Motion and Life: Downtown Minneapolis
Downtown Minneapolis is a place that's full of character and energy. From the people on the streets to the tall buildings that lay upon the concrete block on the ground. In downtowmn Minneapolis there are plenty of tall buildings and plenty of lights that illuminated the streets at dusk. But they aren't just there, just to be there. Such as Nicollet Mall.
The area around Nicollet Mall has a different Genius Loci than other places. The street that runs through the middle of the mall area is different from those that run in and out of downtown. The street itself is more smoother and more well fitted to the area than others. How so? The street is more well paved and contoured than others. The contrast between the sidewalk and the stree. The sidewalk is a light reddish/copper color, very light. The sidewalk sort of draws out the street. The energy around downtownis just full of life and motion even if there were not to be a person in sight. The lighting posts that line the streets and the tall buildings that you see here and there, that is already energy itself. For example at dusk, the lights would come on and illuminate the streets, glimpse of lights flickering here and there, dancing with the wind. When light hits the buildings, the building then springs up with motion and energy, with the help of the lights. The overall structure of downtown is simple, downtown just consist of plain and simple squares. But yet the place has such a fun, wonderful feeling to it, just the little trees and bushes that go through the middle of the road gives life to the area. The color of the the trees and shrubs shows that downtown may be a place full of commotion; people here and there, cars running everywhere, buildings and factories. You wouldn't think that there would be any natural life there but the trees show that even though this place is industrialized there is still a glimpse of nature and that downtown is just full of man-made creations but there's also natural life blooming somewhere in there.