Saturday, March 14, 2009

Show & Tell Sunday March 15th

Some architectural shots I took in our downtown area while waiting for the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade to start.


I grew up in a very historical town - rich with architectural interest and plenty of mountains. So for me, it is fun to see many of these similar elements in whatever places I find myself since leaving home.


This one above and the one below are two of my favorites.

I thought this one was quite interesting. The building itself was rather ugly and plain for the most part, but up top on the roof it had something akin to brick pedestals with these urn-type things on them.


When I was trying to take this last shot - a man also waiting for the parade to start asked me what I was taking pictures of. He said I looked like I must have found something interesting and was wondering what it was. I told him I was just taking shots of some of the architecture around. Later during the parade I found out he was a photographer for our local paper. I guess he must have been hoping I had found something newsworthy! Nope, just windows and cornices.

Now, go look and see what the other kids have brought to Circle Time.

16 comments:

JamieD said...

Very pretty! It always breaks my heart to see towns tearing down the old buildings and replacing them with something modern and generic.

Kristin said...

Very cool shots. I have to wonder about the urns though.

Lollipop Goldstein said...

This is so funny because we drove out to Harper's Ferry today and I did the same thing: took pictures of all the buildings. Those are gorgeous shots.

Another Dreamer said...

Very cool. I love the way they used to put details like that into buildings, I wish they still did. I always thought of it as being like bringing art into everyday living.

The Steadfast Warrior said...

I too love architecture. I tend to photograph parts that randomly capture my interest.

Parenthood For Me said...

I love architecture and preserving historic sites and homes. I am glad that is coming back in style again. Preserve the past. Nice pictures!

Liv said...

Ha. Ha. love the bit about the local newspaper guy.

Great photos! I love architectural shots too.

Photogrl said...

Beautiful pictures!

As someone who has worked in the media...the story about the newspaper guy is classic. LOL.

Beautiful Mess said...

Those are beautiful pictures. Great angles and everything. My favorite is the third one. Thank you for sharing.

Coffeegrl said...

I love that the newspaper guy was looking for a story! How funny. Great pictures. :)

WiseGuy said...

Wonderful Indeed. In the city where I am currently residing the local style of buildings is being replaced by 'modern' architecture - often ugly.

What remains from the past has got these scruffy billboards, glow signs and hoarding covering it. It is sad!

infertilityrocks said...

I love finding the little treasures in our everyday landscape! That is the mark of a photographer.

Eve

Cara said...

Julia, I love that you look at things others would typically overlook.

I live in an old community too and often wonder how much time it took to create the intriciate designs on the buildings.

Ahhh- simpler times.

GINA and KEV said...

Nice shots. I really like the last one with the urn and letters.

Martha said...

Great pictures, I love architecture. Thanks for sharing.

Ali said...

Great pictures I would never have noticed all these little details..must pay more attention in future hehe

thanks

Ali xX