“Every man and woman is born into the world to do something unique and something distinctive and if he or she does not do it, it will never be done.” Benjamin E. Mays
This was a tough one for me to do because we can make the argument that everything is unique. Yet, from each person’s perspective, some things stand out a bit more than other things. I was quite impressed by the speed with which many of my fellow bloggers responded to this week’s challenge. I was torn between buildings, people, places and a few things. Heck, at one point I thought “Put Tangy (our computer loving cat) up there, he’s unique.” But you’ve seen him several times. I decided to go with a few buildings and Frank Gehry seems to follow me around or vise versa. The Gehry designed EMP Museum (formely Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame or EMP|SFM) in Seattle, Washington is such a massive convoluted structure that I had to create a collage from my pix and some Wiki pix to show you the many facets of that building. It’s next door to the Space Needle and Seattle Center monorail and worth a visit.
“The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.” Walt Disney
Another Frank Gehry inspired building is The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College in the Rhinebeck area of New York. This is another unique structure that would make you wonder how form and function join hands to maximize the use of a space. The Center above is functional with decent acoustics and once inside, it is easy to see the simplicity and usability of the interior space. I love unique construction; especially if the architect works hard to defy gravity. I suspect that Photo Challenge participants in Spain and other places with unique buildings are having fun with this exercise.