Pink blossoms, blue windows ~


Pink blossoms, blue-ish windows, April 12, 2017

Such a pretty color combination! And in other news, I have a little information on the architectural ornament in this post here. It seems that especially with regard to its outer shape, that it’s in the general category of arabian ornament: e.g. like sample #12 in the chart below from The Grammar of Ornament by Owen Jones (1809-1874).



White blossoms, blue sky, important monument ~


Tree beginning to bloom, Washington Square Arch, April 10, 2017

Spring seems to have arrived! We’ll know for sure when the ramps arrive. While admiring the beautiful day, my thoughts wandered again to the beauties of the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport: the aforementioned free snacks (including granola and milk) and coffee? Served in and on actual porcelain cups and bowls!


On beyond the Magritte Effect ~


Bright lights, blue clock dial, January 26, 2017

Examples of the “Magritte effect” have been a regular feature in these pages … it happens when a lighted street light in a photo makes its surrounding area look like its advanced about an hour further into the evening than the time frame of the rest of the photo — the sky especially. This post here was the first in the series and includes a link to a page of some examples of the effect by Magritte himself. Today’s photo was taken on beyond the hour of any possible Magritte effect; instead it could be called an example of the Alvin Coburn effect! Find a photograph of his of the Flatiron building here, which is not to be confused with that iconic photo of the same, which was by Edward Steichen (find that one here). All three (mine, Coburn’s and Steichen’s) involve trees, buildings, and lighted street lights.