Monday, June 22, 2015

Look Up

The floor, ahead, to the right, to the left; the last place I think to look is up.  Sometimes above the is the best view.  There was a fashion in public architecture 100 years ago of creating spectacular skylights in public spaces. Theses floor the room with natural light.  Skylights also require maintenance, most of them have been covered over or removed of the century.  This one is in Union Station in Chicago.  It shows signs of age, the glass does not match, some panels need to be replaced, but it does fill the space with light.  Images like this remind me that if I have not looked up, I have not really seen a space.


  1. even if the ceiling doesn't have a skylight, it might have carvings or paintings you might miss!