Thursday, February 19, 2009

Economic Stimulus Plan

Today I went for a lunchtime walk towards the downtown post office in San Jose which is just a few blocks from where I work. I've always admired both the inside and outside of the building and today noticed for the first time that it is part of the San Jose History walk. It turns out that the building was built in 1933 and is "a prime example of Depression-era federal construction. The terracotta work on the building's exterior is particularly fine. Although the Main Post Office has since moved, this building continues to serve as downtown's branch post office". I thought that was very appropriate considering the current news about President Obama's stimulus plan.

So far I'm really enjoying taking my photos every day, and opening my eyes to what is around me- even just in my everyday life.

On another note, I'm still taking pictures for the 365 project. It really is much harder than I thought. The rules say that you must take the photos yourself. You can use a timer on your camera, which I do have on my Canon, but I don't carry that one with me all the time. Therefore I'm using a small Olympus camera (which does have a zoom) and my iphone for most of the self portraits. Taking a picture you can't focus on is hard! It really is a random guess and you have to take lots of them to get it right- hopefully it will get easier.

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