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Don't Throw Stones!

Now that I'm back in Atlanta for a few days, I'm gonna take a 180-degree swing away from the old European architecture to much of what Atlanta is known for:  the innovative, new and modern look. 

Today and tomorrow I'm showing two of these structures that aren't far from our home, taken on February 12.  These buildings are a dime a dozen.  Personally, I'm much more European in my architectural tastes.  But even I can say that there is beauty here.



Don't Throw Stones!

Now that I'm back in Atlanta for a few days, I'm gonna take a 180-degree swing away from the old European architecture to much of what Atlanta is known for:  the innovative, new and modern look. 

Today and tomorrow I'm showing two of these structures that aren't far from our home, taken on February 12.  These buildings are a dime a dozen.  Personally, I'm much more European in my architectural tastes.  But even I can say that there is beauty here.



comments (15)

I like the big bush in front to break up the overly clean lines of the building. Perhaps it could use a touch of perspective correction.
Ginnie Hart: I took several pics of this building, Martin, and then tried straightening this one several ways and never could get it to look exactly right. This is what I ended up with, for good or bad. Hey. It's Saturday!
well framed. i like the beauty in the sky and trees that surround this building.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Genevieve.
Looks great with the clear blue sky. I imagine it would look interesting with something to reflect back, as well.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Karen, about wishing it had something to reflect back. But at least this way, you also see "just" the building.
I like the title and the blue sky. But as you said these type of buildings are suddenly popping up everywhere. Back here in Mumbai, most of the new highrises look like glass houses!
Ginnie Hart: Man! I bet these are a dime a dozen everywhere, then!
  • Julischka
  • Germany, near Frankfurt am Main
  • 10 Mar 2007, 08:25
Hi Ginnie! Great colours! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Julia.
Impressive : the nature looks so fragile compared to this strong building. Very nice blues !
Ginnie Hart: But nature will hopefully outlive them all, right?! Thanks, Roland.
  • Ellie
  • 10 Mar 2007, 11:55
What a contrast! But hey, it's got the same lines as a phone box wink
Ginnie Hart: You made me laugh, Ellie. smile
Excelente fotografía, me gusta la combinación del edificio y el cielo.
Saludos

"Excellent photography, I like the combination of the building and the sky. Greetings"

Ismael smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ismael!
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 10 Mar 2007, 13:03
I hear you about historic European architecture, and isn't that one reason we go to Europe? But I wouldn't mind driving by this building every day. It's pleasing to look at, and maybe it's a wonderful environment inside with all those windows. Beautiful photo.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Yes, that's the reason we go to Europe, Ruth. It's just not the same here, for sure. But I'm trying to appreciate these structures, even though they really are everywhere.
I like this one very much : Bravo Ginnie and a nice Week end for you !!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mr. Zeb. You, too, have a great weekend.
Yep nice picture ... the building is really modern and sure looks all singing and dancing . I wonder if it's stone friendly
Ginnie Hart: HA! Not stone friendly, I'm sure, though I'm guessing stones would not break the glass. I liked your "singing and dancing" descriptor. Very nice image for these bright, modern buildings.
Very interesting. I love the blue sky but one hint for you, I think the photo is slightly off center or the building is crooked. Welcome back! Ok - I need to also set up a strategy to post more often here. Hopefully I can keep this up!
Ginnie Hart: I honestly can't tell you if/what is crooked or off-center about this building, Jen. I tried it many different ways and each time something else seemed not quite right. So this is what I ended up with, for good or bad!

Anyway, I just went to your site and see that you have back-dated several new pics, which no one will see! Are you aware that you can forward date pics, giving them dates ahead, that will then self-publish as soon as that day comes? That's what I would suggest you do, so that people can see your great pics! In fact, if I were you, I would take the last couple pics that you just added (they weren't there this morning!) and put forward dates on them for the next few days. That's the beauty of SC, to queue up pics for self-publishing!
Oh no it's going to fall. They can put a man on the Moon but they can't build a straight building. smile I think part of what is going on is that the building is so tall you are experiencing some distortion due to perspective. Note how the bottom is wider than the top. In these situations it is hard to get the perpendicular... Well basically perpendicular or straight as in straight up.

I like the contrasting colors of the glass reflecting the sky and the metal frame work reflecting the sun. Nice.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, John. I guess if the building were any taller, it would fall off to the vanishing point! smile I'm sure where I was standing didn't help a bit, but I needed to have some foreground trees for the bottom only. It was too stark when I saw the entire building from the base up. And in other shots, there were too many bushes/trees. So maybe this was a good pic for Saturday! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Mar 2007, 13:46
My 2 cents on old and modern posted on 11 March's blog. So I am somewhat of a retro worker.

These buildings can be photographic heaven. Sunrise, sunset, get on top of another one and catch its reflection in a nearby building, nite shots etc etc. You will see these buildings have moods. You can present so many faces of one building.
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean about the moods of these buildings, Louis. Atlanta is so big to see some of these places at different times of the day but that would definitely be a fun excursion!
  • madretz
  • SF Bay Area
  • 13 Mar 2007, 06:57
During my quick 1 hour visit to Atlanta in December, I was thrilled to see the modern skyline. I only wish I had more time to explore! Till I get the chance to visit Europe and experience truly old architecture, I'll enjoy the modern innovations as much as the older masonry of the east coast.
Ginnie Hart: These 2 buildings that I posted over the weekend are in the north perimeter area of Atlanta where there are lots of office buildings, Mad. The buildings you saw in the skyline from downtown are even more spectacular than these! They really do have their place, for sure, in today's modern world.

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