Rendezvous At Greenhouse Five
You know how a work of art is an interactive experience? The artist, the writer supplies the piece, and it's up to the audience to activate it. It comes to life in the mind of the beholder. Architecture, one of my favorite forms of art, is no exception. I think that a building, a space is incomplete until such a reaction occurs, in which a person, upon viewing the scene, subliminally summons all the details needed to finish the picture.
Needless to say, spaces haunt me.
I stumbled upon this castle while driving past Arcadia's campus, and its resemblance to Hogwarts inspired the detour. It was nothing in the style of the castle. Just the fact of its having towers and turrets was enough to engage the Harry Potter reference. It wasn't until I made my way around the back of the building that I saw the castle in its full glory. This teal structure attached to the gray facade was exquisite to the point that I must have spent a solid fifteen minutes taking fifty variations on the same photo, just because each adjustment of two degrees in angle came with the promise that, maybe this time will do the beauty justice.
In my mind, it summons images of the Hogwarts greenhouses, and I can't imagine a dreamier place for an after hours rendezvous, when the premises are spared Professor Sprout's watchful eye.