Mirrored Balls Sculpture, Artist: Olafur Eliasson, Chase Center, Terry A Francois Blvd and 16th Street, San Francisco, California

Walk-through House Of Mirrors
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Olafur Eliasson built and installed five large stainless steel balls and placed them at the intersection of 16th Street and Terry A. Francois Boulevard on a street level plaza of the Chase Center. Each ball had a mirrored face with all the mirrors facing inward, thus creating a walk-through house of mirrors.


Mirrored Balls Art 2019 external link   •  Artist: Olafur Eliasson external link   •  Chase Center external link   •  16th Street at Terry A. Francois Boulevard external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 11:07:48 Sunday 13 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Monday 16 December 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4325
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Really Large Balls
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People walking around the Mirrored Ball Art lent it a sense of scale. The balls were really large.


Mirrored Balls Art 2019 external link   •  Artist: Olafur Eliasson external link   •  Chase Center external link   •  16th Street at Terry A. Francois Boulevard external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 11:08:22 Sunday 13 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Monday 16 December 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4327
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Burnished Stainless Steel
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The balls were made of burnished stainless steel. That surface also created reflections, but those reflections were like looking at the world through fog.


Mirrored Balls Art 2019 external link   •  Artist: Olafur Eliasson external link   •  Chase Center external link   •  16th Street at Terry A. Francois Boulevard external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 11:09:31 Sunday 13 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Monday 16 December 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4329
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Pedestrians
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One mirror reflected pedestrians walking along the sidewalk. That mirror also reflected a piece of a second mirror.


Mirrored Balls Art 2019 external link   •  Artist: Olafur Eliasson external link   •  Chase Center external link   •  16th Street at Terry A. Francois Boulevard external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 11:09:46 Sunday 13 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Monday 16 December 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4330
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Infinite Mirrors
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When viewed from the correct angle, and infinite tunnel of reflected mirrors became possible. The trick was to take this picture without reflecting the camera.


Mirrored Balls Art 2019 external link   •  Artist: Olafur Eliasson external link   •  Chase Center external link   •  16th Street at Terry A. Francois Boulevard external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 11:09:59 Sunday 13 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Monday 16 December 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4331
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People Reflected
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Other people were reflected in unexpected poses and in front of other distant mirrors.


Mirrored Balls Art 2019 external link   •  Artist: Olafur Eliasson external link   •  Chase Center external link   •  16th Street at Terry A. Francois Boulevard external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 11:10:20 Sunday 13 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Monday 16 December 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4332
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The Photographer
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In this shot, the photographer could be seen wearing a white hat and four mirrors deep.


Mirrored Balls Art 2019 external link   •  Artist: Olafur Eliasson external link   •  Chase Center external link   •  16th Street at Terry A. Francois Boulevard external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 11:10:26 Sunday 13 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Monday 16 December 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4333
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Shadows And Sun
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The mirrored balls also cast oblong shadows on the plaza. The round mirrors also reflected oval sunlight onto the plaza.


Mirrored Balls Art 2019 external link   •  Artist: Olafur Eliasson external link   •  Chase Center external link   •  16th Street at Terry A. Francois Boulevard external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 11:11:01 Sunday 13 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Monday 16 December 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4335
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In Context
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The mirrored balls in context with the eastern face of the Chase Center and the stairs leading up to the second level.


Mirrored Balls Art 2019 external link   •  Artist: Olafur Eliasson external link   •  Chase Center external link   •  16th Street at Terry A. Francois Boulevard external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 11:12:25 Sunday 13 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Monday 16 December 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4336
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