I'll make this the last on these - the top of a tower: -
I'll make this the last on these - the top of a tower: -
Sure everywhere has its messy areas. We've had more than a few over the last 30+years this side of the Irish sea. I don't have a picture of the Battersea power station here. It's untidy, a bit on the old side, a bit ugly (is this me I'm describing...?) - but is IS truly majestic looking. It's near you - so next time you pass by - take a pic and post it here.
floating casino in manila bay (philippines)...
Great Pics everyone. This is the old Colt firearms factory in Hartford, CT. They are trying to turn it into shops and apartments.
Here are some shots of Edinburgh castle taken with my Olympus C40Z before at medium quality. This was before I found this site & was still trying to cram a lot of shots onto a small smartmedia card! Daytime one first.
Castle at night.
This was taken from the appartment we rented framed by the window & using flash to light the room.
The appartment was lovely bye the way, very clean, right next to the castle and the owners were lovely, couldn't have been more helpful (I've no connection so this is unbiased we just had a lovely weekend in a brilliant city).
Last one, one night the fog came down & this gave a slightly painting like quality to the scene. All these shots are straight out of the camera no post processing at all. I just cropped the window one to centre it a bit better.
Here's another blast from the past. Little Moreton Hall in Cheshire UK taken a couple of years ago on a family visit.
I don't know what this building is, but it looks interesting. Placed near the Oklahoma State Capitol.
Chileous - I love the lighting on your builing shot - and it's quite an odd/unusual one as well. Nice one!
Here's a couple I took whilst working in Croydon yesterday - firstly
an odd looking thing - just by East Croydn Station
And I can see this clearly from the top of my building - I have posted other pics of this one before (sorry - but it's interesting) We call it the threepenny bit building
& This is as you drive you to it from my building ...it was against the light so sorry for the poorer quality
Ooooh, I have lots of building pictures, but I'll have to get out the DVD I burned them to and re-crop some of them to share. Melbourne is full of gorgeous high Victorian buildings, and I love to photograph them. :)
In the meantime, though, I have this handy, taken just a couple weeks ago. It's the inside of Melbourne Central, a shopping centre in the heart of Melbourne's CBD (which also happens to have a good-sized train station below it). The tower is the old shot tower, which was once the tallest building in Melbourne. It's now totally enclosed in this glass pointy dome thingy inside the shopping centre, and even that isn't close to being the tallest building in Melbourne any more (Melbourne has what used to be the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, but a couple others have now been built that outdo it, but I digress).
Oh, dear, I got started on a topic that I adore: Melbourne architecture! Better stop or I'll be at it all day... ;)
Bonni, Bonni! Don't stop!!Quote:
Originally Posted by bonni
We're all interested here, and your single shot shared has whet my appitite
to see more of your Melbourn (and elswhere?) building pics.
Get those DVD's out and let's see some more.
Thanks for joining in.
BWAHAHAHAH!!! You asked for it.... ;)
This isn't a particularly interesting shot, but the building is somewhat intereresting, as it was Australia's tallest, and is Melbourne's tallest. Until fairly recently, it was the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere. It's officially named The Rialto, but it's sometimes known as Bruno's Big Erection, after the developer (Bruno Grollo) who built it.
Interestingly, now that The Rialto isn't the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere any more, Bruno has plans for and is building an apartment building that will be taller and will be the world's tallest residential building (or the one with the highest level with residential space, I can't remember).
Anyway, The Rialto, viewed from the middle of the Yarra River (standing on the foot bridge that crosses between Flinders Street Station and the South Bank complex).
This was taken with my old digital camera, a Kodak CD3400.
The Victorian Artist's Society Building. It's not a great photo, but unfortunately, this very interesting building is now surrounded by big, ugly 20th century buildings and has poles and street lamps and such in the way, so this is about the best you can get (I guess it'd be better on a day when the light is better; this day was overcast and things look a little "flat").
According to their website:
The Building is on the Register of the Historic Buildings Council and listed with the National Trust of Victoria.
The Victorian Artists Society building was designed by Richard Speight Jnr., who won the competition for its design. The building incorporated the original studio built by Corben and Stuart for the Victorian Academy of Arts in 1874. The winning tender was submitted by William Massey and the building completed in 1892.
Bonni - that's the way!
Just keep popping those interesting morsels in and we'll keep lapping them
up. This is what this thread is all about and your contributions are very
Still close to home, for me, and more from my Sunday at work set.
This one is just round the back/beside East Croydon station (Surrey England)
Very close to my work. It's where the guys all go for a drink and where we
have our Christmas dinner too.
Wow, I love that juxtaposition of the modern (those towers look suspiciously 70s to me, like some of the others you've shared ;)) and the more antique.
Maryborough Train Station, which is quite some distance from Melbourne.
Quoting from a tourism site for the area:
(Now I would have spelled that "defunct" but I'm American by birth, so what would I know? ;))Quote:
When Mark Twain visited Maryborough in the 1890s he described it as 'a railway station with a town attached'. It sounds like a rude remark but the Maryborough Railway Station is a wonder tobehold. It is huge and gracious: a vast 25-room edifice which is surely Maryborough's finest building. Erected in 1890, it is a red-brick structure with plenty of stucco trimming for contrast. Highlights include the ornate clock tower, Flemish gables, massive portico, marble dressing tables in the women's toilets, some attractive wrought-iron work on the verandah, oak wall panels and one of the longest platforms in the Southern Hemisphere. There are 14 tracks, although the railway line is now sadly defunkt.
My brother-in-law is an absolutely rabid train fancier, and he organized a big presentation for an anniversary of the station. Apparently the Minister for Transport was there, among other interested parties (mostly train fanciers and locals, and a few journalists with cameras).
Anyway, here it is, the train station that has a town attached. I find it very sad that it's not really in use any more (although it is, at least, still maintained, and I understand there are offices and other things inside now).
Lovely photo - nice vivid lighting/colours as well.
How do you get a quote to appear in the middle of your text?
I can only get a quote at the start by hitting the quote button
when I reply.
Just for a change - the other side of the water from me
back in march I visited the west coast with my Son Jack & his school.
There are so many obvious buildings I could show - but here's one
that caught my eye as we passed in the coach.....(Vegas)
I just manually type the quote commands: [ quote ] [ /quote ] (take out the spaces).Quote:
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Melbourne again. :) This is the side of the very ornate high Victorian formal entryway for the Melbourne Town Hall.
This is the Gillette Castle located in East Haddam, CT. Built by William Gillette, most known for being the actor who portrayed Sherlock Holmes, between 1914 and 1919.
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Here's a building from downtown Houston.
This one is the Regency Tower in Dallas. You can see almost the whole city from above.
Woah, love that shot of the Regency Tower! Talk about a big erection... :p
And if you want to see better the top of this "big erection", here you go.
And the view from it.
I've been away on my travels for a while (work and play). Will post some evidence later. In the meantime, here's a shot of a temple (foreground) and palace (background) from the Bang Pa-in complex, Bangkok, Thailand.
quezon memorial monument (quezon city, philippines)
The Liberation Tower was built in 1996 in Kuwait City. Its pinnacle reaches 372 m (1221 ft). The name refers to Kuwait's liberation in February 1991 at the end of the first Gulf War.
These water towers are dispersed throughout Kuwait (mostly dry and hot desert country) to collect water from rainfall.
Firas - fascinating water towers - they look great in your night shots!
Here's a building in the middle of Ledbury (England) near the Malvern hills
Taken last year (about this time last year in fact) with the C-740UZ
Thanks Geoff :) You've got lots of interesting buildings there from the UK. You could put together a whole album of UK architecture!
Building in London - 30 St Mary Axe
Giesel Library at the school I attend - the University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Wow ......some really great shots guys, its great to see this thread still going, I've not posted in here for a while so thought it about time a made a visit.
Heres the top of a church tower that can be seen from most places around our town..........
Ok, sort of the right theme, albeit a building (a clock tower, Inverness, Scotland) with something interesting happening on it..
Well caught.....certainly adds extra interest....Quote:
Originally Posted by Fz5_newbie
Here are a few a took in Dorchester yesterday, hope you like.....