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How do you like your greys?

The architecture at SFU is evocative.  It inspires double-takes and depression.  Yeah, you heard me.  Depression.  It’s probably because it’s mostly concrete, which is grey, and at the top of a mountain, so it’s often covered in clouds that only exacerbate the grey-ness.

But it also inspires those double-takes.  The “tunnel” above is a walkway leading from the Academic Quadrangle, featured in a photo two days ago, to the W.A.C. Bennett Library, featured in yesterday’s photo.  During a sunny day, it is lit in all kids of angled lines and the light keeps shifting as the sun moves through the day.  The entire Convocation Mall, the area you can see ahead through the tunnel, is lit in strange angles.  At the right time of day, the shadows and light look like they were designed by M.C. Escher.  Awe-inspiring.



8 responses

  1. I love how you’re obsessed with architecture! 😛 LOVE YOUR WORK!

    February 9, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    • Aww…Thanks.

      February 9, 2012 at 12:32 pm

  2. tms

    A great picture … and a little Escher-esque, as you say!

    February 10, 2012 at 4:44 am

  3. MindMindful

    One thing about the gray palette — it nicely displays the shifting light, as it changes throughout the day.

    February 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm

  4. This photo has great perspective and the angles of the light are really cool. It’s a pretty long tunnel by the looks of it!

    February 13, 2012 at 3:56 am

    • It’s not that long to walk it, but the photograph certainly makes it look longer than it is.

      February 13, 2012 at 1:44 pm

  5. elmediat

    Excellent composition. It is not easy being grey.

    February 13, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    • Hee hee. It’s like Kermit, only grey.

      February 13, 2012 at 8:41 pm