Wednesday, July 08, 2009

It's simply painted steps, a tall cactus and dualing blue trash cans (and rain drops)

Do you sometimes see a combination of design, shapes, colors, and objects that in your mind's eye make for a good composition? And you really can't explain why? This residence, and I think it is someone's home (or studio), is in an old warehouse building buried in the Channel District. The brick on the wall above the awning shows what remains of an old painted sign. It is sandwiched between multi-million dollar projects under construction and several modern, finished buildings that contain apartments, condominium units, office space and even a performing arts theater. There is plenty of empty space in the district for sale or lease and it all seems to be awaiting a turn around in the economy. It is prime for discovery and some pioneering souls have made the decision to go ahead and move in. The entire area is a intriguing mix of the old and the new, the vibrant and the empty, and it's encircled by Channelside Drive, the port and cruise terminals, the Florida Aquarium, the Shops at Channelside, and the city's downtown business district to its west. It is without a doubt a very interesting place to call home and definitely shows tons of promise. It may take awhile to attract the hundreds if not thousands of residents and business owners who could conceivably move here. It is ready and once it explodes it will make for one of Tampa's most desirable and fun places to live and work. (Ybor City is less than five minutes away and the trolley runs nearby.) I love the painted steps of this place; that's probably the thing that caught my eye, but the blue trash cans even seem to belong and anchor a decided place in the finished composition. It just called to me. You explain it. (It must be today's rain popping in and out of the sunny sky.)

8 comments:

Jacob said...

Rain? In Tampa? Nah. You've gotta be kidding.

Nice collection of colors and angles and lines, Frank.

It's been raining here all day, too.

Don and Krise said...

Something about it makes it look friendly and inviting. It caught your eye, & got you to stop and take the shot. I'll bet you're going to find you're not the only one that likes it either. Nice photo Frank.

Tash said...

And nice door pattern & and the brick and an interesting downstairs curtain. I've never seen stairs painted like that before either. Well done, Frank.
(Great fun to see the Lois connection with Tampa.)

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B SQUARED said...

I see it often but it often does not translate to others.

Lois said...

Nice composition Frank! I like those doors too. Did you get a chance to look at the old Tampa pics I posted yesterday?

Cindy said...

Superb. I like it even with the blue trash cans.

Vogon Poet said...

This is a geometric fantasy, only question is: it is casual or planned?
In both cases a very interesting and pleasant shot.