Urban architecture can be disorienting. I enjoy the forced abstraction of pointing the camera at random exterior geometry and seeing what comes up. Here, the surprise is the inserted column of green next to the roundly carved brick/stone.
This is a view from part of the condo complex we moved into three weeks ago today. San Diego is a fairly green city — in terms of plantings. My windows give me treetop views and commercial buildings and sidewalks and people. There’s sky, too — the buildings aren’t all tall. Were we on a higher floor, there would be harbor and water views as well. We chose interior space, light, and airiness over a dramatic view. It feels comfortable in a surprisingly uncrowded way. It breathes.