Visiting Colton in Seattle

Posted August 27th, 2010 in Photos of Horst by Derek

Gas Works Park, Seattle, WA c. 2009

We have fond memories of my folks traveling by car from Apple Valley to Seattle to visit their Pacific NW grandson – Colton. This photo was taken on an early evening summer night at the Gas Works Park. Papa really enjoyed this park and captured many beautiful shots as the sun was setting over South Lake Union.

– Derek

Memorial Wall

Posted August 17th, 2010 in Unpublished by neil

This is a previously unpublished photo.

In March, 2010 Horst went to visit a 3/4 scale replica of the Vietnam War Memorial Wall. It’s known as the Dignity Vietnam Memorial Wall and is toured all over North America by¬†Service Corporation International. I remember him showing me this photo on his computer, and I was taken aback at how moving the image is. He was very proud of this image.


Career Achievement – de Young Museum

Posted August 10th, 2010 in Career by neil

It’s likely that my father worked on hundreds, if not thousands, of lighting projects over the course of his career. I remember him working at his drafting table at home, probably putting in extra time to get the work done. Every once in a while I would ask about what he was doing, and he’d stop to show me the drawings and take the time to explain to me how it all worked. Of all of these designs, there is one that stands well above all of the others in terms of being a career¬†achievement: Lighting at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. The original museum was damaged beyond repair in the 1989 earthquake. It was then was redesigned, rebuilt, and reopened in 2005. Continue Reading »