Tuesday, September 29, 2009

London Landscapes

In Southbank, some polkadot trees.

Somewhere near the BFI there were tunnels with nice lighting.
The blue one has small LEDs embedded in the wall between bricks.

The Tate Modern. Maybe the outside doesn't stand up to the inside.
The Millennium Bridge (partially seen here in the foreground) is pretty fun, though.

Hyde Park.

Still Hyde Park. Beautiful fields of long grasses around one of the ponds.

Also in Hyde Park, the Princess Diana Memorial,
designed by American landscape Architect Kathryn Gustafson.

A graft gone crazy near the Princess Diana Memorial.

The 2009 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, designed by Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA. Every year the gallery installs a new pavilion by an architect or designer who has never worked in the UK before. Don't let the public-looking nature of this place fool you, though, it was certainly WAY off-limits when I was there. Perhaps because it had just been unveiled a few days before. See what The Guardian had to say here.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Gasworks Park in Seattle, Washington

Designed by American landscape architect Richard Haag, Gasworks Park is a beautiful place to be on a sunny late summer day in Seattle. You get a great view of the city across Lake Union and at the very least you can partially retrace Heath Ledger's steps through the park and the nearby neighbourhood of Fremont (check out the movie 10 Things I Hate About You).

All photos from September 20, 2009.