weekly photo challenge : curves

Here’s my response to the daily post weekly photo challenge. Several images came to mind immediately so I thought I’d post right away. I’m overwhelmed with the posts I want to do about my trip last week to San Antonio, Texas for the Surface Design Association Conference. I’m working on several smaller posts to try to capture some of the highlights. But back to the challenge…

elephant decorationThis is a detail of the painted design on a small elephant which stands outside the Witte Museum.

gate detailThis is part of a metal gate at the McNay Museum. Much of the museum is housed in a beautiful old home which belonged to the estate of Marion Koogler McNay. There is an artistic influence in many of the architectural details. It’s well worth a visit.

CIA light fixture light detailThese are my favorite curves – found on a light fixture that hangs outside the entrance to the C.I.A. (not that C.I.A. – the Culinary Institute of America). Of course they would have a fixture made of non-stick frying pans! This is located in the old Pearl Brewery complex, which has been developed into retail and residential space. Check out their website, which is loaded with San Antonio history.

 

 

 

35 thoughts on “weekly photo challenge : curves

  1. I love that light fixture.. I want one:D Just maybe a little bit smaller than the one in your photo! xx

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    1. Yes, I figured that even buying at Winners that fixture would set you back a pretty penny! But I thought it was pretty wonderful too.

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  2. I love, love, love that iron gate! Wonderful interpretation of the photo challenge! 🙂

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  3. A great choice for this topic 🙂

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    1. Thanks. There were just so many to chose from, but I love an excuse to look at photos!

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  4. I’m especially struck by how the first and second images seem almost to mirror one another. Don’t know whether that was intentional – but it’s very effective!!! Can’t wait to read about more design!!!

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    1. Thanks – not intentional, and they were at different locations. But good curves are all “around” us!

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  5. Hi Terri,
    A great response to the challenge. I’m going to be going to San Antonio soon, and I eagerly await your report!

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    1. Hope I get them out in time for your trip. It’s a great place to visit. We were so busy with conference activities that I didn’t get to see a lot of things that were suggested. Hopefully you’ll have more time.

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      1. Did you remember The Alamo?

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      2. I did, and I took numerous photos, but I was a bit disappointed. One imagines it to be much larger and more imposing… Apparently it’s been moved a few times, and there are a lot of real touristy things surrounding it. But a visit to San Antonio would not be complete without checking it out!

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  6. LOVE the frying pan sculpture/light fixture. Super… Great curves Terri!

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    1. And to think everyone else was just walking by! Of course, I wanted to know what make of frying pan works best for a lighting fixture!

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  7. Terri, the wrought iron brings to mind the artistry of metalworker Samuel Yellin. His work is brilliant. If you’re not familiar with him, I urge you to check him out: http://www.samuelyellin.com/

    I love the inspired use of those frying pans!

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    1. Thanks – some lovely work for sure. I see the forge is overseen by his grand daughter now. The photos of the forge are interesting, but I love seeing where things are made. I’d sure hate to work in that heat!

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  8. As far as creativity goes you are unbeatable. Way to go Terri.
    Thanks.
    Ranu

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    1. Thanks to you, Ranu. I try to share all the fun things I see!

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