Ford's Theatre Interior

The newly renovated Ford's Theatre. We saw Civil War, the musical.

My partial view seat...behind a column, and the balcony overhang. I couldn't see the whole show.

Ceiling painting.

President Lincoln's box


Wooden Window Elements

Wooden window elements and some roof accents on a building right by Ford's Theatre.


Ford's Theatre

Across the street from Ford's Theatre is the house where President Lincoln died. Architecturally unremarkable, but historically significant.

This is the new entryway to Ford's Theatre. It has just reopened after renovations.

Some exterior building details.


Look At Those Acanthus Leaves!

These acanthus leaves are definitely in the Roman style, but who would expect anything else from Washington D.C.?

These Corinthian Columns are on the pavilion in Arlington Cemetery. This structure is up by the tomb of the unknown soldier where the changing of the guard takes place.


More Pics of the Capitol Building

Different views of the Capitol Building and the light posts around it.


Capitol Hill Design

This is very simple, but I really like circles. It was up by the Capitol building in Washington D.C.


One Of The Most Famous

No blog about architecture would be complete without the Flatiron Building. I would say this is one of the three most famous buildings in New York.

It's at 5th Avenue and 23rd Street.


Gotta Have a Gehry

Sorry for the quality of this photo. I took it with my cell phone while driving by. I drive by it at least once a week and never stop, and never find myself walking around that area, so I decided finally to post this picture until I get a better one.

New York City had been waiting for a work of architecture by Frank Gehry for some time. It finally got one here in 2007 as the IAC building on the West Side Highway in Chelsea. The shape of the glass panels gives the overall building a unique look, but the use of the fritted glass creates visually interesting bands especially at sunset when the golden light is reflected from the building. There were a little over 1,400 panels of glass used in the construction of this building.

When you go by, there are also bands of light and colors that emerge from the ground level. They have a video wall running across the ground floor facing the Westside Highway.

Check out IAC's website here. There is a lot of interesting information on the building.


Architecture As Power

This time it's not the ideological power of the architecture I'm talking about, it's electrical power. I just think this is a visually interesting area in Ann Arbor Michigan.


The Contrast Makes All the Difference

I think I just like the reflective blue of this building next to the matte black buildings behind. It creates a striking contrast. The white memorial stones in the park make the reflective building even more interesting.

This grouping of buildings is down in the Financial District by Battery Park at the Southern Tip of Manhattan.


Bench At the MoMA

This is not architecture per se, but is part of the world that is a mesh of art and design. I love the cleverness of this. It really makes you want to sit on it, and makes you think of the origin of leather since that is what it is made from. Designed in 2004 by Julia Lohmann it is entitled Waltraud Cow-Bench.

There are many excellent works showing functional design in the MoMA, but this is what struck my fancy the last time I visited.

Museum of Modern Art, New York
11 West 53rd Street (between 5th & 6th Aves.)


Boston For Spring Break

Nothing different...I mainly stayed in areas I had been before. I just really like Boston, and the variety of architecture found there.

These buildings are essentially across from Faneuil Hall.


Decorative Banding

When looking at this building from a distance the banding does not jump out at a passerby, but it is quite interesting.

This is at the Southeast corner of 95th Street and Riverside Drive.