May 17, 2010
Slideshow: Pritzker Bandshell - by Frank Gehry - Chicago, USA
Once again this set of photographs aren't fantastic as I just had a small camera and was there at night. However, this piece of architecture was a pleasant surprise, and my admiration for Gehry continues to grow. His playful forms are perfect for an outdoor amphitheater as the metal planes bend and flow as if blown by the wind off Lake Michigan. It was also fascinating to wander to the back of the sculptural buildings where the intricate steel structure is exposed in all its complexity. The composition was completed by an elegant curved grid flowing over the grass seating area - providing lights, speakers and other technical requirements for performance audiences.