Unintentional Art

urban art, cityscape, Seattle WA
Unintentional Art.

I grew up a baby boomer suburbanite. I lived most of my life in the country. Yet, I love the city.

Cities offer so much to see and do, places to visit, museums and art galleries, zoos and concerts, professional sports and excellent restaurants, and a cross-section of the world’s cultures, races, and religions. Given all of that, I’m still contented when in a city to simply stop, look, and listen to all that is happening around me.

In this particular case, my wife and I and our tour-guide friends were waiting at a light rail stop in Seattle, Washington when I spotted these reflections in the windows of a hotel and office buildings across the way. The scene created its own living urban art.

“Unintentional Art” is my Photo of the Week.

© Bruce Stambaugh 2017

Author: Bruce Stambaugh

Writer, marketer, columnist, author, photographer, birder, walker, hiker, husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, township trustee, converted Anabaptist, community activist, my life is crammed with all things people and nature and wonder. My late father gave me this penchant for giving and getting the most out of life, my late mother the courtesy, kindness, and creativity to see the joy in life. They both taught me to cherish the people I am with. I try and fail and try again.

9 thoughts on “Unintentional Art”

  1. This picture and all you’ve done are exceptional.!! But this made me catch my breath. A nearby town, Dublin, Ohio, is building similar condos and apartments on a cliff overlooking a river and a town built about 1820. My ancestor lived there in 1820, Ohio’s first census. If you play golf you may know Jack Nicklaus’s tournament, the Memorial, is played on rainy June days.


    1. Thank you so much, Carol. Yes, I’ve been to the Memorial several times. I usually take a rain jacket. The curse of Chief Leatherlips continues. In truth, I have mixed emotions about building so close to natural waterways that birds and other wildlife use.
      All the best,


  2. Lovely photo Bruce. I agree there is often stunning beauty in the new glass buildings springing up everywhere, even in our own ever-expanding community. But many reflect images of nearby trees and forested areas and pose a great danger to bird populations. Collisions are a severe and daily occurrence. So much that I know of one organization in a nearby large city that has volunteers regularly patrolling such areas picking up the casualties; temporarily caring for stunned birds until recovered enough for release – and disposing of even more dead ones. Collateral damage. Sad.
    Gail B.

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    1. Thanks, Gail. You are absolutely spot on. I actually don’t care for all the glass for that very reason. Plus, they light the entire building up at night even when no one is there. That increases the danger for the birds.
      All the best,


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