Good Night & Good Morning Moon || Denver, CO || January 3, 2014 & January 28, 2014
From the Kittredge Building on the 16 St. Mall to the suburbs in Aurora, hello moon.
Wynkoop Street Railroad Bridge || Denver, CO || February 28, 2014
Constructed in 1908, this is but one of many bridges that rattled with the roar of trains serving the former industrial warehouses in LoDo. Now all that crosses over Cherry Creek are bikes and pedestrians.
Mercantile Square, LoDo || Denver, CO || February 7, 2014
Even alleyways must be considered in architectural design. This nice little space is part of Mercantile Square by Tryba Architects (here) with shops on the left facing part of Tattered Cover Bookstore to the right.
The Power of a Smartphone
Union Station & LoDo || Denver, CO || February 3, 2014
Had another interview for an architecture firm here in Denver. Unfortunately, I didn’t bring my camera so I used my phone to take and edit pictures on an app called Snapseed. It’s amazing how such a tiny device has come to define part of our generation, but the quality of phone pics will never compare to an actual camera. Or maybe the S4 camera just sucks haha.
Remembering the Holocaust in Denver: Babi Yar Park || Denver, CO || November 15, 2013
Today we remember the attacks on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. As FDR said, it is “a date which will live in infamy,” but months before another infamous event was already underway. In Kiev, Ukraine, 100,000-200,000 Jews, Ukrainians, POW’s, and others were systematically murdered by the Nazis at the Babi Yar ravine between 1941 and 1943.
In 1982 a Babi Yar memorial, one of many in the world, was opened in Denver, CO at the intersection of Havana and Parker. It was designed by well known landscape architect Lawrence Halprin and Satoru Nishita as a symbol of conscience and peace against the senseless violence we commit on our fellow man. For more information on the memorial park, visit here.
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Denver Union Station || Denver, CO || November 27, 2013
Tried practicing using my 50mm f/1.8 lens last week. I think I might be getting too obsessed with bokeh.
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“I wrote this poem called “The Calvinist” to capture a glimpse of God’s sovereign intersection with the life of a sinful man. There is no part of life where the greatness of God does not penetrate deeply. I want to help you feel that.”
- John Piper
The Old Frontier || Centennial, CO || December 3. 2013
No, this photo isn’t from the 1860’s but captures a modern, or old, farm in Centennial. It gives a glimpse into what much of Colorado looked like when it was first settled, a.k.a. empty. Haha.
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The Walking Dead || Denver, CO
The Walking Dead mid-season finale is next week! Since the show takes place in Georgia, what the heck is going on in the rest of the world? So I just messed around a bit for fun and put it here in Denver, CO. Haha.
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University of Virginia Vintage Travel Poster || adapted from Holsinger Studio photograph || November 17, 2013
After colorizing Rufus Holsinger’s photograph of the 1895 UVa Rotunda fire, I decided to revisit the iconic structure once again. This time, inspired by the spirit of travel posters by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930’s and 40’s (highlights found here), I used a photograph by Holsinger’s son, Ralph Holsinger (found here), to create UVa’s own vintage travel poster in Adobe Illustrator.
I hope you enjoy! Wahoowa!
© University of Virginia/Isaac Kim