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Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Herman, Aug 10, 2011.
Oslo Opera House
Copenhagen New National Theater across from Opera House
Copenhagen Opera House
One from Washington, DC / North Virginia
The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - National Air and Space Museum:
Thanks for the great pictures posted here. You know i'm not a fan of modern architecture at all... How about you?
The Scoop on the South bank on the Thames, it's an odd shape, hard to photograph level!
And from the other side of the river. The incomplete building on the right is The Shard, when complete (It may already be) it'll be Britain's tallest building. Not without controversy, it dominates the view of St Paul's Cathedral from certain angles.
As much as I love older buildings and the history they hold, I also love what architects today are able to create.
Some of the stuff they do today would have been impossible 100 years ago.
Not my photos but this LINK is worth a peek for some unique buildings.
Herman, I'm not sure if you're serious or not? For me it's not whether it's modern or ancient - it's strictly a gut reaction as to what I see.
That said, I think your lead off photograph is one of your best!
I'm enjoying everyone's additions very much. serhan, love your third but also am so glad that you included other views because context is great, when one can get it. And that last one makes me feel as though I am standing before a place of worship...which, perhaps, I am.
P.H. - thanks for these two. What are these two buildings, for the uninitiated? The lighting up top within The Scoop is intriguing, while I do like the looks of the view from across the river at night, I am sure there's controversy if it inflicts itself upon St. Paul's.
Inside the Oslo opera house
SDIM0419crop by meaning_of_light, on Flickr
Some new buildings on St Giles St near Covent Garden in London
R0011964 by meaning_of_light, on Flickr
Two of Seattle's strangest and most interesting structures:
The Public Library:
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I'm not sure if this interior shot qualifies as architecture, but its as wild as the rest of the place...
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And the Experience Music Museum, funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen - this sits right beneath the Space Needle and the mono-rail (the other great icon from the 1962 World's Fair) runs right through the structure of this place.
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The part nobody wants you to see, but its still pretty cool, even if its where they leave the trash...
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Ray, these are so cool! Seattle is so cool and it's not even raining! Earlier in another thread you said it might feel like Mars...well it surely doesn't feel like we're in Mulberry anymore. Very interesting and I like your style of pping, as well.
Hi BBW, sorry for not replying sooner I've been away.
The Scoop is a two part thing, the building and a sunken amphitheater (Which I couldn't get a satisfactory shot of) The idea bing that the above ground building looks like it's been scooped out of the amphitheater hole. The building part is actually City Hall, home of the London Assembly and the Mayor. I'm hoping to get a look at the inside in a couple of months, it's supposed to be as impressive as the outside, hopefully I'll be allowed to take photos.
The Shard is as far as I understand, commercial space to rent. Offices, banks (How come they still have the money?) and I think a hotel and restaurant.
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This is used to be the Enron building in Houston, it belongs to Chevron now.
The Waffle House
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This building and the one next to it are a great source of reflected stuff, be it the palms, or in the morning the sunrise, and in the afternoon, the sunset. There are two identical and in this, if yuou squint, you can see the reflection of the other, reflecting the first... sorta. anyway, I like the buildings, must be great to work there, right on the harbour...
This is cropped from a much larger shot.