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December 22, 2010 – Hallelujah!

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December 22, 2010Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/50 | ISO400

What a glorious 3.5 minutes!.  Thousands…yes thousands gathered around the food court of Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale, Arizona for a somewhat impromptu singing of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus (I think the news leaked the event meaning a “few” more people than few hundred hoped for).  It was actually done twice – each time as magnificent as the other.

Unfortunately, I could not get to a very good vantage point to take pictures so did the best I could without sacrificing soaking in the power of the voices boldly singing God’s praises in the public square.  Truth be told…there is no way a still picture could capture it – it only serves as a reminder.December 22, 2010Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/20 | ISO400

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April 4 – The Ox of Rust

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April 4, 2010

Okay, I tried to find some representation of Easter beyond the cliches of flowers, eggs and crosses – something that would normally be unnoticed.  I could find anything. Hmm.  I did find this in Scottsdale.  Perhaps there is something in this.

Sony DSLR-A100 | f7.1 | 1/40 | ISO200

March 15, 2010 – Appaloosa Library, Scottsdale

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March 15, 2010

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/160 | ISO100

March 15, 2010

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/50 | ISO100

March 15, 2010

Sony DSLR-A100 | f9.0 | 1/160 | ISO100

I visited the Appaloosa Library in north Scottsdale this afternoon. This is a relatively new edifice designed by DWL Architects + Planners. This is much more fascinating project than meets the eye on several fronts. It was designed and developed to not only be functional but also be appropriate to the microclimate of its site.

I won’t discuss all of its features and I know so little of them all and I don’t have the space here. But I want to hightlight the exterior walls… they appear to change color from dark green to silver to mauve depending on the way the light hits it. As I approached the building I was delighted to see it reflection of green and blue that had a sense of an aquamarine design. I had to take a second glance as I turned the corner in the parking lot for now the very same building that stood before before me was a muted mauve color. According to the brochure I picked up, it is the recycle metal with a special coating that presents this unique phenomenon.

Although the design is very simple and minimalistic, I was visually en captured discovering something new with each passing moment. Perhaps, as the architect shared with me, this building will people will learn to expect more of life.