the roof of the night
So, the fog was moving in because that’s what fog does. I looked out the hotel room window and the top of this building was completely obscured. And then, approximately one second later, it looked like this.
And, because I want to be reasonably accurate with this stuff, I looked up the building – it was easy to find because our cab driver had told us (correctly) that it was the tallest building in the city. And that’s how I learned this most amazing thing:
The crown of the tower features a nine-story electronic sculpture, “Day for Night”, created by artist Jim Campbell that features low resolution, abstract videos of San Francisco that will be filmed each day. At its activation on May 21, 2018, it was considered the tallest public art piece in the world.
So that blue part at the top is art! Amazing. And it explains why one night the top of the building looked like blue watery reflections and on another night, there were (large)(VERY) silhouettes of dancers, as you can see from this in-and-out-of-focus video:
It was way cool!
San Francisco, California
ALSO: Important Announcement – this is my 2,748th post here at One Day | One Image, and it’s first time video made by the Patient Spouse has been included.
Posted on May 6, 2019, in Photography and tagged 365 photo project, architecture, downtown, learning to see, Leica, melinda green harvey, one day one image, photo a day, photography, postaday, Public art, Salesforce Tower, san francisco, take time to look, thoughtful seeing, travel photography. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.