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Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Herman, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
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  2. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    Scandinavian Architecture

    Oslo Opera House
    original.

    original.

    original.

    Copenhagen New National Theater across from Opera House
    original.

    Copenhagen Opera House
    original.
     
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  3. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    One from Washington, DC / North Virginia

    The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - National Air and Space Museum:

    original.
     
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  4. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Thanks for the great pictures posted here. You know i'm not a fan of modern architecture at all... How about you?
     
  5. P.H

    P.H SC Regular

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    Apr 4, 2011
    Derby, UK
    The Scoop on the South bank on the Thames, it's an odd shape, hard to photograph level!
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    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.
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  6. neat

    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.
     
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  7. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Not my photos but this LINK is worth a peek for some unique buildings.
     
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  8. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    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! :drinks:

    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.
     
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  9. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
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  10. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Two of Seattle's strangest and most interesting structures:

    The Public Library:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/6033543377/" title="The Library by ramboorider1, on Flickr"> View attachment 40036 "1024" height="683" alt="The Library"></a>

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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.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/6033531847/" title="The Experience by ramboorider1, on Flickr"> View attachment 40039 "1024" height="683" alt="The Experience"></a>

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    The part nobody wants you to see, but its still pretty cool, even if its where they leave the trash...
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/6033537241/" title="The backside of the Experience by ramboorider1, on Flickr"> View attachment 40042 "1024" height="683" alt="The backside of the Experience"></a>

    -Ray
     
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  11. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Ray, these are so cool! Seattle is so cool and it's not even raining!:biggrin: 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.
     
  12. P.H

    P.H SC Regular

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    Apr 4, 2011
    Derby, UK
    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.
     
  13. Michael T

    Michael T SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 31, 2011
    The High Plains
    Michael
    Chevron Tower

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/meterpening/6071379214/" title="Enron_Tower by mterpening, on Flickr"> View attachment 40536 "379" height="640" alt="Enron_Tower"></a>

    This is used to be the Enron building in Houston, it belongs to Chevron now.
     
  14. Michael T

    Michael T SC Top Veteran

    646
    Jul 31, 2011
    The High Plains
    Michael
    The Waffle House

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  15. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
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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.
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  16. Aushiker

    Aushiker SC Veteran

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    May 20, 2017
    Fremantle, Western Australia
    Andrew
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    WAC #2 The Fremantle Lodge by Andrew Priest (Aushiker), on Flickr

    This photograph continues my social history project documenting both the mundane and the interesting in the City of Fremantle and surrounding areas through the medium of Waymarking [1].

    This building is the home of Freemasonry in Fremantle, a masonic lodge formed out of the amalgamation The Applecross-Fremantle Lodge No 2 and Lodge Invicta Parmelia with Thistle No 180 in August 2010.

    In respect to the building, its construction commenced in 1957. A little history of Freemasonry in Fremantle leading to the current location of the lodge is published by Heritage Western Australia [2].

    "The original Masonic Hall was located at the corner of Mouat Street and Marine Terrace, and opened in 1877. This continued to be the lodge of the Fremantle Masons until 1958, when a new Masonic Hall was opened for Fremantle Lodge no.1033. Initially identified as being in Amherst Street, the place was constructed as a substantial two-storey brick building, including two lodge rooms (60x40ft at ground floor, and 53x40 ft at first floor) and two ‘festive board halls’, each equipped with kitchens. A newspaper article announcing that the place has begun to be used, dated 5 June 1958, notes that only the smaller lodge room and its associated hall below had been fully completed at that time. The original Masonic Hall was purchased by the Navy Club at this time."

    [1] WAC #2 The Fremantle Lodge, Fremantle, WA, Australia - Masonic Temples on Waymarking.com

    [2] Reference:
    Heritage Council (n.d.). Fremantle Masonic Hall, Chalmers Street. Retrieved from inHerit - State Heritage Office
     
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