Local man murders weather, kills self.
Poor Mei, poor me.
Today is a blast!
From the ground, the de Young is gorgeous, and especially up close, the way light and shadow play off the perforated copper cladding. I really love it.
And yet, in this photo, from a distance up in the sky, it just looks like a dumb factory.
It makes me think a lot about intent. Just who is an architect trying to impress? For a lot of big fancy buildings, the intent seems to be to look great in photographs. The de Young, though, I feel comfortable saying, was designed to impress people close enough to touch.