Sunday, March 28, 2010

New Topographics - It's a Small World After All

Provo is a unique collision of cultures. Students come from all over the country, and even many of the natives have spent formative years abroad. The traditional pioneer heritage, "firm as the mountains around us," is often spiced up by touches of international culture, if you pause to notice it. From Many Lands to Bombay House, to the Hookah bar, people in Provo are always interested in "l'├ętrange," perhaps in escape of the otherwise relative banality of the town. This distinctive combination can be seen in the uncommon and sometimes idiosyncratic architecture that peppers the downtown Provo residential area.

























7 comments:

  1. I love all of these houses and your pictures do them credit. I think the third one is my favorite because of the sharp colors.

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  2. I keep assigning nationalities to the houses, it's like a game. The composition of your photos is very good. Houses have so much personality and you capture it.

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  3. I like this one and how different all of these houses look. They're all so unique and look so very Provo to me.

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  4. i can't believe all the different styles of architecture found around here. great photos and cool idea to capture the differences.

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  5. These turned out so great! I love interesting architecture photographed, so Provo was the perfect place

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  6. Utah Valley is quite the hodgepodge of "stuff", you did a great job showing the variety we have here. :)

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  7. Way to take the mundane, Provo, and find the unique and interesting in it. The horizon is off on a couple of the photos. Overall it is well done. Maybe you could play with some of the colors and things in photoshop.

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