Art of the Architecture

06 Jun
Art of the Architecture

By the light of the Moon

Like all large metropolitan cities, Seattle has it’s darker side, at ground level the beauty seems, in constant competition with the unsavory, usually your attitude decides who wins.

 And, like many other things in life, we only see what we focus on…On this day…my focus was on UP….to the buildings, to the clear blue sky and on this day….Beauty Wins.

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The Cobb Building, downtown Seattle (my personal favorite) is regarded as one of Seattle’s finest buildings in the Beaux Arts mode.  The facade features large terra cotta cartouches incorporating a stylized Indian chief’s face in full headdress. These are attributed to craftsman Victor Schneider and were supposedly inspired by the photography of Edward S. Curtis.


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4 responses to “Art of the Architecture

  1. MMAndamon

    July 1, 2012 at 5:49 am

    Wonderful architecture! Seattle would definitely be in my list of must-visit cities!

    • Kirsten Dinesen

      July 1, 2012 at 8:19 am

      Yes I agree… be careful…if you do visit Seattle….you may be like me…..and wind up STAYING! smile

  2. Kirsten Dinesen

    June 8, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Thanks Gunta, one day perhaps you will come north again and we can meet and tour downtown…..

    Seattle proper, is one of my favorite places (not just because I live here) …to go and spend the entire day just playing tourist! (LOL…”cartouche” is one of those special, fun words, I just love saying and… never get to use often enough)….

  3. Gunta

    June 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I can’t explain it, but I’ve been past Seattle many times, on I-5 or at the airport, but never actually stopped there. Thanks for the tour. The Cobb building is like many of the buildings in Riga, the capital of Latvia. There they have some incredible cartouches on many of the buildings (thanks for teaching the word for them)! 😉


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