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This structure and yesterday's are within shouting distance of each other, taken on the same day, February 12, not far from our home in Atlanta.  The city is FULL of such buildings--an architectural mecca for students who want to learn what can be done. 

More Glass

This structure and yesterday's are within shouting distance of each other, taken on the same day, February 12, not far from our home in Atlanta.  The city is FULL of such buildings--an architectural mecca for students who want to learn what can be done. 

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Beautiful reflections. I must admit, since it's something I can see normally every day, it's just not as fascinating as European architecture.. I'm missing the blue skies! It's been too long.
Ginnie Hart: It's interesting, Jen, because European architecture can be the same or different in the same kind of way as this modern stuff. But I think many of us from America are so mesmerized by the European structures that we can't help but be drawn to it. If I see something in the States that looks European, it has the same effect. Thanks for commenting, as always.
  • Julischka
  • Germany, near Frankfurt am Main
  • 11 Mar 2007, 09:26
It's reflecting the sky beautifully.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Julia!
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 11 Mar 2007, 12:01
Dialup is slower than normal this morning, so at most I can only get half of this Atlanta building. But I can see that the glass structure is reflecting the blue sky and your composition is perfect, as always, at least of the top half! Knowing you, the rest is spot on too.
Ginnie Hart: You are such a trusting soul, dear Ruth! smile Thank you so much.
  • El Dani
  • Gulubú
  • 11 Mar 2007, 12:53
Great composition and reflections. When you say that the city is full of such buildings, do you mean they are scattered all over the city or there is a hyper-modern district?
Ginnie Hart: They really are scattered all over the city, Dani, wherever there is new construction poppin up (which is everywhere!). Atlanta is a very spread-out city.
I like this one more than yestardays pic smile I love the reflections to the right on the building - that adds something unexpected for me, and I like that smile
Ginnie Hart: I like this one better as well, Aksel. There were even more around in this area but I picked just these two to show.
I like it very much once again !!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Zeb. But they're nothing like your frosty trees!
There's nothing wrong with new buildings like this as you have already pointed out but I do like them better when they mixed in with older styles as well like you get in London or even in New York. It's the different colors and reflections you get from them that I like best and this is a fine example of both.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Johnny, and just wish there were closer buildings in proximity here to catch their reflections. Atlanta is so spread out that it's hard to do unless you're in the downtown area.
  • paul
  • 11 Mar 2007, 20:40
I like the contrasting naturalness of the trees against the spectacular man-made structure
Ginnie Hart: I do too, Paul. Thanks for commenting.
Classy building you caught there Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: To be truthful, Chris, this is nothing compared to others closer to downtown Atlanta. I see them all the time when we drive to my MIL's house but we would have to get off the road somewhere for me to take pics of them. Some day I WILL do that (I keep telling myself).
  • Ellie
  • 11 Mar 2007, 21:13
Isn't it a glorious shade of blue, I wonder if they intended for it to blend in with the sky?

I don't really like tall buildings, but I have to say that the geometry rather fascinates me. This one's got such wonderfully clean lines. I'm sure they could use this picture as part of an advertising programme, you've made it look wonderful.

(Actually, I appreciate these pictures more than you may realise, having close relatives nearby who don't use a camera very often.)
Ginnie Hart: Oh, I forgot about your close relatives nearby. What else would you like to see? smile

I know what you mean about tall buildings. I'm guessing they're a good use of space in some instances but Atlanta is soooo spread out you'd think it wouldn't matter. I'm guessing it's more cost-effective to build up than out, because of the price of land.
Oh Nice shot Ginnie ! More impressive than the previous one.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Roland. This one is better. smile
I love the play of light and shade that emphasizes the shape of the building.
Ginnie Hart: The shapes of these buildings is what boggles my mind, Karen. These two that I've shown are nothing compared to others in Atlanta. Some day I will take a drive and get out of the car sepecifically to take pics of THOSE buildings.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Mar 2007, 13:41
This new architecture is most beautifull and eye pleasing (i think). I first noticed it in A'dam where some of the building will even be shaped to the company product, e.g. a building looking somewhat like a book for a publishing company.

I also like old architecture. I think we have lost it somewhat inbetween.

Great pic.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Louis. I always read your comments with interest!!!
  • madretz
  • SF Bay Area
  • 13 Mar 2007, 07:03
I really like how inventive modern architects are with shape and capturing light and finding unique ways of standing out. It's a field I would love to be a part of. I so enjoy walking through your "backyard" Ginnie! I always look forward to seeing more.
Ginnie Hart: Well, I can definitely tell you, Mad, that if you're ever close to Atlanta again (and I'm not in Europe), we will most surely get togther!
The lovely shade of the sky is a nice complement to the building.

The architecture is full of interesting angles, lines, and reflecting panes.
It is a feast for the eyes.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for backtracking, Red Pen, and leaving a comment. smile

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