A to Z – 2023 – Q is for Quotes on Anima

In the A to Z Challenge, the letter “Q” can be a difficult one but luckily I was able to find some quotes!

Anima is a cylinder of curved metal that is lit from inside to cast shadowy bits of poetry and ancient text in a halo across the plaza in front of Alexandria Real Estate Equities.

The illuminated words are in different languages and include pieces from the Human Genome Project, Dr. Leslie Taylor, Louis Pasteur, Greek physician Claudius Galen, Roman historian Pliny and a quote from Qi Bo, physician to the Chinese Emperor.

It was designed by Jim Sanborn in 2006 and is located at 1700 Owens Street in front of the Alexandria Real Estate Equities building. There is a plaque that details the quotes but I couldn’t get a good picture of it. I also couldn’t really read any of them because most were in a different language. I did manage to find the Qi Bo section, so that counts as my “Q” right?

Best Viewing: Anytime after dusk. I will say that this was very easy to get to and is in a quiet place so you can park and walk around to read it all.

“R” you ready for tomorrow?

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13 Responses to A to Z – 2023 – Q is for Quotes on Anima

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  2. DB McNicol says:

    Now that is cool!!

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  3. Ally Bean says:

    I’ve seen things like this, but didn’t know there was a name for it. Coolness

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  4. Tamara says:

    I recognize the French paragraph. The others are probably Greek and Latin? It looks cool either way.


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  5. mollyscanopy says:

    This reminds me of the quote wall in our Irish Hunger Memorial in lower Manhattan. They are not lit up, but have an audio of voices reading the quotes. This visual quote display in SF looks just as moving.

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