*ar-chi-tec-ture: the complex or carefully designed structure of something.
I've always been interested in architecture. And that's probably because I've always had a fascination with how something is designed - its structure and form. When I think back on the various careers I've had, in a way, many of them have been a form of architecture.
Like when I was a hairstylist, I was an architecture of hair.
When I apply makeup to a woman's face, I think of it as architecture of the face.
Tom Ford, who is a well-known American clothing designer, had originally attended school to become an architecture but then found himself designing clothes. And in an interview I once watched, Ford said that all the things he learned as an architecture taught him everything he needed to know about designing clothes because clothing is architecture of the body.
And if you think about it, even things such as: photography, writing, and web and graphic design, are also architecture because they involve structure and form.
So perhaps much of creativity involves architecture.
For the past couple of weeks, I've been outside enjoying our spectacular spring weather; taking photographs with my still-new camera. And if you've been reading my blog for sometime now, you know how much I admire the architecture of Philadelphia. It's a marvelous amalgamation of old mixed with new. And it amazes me how so many people who live here (especially the natives), no longer notice the architecture because they just take it for granted.
Yet me, I'm always looking up, down, and all around; savoring its form, detail, beauty and history.
So please enjoy my views of Philadelphia's architecture...
#1- Chestnut Street
#2 - City Hall
#3 - Rustic exterior of an old, colonial home
#4 - Walnut Street Condominiums
#5 - Locust Street
#6 - Modern apartment building
#7 - Camac Steet
#8 - Along 13th Street
#9 - The Bellevue Stratford on Broad Street
Have a picturesque weekend everyone!