz-nostalgia: ...and the lines play tricks with us. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Jun 2010, 06:26
Playing the two-step will get you up the staircase.

PS. is this one of Renzo's buildings?
vz-nostalgia: :
Louis: is this one of Renzo's buildings?
VZ: Sure is. One of his few in America.
http://www.architectureweek.com/2005/1130/design_1-1.html
Renzo Piano..architect. Just had a look at his buildings all over the world. His Tjibaou Cultural Centre in New Caledonia reminded me of your Sketches from the Forgotten Coast: Dead Lakes II. Fascinating. smile
vz-nostalgia: One of teh first exhibitions of teh new addition to the High Museum of Art was an exhibition of Piano's works (drawings, sketches, models... even a video about his studio, located on a hill in Genoa with a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea). It was one of the best architectural exhibitions I've ever seen. One of the highlights of which was an enormous model of the Tijaou Cultural Center.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Jun 2010, 06:42
Are those lights up there Vik?
vz-nostalgia: Not really, Chris. Those are love emitters. They emit invisible rays of love on passers-by, so everyone who heads to see the art becomes a little kinder. smile I wish more people would go through this narrow passage of the love shower. smile
I like the high contrast and geometry.
vz-nostalgia: well, there is nothing I can do about it, Nig. smile
  • Tony
  • US
  • 4 Jun 2010, 12:43
Makes me wonder where the stair leads to...
vz-nostalgia: ...all depends on the depth of your imagination, Tony. smile

Apparently, you see the image on a well calibrated monitor, Tony. On my office computer I see no stairs, it's a black hole instead. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Jun 2010, 13:37
A fine geometrical study- impressive architecture for sure- but there is also a feel of narrowness and distress -if the people get some sun?
vz-nostalgia: smile
Philine: ...if the people get some sun?
VZ: That's the wrong question to ask those who live in Atlanta, Philine. smile Sun doesn't come in teh doses of "some" here. smile It's not north of Germany. smile
I have googled Renzo Piano as I did not know who he is and I find he is an architect!. The building sort of resembles piano keys! Lovely light in this, just highlighting the stairs. smile
vz-nostalgia: To say he's an architect would be an understatement, Ms. Linda. There are many architects in this world. He's an architects' architect. A living legend. A giant. smile Unfortunately, it's a fate of all architects, even of such a genius as Renzo Piano, that wider public doesn't know their names, but if you ask folks who David Beckham is, they'd surely tell you, even though his input into this world is miniscule compared to the one of Renzo Piano. smile
  • Erika Morgan
  • United States
  • 4 Jun 2010, 14:07
the beginning of a long journey....
vz-nostalgia: ...want to come along, Ms. Erika? smile
  • Chris
  • United States
  • 4 Jun 2010, 14:13
V,

I'm not being a smartass when I say that it takes both technical skill and an imaginative eye to make what is perhaps the finest work of architecture in the city of Atlanta feel extremely ominous and unpleasant.
vz-nostalgia: smile
Chris: I'm not being a smartass...
VZ: What made you to think so, Chris? smile Just read again what you just wrote. smile
  • Tony
  • US
  • 4 Jun 2010, 16:06
On second look, I do not see any stairs in the picture. I suppose the depth of my imagination put them there when I first looked at the picture.
vz-nostalgia: See. I helped you to know yourself better. Now you not only know that you have an imagination, but that it has some depth as well. You're welcome. smile
superb Victorsmile
vz-nostalgia: no problem, Tim. smile
I see we play along today Viktor smile
vz-nostalgia: only today? smile
nice view, it gives free rein to my imagination, the beginning of the story ... A+ VAL smile
vz-nostalgia: Okay, give me the beginning of the story, Ms. Valerie, and I will continue. smile That is exactly what Bill Phillips and I did here:
http://nostalgia.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Zyryality%3A_A_Vision_from_a_Well_of_Past_/
  • Nadiuska
  • United States
  • 5 Jun 2010, 11:14
love the lines in this shot..
nice contrast too...
vz-nostalgia: smile You are on teh verge of breaking teh First Law of Nostalgia, Ms. Nadi. smile Be careful now. smile
  • K.A.
  • S.A.
  • 6 Jun 2010, 23:07
vz-nostalgia: You can't compare apples and oranges, Ms. KA. These were two different projects with different goals and different objectives. One is in teh rural environment, other one is in the middle of a big city. Still, I respect your preference. smile
Need to calibrate my screen then but I do have the vague impression of steps.
Made me think of a miniature world between the piano keys but that's just my mind going off at a tangent.
vz-nostalgia: :
Pixie: I do have the vague impression of steps.
VZ: Well, that is exactly how it is supposed to be, Ms. Pixie. Your screen is fine then. smile

PS. I like it, when your mind going off at a tangent. smile
excellent, bold, form and tones
vz-nostalgia: Not sure if Mr. Piano would agree with you, Harry. smile It's not the most flattering way to present his building. smile
  • k@
  • France
  • 9 Jun 2010, 10:02
The handrail while line on the deep black is my fav here. Like its broken angles.
vz-nostalgia: I had no idea you like angels, when they are broken, Ms. K@. smile
Oh, shoot. You like broken angles, not broken angels. smile I feel better now. smile
That's a very dark portrait of a very white building smile I like it!
vz-nostalgia: You got it, Thomas. smile Otherwise, what's the point. smile
  • elaine
  • France
  • 16 Jun 2010, 13:10
what a wonderful graphic b&w!
vz-nostalgia: A result of a collaborative effort of Renzo Piano and me, Ms. Elaine.smile
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