A silhouette of John observing Lake Monona before we leave adds a bit of peacefulness to the scene.
The juxtaposition of curved and straight lines and warm monochromatic colors interspersed with green plants and red stairs create a relaxed yet vibrant ambience within the Monona Terrace.
A quarter second shutter speed was used in an attempt to blur the moving escalator. Unintentional camera movement exacerbated by an awkward shooting position near the floor also blurred the ceiling lines, giving them soft edges which may seem to compliment their gentle curves, light color and soft lighting.
Straight angular lines formed by red stairs and silver railings form a striking contrast with the gently curved ceilings.
Arcing curves seem to dominate the design.
Curves, spheres, semicircles, straight lines and arcs abound inside Monona Terrace, which was finally completed in 1997, more than fifty years after Frank Lloyd Wright’s death. Wright made a number of alterations to his original design during his lifetime and the exterior design is his, but the interior was designed by Anthony Puttnam, a former Wright apprentice.