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Young Basque boys perform a traditional dance at a festival (Paresiko Jaiak) in the town of Paresi (Busturia)

Young Basque boys perform a traditional dance at a festival (Paresiko Jaiak) in the town of Paresi (Busturia)

Paresiko Jaiak

A young Basque girl performs a traditional dance at a festival (Paresiko Jaiak) in the town of Paresi (Busturia)

Paresiko Jaiak

Traditional Basque shoes (espadrilles) on a young man performing at a festival (Paresiko Jaiak) in the town of Paresi (Busturia)

Paresiko Jaiak

Paresiko Jaiak

A traditional dance performed by Basque boys at a festival (Paresiko Jaiak) in the town of Paresi (Busturia)

Paresiko Jaiak

Paresiko Jaiak

Paresiko Jaiak

An exhuberant Basque girl in the midst of a traditional dance at a festival (Paresiko Jaiak) in the town of Paresi (Busturia)

Paresiko Jaiak

Paresiko Jaiak

An adorable Basque girl, in traditional garb, at a festival (Paresiko Jaiak) in the town of Paresi (Busturia)

A Basque gentleman at a festival (Paresiko Jaiak) in the town of Paresi (Busturia)

Paresiko Jaiak

Mendaka

The bustling farmers market in Gernika

Shoppers at the market in Gernika

Gernika

Basque men chat on a bench outside of the farmers market in Gernika

Basque gentlemen chat at the farmers market in Gernika

Basque women chat at the farmers market in Gernika

Cesta Punta, elsewhere known as Jai Alai being played in Gernika

Cesta Punta, elsewhere known as Jai Alai being played in Gernika

Cesta Punta, elsewhere known as Jai Alai being played in Gernika

Promenade in Bilbao

Walking the promenade in Bilbao

Cafe under an arcade in San Sebastián – Donostia

A fisherman trying his luck in the port of Donostia – San Sebastián

Restaurateur at the port of Donostia – San Sebastián

Restaurateur at the port of Donostia – San Sebastián

Main altarpiece at the Iglesia de San Vicente in Donostia – San Sebastián

Watching the waves crash in Donostia – San Sebastián

Paseo Nuevo in Donostia – San Sebastián

Tómbola del Jamón on the Paseo Nuevo in Donostia – San Sebastián

Portside restaurant in Donostia – San Sebastián

Pelota (paleta – pala larga) on the beach in Donostia – San Sebastián

Soaking up the rays in Donostia – San Sebastián

Plaza de la Constitución in Donostia – San Sebastián

Pouring txakoli – sight-unseen and without a drop spilled – at Bar Gorriti in Donostia – San Sebastián

A ridiculously loud musket salute in Donostia – San Sebastián

A Basque man watching Semana Grande festivities in Donostia – San Sebastián

Pelota (pelota a mano – handball) match as part of the fiestas in Ondarroa

Pelota (pelota a mano – handball) match as part of the fiestas in Ondarroa

Pelota (pelota a mano – handball) match as part of the fiestas in Ondarroa

Pelota (pelota a mano – handball) match as part of the fiestas in Ondarroa

Pelota (pelota a mano – handball) match as part of the fiestas in Ondarroa

Detail of the padded hands and ball of a pelota (pelota a mano – handball) player after his match as part of the fiestas in Ondarroa

A player unwraps the padding from his hands after his pelota (pelota a mano – handball) match, which is part of the fiestas in Ondarroa

Gigantes (giant puppets) walk the town of Ondarroa during the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

Ondarroa

Crowds line the banks of the Artibai River to watch contestants take on the climbing wall, suspended from the bridge over the river, during the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

… and what happens when you miss

Crowds line the banks of the Artibai River to watch contestants take on the climbing wall, suspended from the bridge over the river, during the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

Giant slabs of tuna being grilled at the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

A traditional dance performance as part of the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

A traditional dance performance as part of the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

A traditional dance performance as part of the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

A traditional dance performance as part of the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

Churreria Santiago at the carnival which was part of the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

An elder parishioner at Santa Maria de la Asunción in Lekeitio

Playa Karraspio in Lekeitio

A Basque boy feeding pigeons in the central, portside square in Lekeitio

Gora Euskadi at the fiestas of Andra Mari and San Roque in Gernika

A Basque father and son celebrating the fiestas of Andra Mari and San Roque in Gernika

What Basque celebration would be complete without burning a Spanish flag

A Basque man with a comically large Basque Beret at the fiestas of Andra Mari and San Roque in Gernika

A Basque man showing his allegiance to the Basque football (soccer) team Athletic Club Bilbao

An adorable Basque girl and her Mother at the fiestas of Andra Mari and San Roque in Gernika

A man labors over the churros machine at the fiestas of Andra Mari and San Roque in Gernika

A band rocks out at the fiestas of Andra Mari and San Roque in Gernika

The lead singer crowd surfs with a handle of liquor at the fiestas of Andra Mari and San Roque in Gernika

Protest march as part of the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

A clarinetist plays on the street as part of the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

My friends from neighboring Lekeitio enjoying the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa. I promised them to one day return for the Fiestas in Lekeitio

My friends from neighboring Lekeitio enjoying the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa. I promised them to one day return for the Fiestas in Lekeitio

A Basque gentleman in traditional attire at the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

A Basque gentleman in traditional attire at the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

A pack of Basque teenagers enjoying the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

A cute Basque girl, on her father’s shoulders, can’t quite muster a smile at the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

Street scene from the fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

A Basque gentleman in traditional attire at the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

The streets were packed with people in traditional attire during the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

A (young) Basque gentleman in traditional attire at the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

A traditional Basque dance performed as part of the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

A traditional Basque dance performed as part of the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

An adorable Basque girl watches the action at the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

A traditional Basque dance performed as part of the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

A traditional Basque dance performed as part of the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

A pyrotechnics performance as part of the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

A pyrotechnics performance as part of the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

A pyrotechnics performance as part of the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

A pyrotechnics performance as part of the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

An interesting street procession during the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

A band marching as part of the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

Amnistia!

A woman rocks out at the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

The Basque town of Ondarroa celebrates the Fiestas de Andra Mari

Basque boys listen to a concert that is part of the Fiestas de Andra Mari in Ondarroa

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St. Patrick Youth Center – Ayuso Architecture


This was more of an infrastructure refresh but new lighting and a ceiling system updated its usability while maintaining the great look of the space. Interestingly, while the space is used for after-school programs and the occasional wedding, it’s highest value is as a support space for filming in downtown Manhattan because it’s one of the largest clear spans available for hire. Accordingly, Agustin added a massive amount of electrical capacity to support all of the electrical needs for a TV or movie production.

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Architectural Photography for architect Agustin Ayuso (Ayuso Architecture)

Nepal’s Patan Durbar Square Earthquake Damage

Hopefully the last of the extreme seismic activity has ended in Nepal because the toll has been extreme, both to human life and to the nation’s heritage. I already revisited my photographs from a trip there (in 2008) on my Facebook page just as a reminder of happier times. I also wanted to revisit a panorama I shot of Patan’s Durbar Square to see exactly how much of the UNESCO World Heritage Site was damaged. Durbar Squares are the central plazas that were outside the royal palaces and, since Kathmandu used to be three separate kingdoms, it now has three Durbar Squares. It seems that Patan’s fared the best although, as best as I can piece it together, it lost two temples and had a statue knocked off its pedestal. Click the images below to see slightly larger versions or this link to get an image twice again as large (though still 1/10th the full resolution) so you can really see the detail. The detail is spectacular and I’m heartened to see that every effort is being made to salvage as much as possible and plans are already under way to rebuild.

Fiery Sunset over Park Avenue West (TMT Development)

We had another fiery sunset last night, although it was isolated to the NW horizon by clouds. After a slight detour to the waterfront on my way home I was able to frame the construction of Park Avenue West (TMT Development) – the building going up next to Director Park – in its surreal pink glow.

1859 Oregon’s Magazine – DRW Design Build – Cable Hill House


DRW Design Build
‘s Cable Hill House here in Portland finally got the write-up it deserved with an article in 1859 (Oregon’s Magazine). This was a renovation of a house in the SW foothills but with all the work that was done it might as well have been ground up construction. DRW’s attention to detail along with the skill of their in-house and partner millworkers really made this project sing.

 

Architectural Photography for DRW Design Build architects

Ayuso Architecture – Murray Hill Apartment


Here are some photographs of an apartment renovation by Ayuso Architecture on Park Avenue in New York City.  It’s amazing what a difference a few strategic interventions can make in sprucing up an apartment.




Architectural Photography for architect Agustin Ayuso (Ayuso Architecture)

“Urban Light,” by Chris Burden at LACMA

I’m saddened to find out about Chris Burden, the artist of this amazing piece at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), through news of his passing. Gizmodo seems to have the best compilation of his work if you want to see more – http://gizmodo.com/rip-chris-burden-the-artist-who-made-public-art-truly-1703645620 .  I particularly enjoyed his Metropolis II as well as the series of commercials he put together during the ’70’s.

"Urban Light," by Chris Burden at LACMA

"Urban Light," by Chris Burden at LACMA

#UrbanLight #ChrisBurden #LA