24 May 2013
Let me know which you prefer and why.
Yesterday on an overcast and threatening day I strolled downtown, which is shored by the University of Delaware. Even with grey skies my goal was to savor the architectural treasures that are rising with a modernist flare. The campus has become a seamless blend of the old with the new, and this feat has been accomplished with splendid visual appeal.
In the Lens section are two images from that photo shoot. They fit well in today’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: in the background. I was drawn to the almost-completed ISELab: Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Lab, which meets the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Silver designation. This massive structure spreads itself (194,000 square-foot facility) for the better part of a block. The facility is awe-inspiring in its beauty and its promise for research.
I was drawn to the large swaths of glass that hid workers inside. The two images are different angles of the building that reveals what’s in the background.
I will return on a sunny day, which will give the space and structure a different visual appeal. Still, the grey skies did not lessen the building’s grandeur. Actually, a dramatic patina was cast in its favor.
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