Train your eye to look for architectural elements that translate in black and white: sharp lines and patterns, defined shapes, large surface areas, and a mix of very light and very dark colors. Compare the color and monochrome versions of today’s shot.  ~ 


Architecture is there to enhance life. It is not just an object in space to look at …  It has to contain human activity. It has to make that activity noble.  

~ I. M. Pei, April 26, 1917 (age 97)

a Chinese-born American architect often called the master of modern architecture. In 1983, he received the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Royal Gold Medal

Architecture Of His Time Part II ( In 2013, I did four posts introducing I M Pei’s architectural works) 


 I especially admire his design of the Miho Museum. When Pei completed the Museum, he was 80 years old.  


“Having won every award of any consequence in his art, Pei stands alone as the most distinguished member of his Late-Modernist generation still in practice. And what most distinguishes his practice is that it has never ceased to grow, or to change. ” When Carter Wiseman made these remarks, I M Pei was already 84 years old.

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38 thoughts on “Architecture

  1. Although I have to admit I prefer the color photo in this instance, it’s always a good idea to look at your photos in B&W to see if they work as a composition. Great photo either way!!!


  2. architects are more than artists and your pix do prove it… Mr Pei is appreciated and respected all over the world… in France, too, especially after les pyramides du Louvre… 🙂


  3. Beautiful shot and processing. I prefer the colour version, because you can see the moon more clearly, but at the same time I prefer the reflections in the steeple in the B&W version. They’re both great.


    • You’re so right, Dragon 🙂 This probably wouldn’t be my choice had I not seen the sample photo of Cheri, which was focusing on part of the building… Thank you for your comment.


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