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Architectural contrasts

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Will, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    I was in London yesterday and very struck by the contrast between two hotels on Russell Square. Similar scale but one Victorian, the other probably 1960s. I thought maybe a thread showing pairs of buildings on the same street from different era might be interesting to explore.

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    R0018464c by meaning_of_light, on Flickr

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  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Whoah! too right, contrast is an understatement. Great shots, Will.
     
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  3. Cool, I love cities that combine old and new together.
     
  4. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    I shot this in Boston because of contrast in style, architecture/design from different areas. I hope it's ok to post it here.
     
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  5. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    Good example retow.
     
  6. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
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    the White House was completed in 1898, in Art Nouveau style. At 43 metres tall, it was for a while the tallest office building in Europe, and is by some considered to be the first skyscraper of mainland Europe. The Williams Bridge was completed in 1981.
     
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  7. Penny

    Penny SC Veteran

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    Aug 26, 2010
    Outside Liverpool Uk
    Brilliant photo's Will and I know which I prefer, love to see more of this contrasting style, but of same purpose buildings not necessarily on the same street which isn't always possible....well not where I live.