POTD: Point-Counterpoint #2

POTD: Point-CounterpointPoint-Counterpoint #2 Bozeman, Montana 2014

In some ten years of posting POTDs it’s not surprising that I occasionally end up using the same name I’ve used before without realizing it. Obviously when the subjects are related I will do a series of photos with the same name and use sequence numbers to distinguish them. But, as in the case of this photo, I didn’t realize I’d used the name Point-Counterpoint before until I typed it in as the title and my software basically alerted me to that fact (by automatically adding a sequence number to the URL for the blog post). When this happens it’s interesting, to me anyway, to go back and see in what context I’d used the same name previously. In this case it was a photo from four years ago here. At first glance, I didn’t see any real relationship between the two images; but then realized there is in fact a similarity. See if you can pick it out.]]>

4 thoughts on “POTD: Point-Counterpoint #2”

  1. Heck, I don’t know, the only thing I see is that the spires on top of the cathedral look sort of similar to the points in todays picture. (you don’t have to post this)

  2. Well I don’t know but what is see is a vertical feature in front of something that has a horizontal appearance. But whenever I see the phrase point counterpoint the first phrase that comes to mind is from SNL. “Jane you ignorant slut”

  3. The mystery of the horizontal blanks – In examining your picture of the neo-gothic reflection in the windows of the notable modern building – you can find the similarity to todays picture, broadly. However, did your title to the older image refer to the balance point or the concept of the point-counterpoint argument of the conflicting architecture? I suspect the latter. While I was examining the image I was struck about the function (if any) of those horizontal blanks. Do you know?

    1. In the older photo, the point=counterpoint idea referred to the modern style building architecture reflecting the older gothic style in it’s windows. In this photo, well, I’m not sure exactly what made the concept of point-counterpoint come to mind. It must have been something lying more in my subconscious mind that triggered it. As for the horizontal blanks in the modern building in the older photo, I assume they are there for the practical reason that they didn’t want or couldn’t place windows in those rooms. Otherwise it might have been part of the overall architectural statement they were trying to make with the building. (A wider shot of the building might have shed more light on that theory.)

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