On Friday afternoons I like to take a walk around the area when on break from work. This week I went looking for grids. I noticed very quickly that grids are everywhere in a modern city.
Window grids on glass-faced buildings. Paving and floor tiles. Wall tiles in the bathroom. Ceiling tiles in the office or retail stores. Storm drain grates. The patterns of bumps on the non-slip section of a wheelchair ramp. If you zoom out, there’s the pattern of streets, all the electrical and data cables making their way around town…
…and of course the metaphorical grid that all of us are plugged into, that some of us long to get off of.
Nighttime on the sun deck of the Best Western Americania. Yes, San Francisco hotels have sun decks.
An office building and a tree.
Los Angeles Convention Center.
Los Angeles skyline seen from US Highway 101, taken on a clear April day…and a much cooler day than today’s record-setting 113 degrees!
This building is brought to you by the letter e.
It’s the Anaheim Convention Center again, taken during Anaheim Comic-Con 2010.
San Diego, looking down Pacific Highway toward Harbor from the Holiday Inn on the Bay. The tall blocky building at the end, with the peaked roofs, is the Manchester Grand Hyatt. The shorter one is the Embassy Suites. I believe the taller buildings are all high-rise condos.
This was taken last year during Comic-Con International. It seems appropriate that I’ve worked up to this point in my photoblogging project, since hotel rooms for this year’s con go on sale Thursday at 9:00.
Update: I’ve posted some tips on how to get a hotel for Comic-Con.
Skyscrapers and Clouds, originally uploaded by Kelson.
Back-lit buildings in downtown San Diego.
Gleaming Towers, originally uploaded by Kelson.
Sunlight reflects off the US Bank tower and another skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles, with AT&T offices in the foreground.
LA Towers, originally uploaded by Kelson.
Looking up at Downtown Los Angeles.