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Hannover's Landesbank

A hop, skip and a jump away from Hannover's New Town Hall is Landesbank, one of Germany's largest commercial banks, based in Hannover.  Among other things, it is Germany's largest bank for national and international bond issues.

I took this pic on January 15 while waiting for the sun to completely set before taking the night photo of the New Town Hall.

It's clearly one of Hannover's biggest modern landmarks.



Hannover's Landesbank

A hop, skip and a jump away from Hannover's New Town Hall is Landesbank, one of Germany's largest commercial banks, based in Hannover.  Among other things, it is Germany's largest bank for national and international bond issues.

I took this pic on January 15 while waiting for the sun to completely set before taking the night photo of the New Town Hall.

It's clearly one of Hannover's biggest modern landmarks.



comments (19)

Very nice architecture shot here !
Have a great Sunday !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Zeb. The same to you.
hi,,
it's unique architecture of the building, nice stuff. good shot.
regards
Ginnie Hart: Thanks Dudee. I wonder if you see anything like this where you live in Indonesia?!
  • julischka
  • Germany, near Frankfurt am Main
  • 4 Feb 2007, 08:32
Interesting piece of architecture very well captured! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Julischka. smile
  • Ron S
  • 4 Feb 2007, 08:59
Wow! "Brutal" architecture but impressive. A good shot and nice light. I just wish I could see all of it at once. This is a problem I seem tpo have with all portrait format pictures on shutterchance. Does anyone have a solution?
Ginnie Hart: I've seen this issue discussed on the forum, Ron, because some want the landscape size to fill the screen better. Even with a larger monitor size, I still think you have to scroll up and down to see the whole thing. BUT, I'm not for sure. You can certainly click on your "discussion forums" link above and start a chat on this issue. I know Mal is a real advocate of larger landscape pics.

Anyway, thanks for leaving a comment!
EXcellent building, looks like lego.
Very nice shot
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Magnus, it DOES look like Legos! Thanks for your comment.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 4 Feb 2007, 14:48
It's interesting, I love the photo, but I am not sure if it's good "chi"! smile I don't know if I'd want to work on that floor that wants to be straightened out. I'm sure it's sound, and I'm not old fashioned about architecture. But it gives me a slight anxiety. wink

But it's a very nice shot!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Nicely said, Ruth. I tend to agree with you! smile

You're very kind. Thanks for your comment.
  • jelb
  • France
  • 4 Feb 2007, 15:07
Bonjour,
Stunning!..Colors are very nice..Well done!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Jelb. smile
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 4 Feb 2007, 16:29
Hiya Gramma Ginn. Very, very well photographed and I love the 2 Rubiks Cubes under the parapet! Super colours and contrasts, lovely focus and exposure. Real nice one. Many regards, Neil.-x-
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Neil. Thanks!
  • Ellie
  • 4 Feb 2007, 17:13
I'm trying to work out whether this reminds me more of a badly organised stack of shipping containers or a Jenga tower, where you remove rectangular blocks. It looks a mightily precarious sort of structure, but rather compelling to look at. Like Ruth, I don't think I'd be happy to work in the bit that's dangling over the edge.

Lovely picture all the same Ginnie, nicely composed with lovely clear colours smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ellie. It really makes for a nice landmark, doesn't it--at least to look at! smile
I like this one smile Sometimes arcitectural shots can be boring - this is not. Lovely blue colour - I like the different lines - it's like none of them are purely horizontal or vertical - that's adding tension to the pic in my point of veiw smile
Ginnie Hart: I took pics of this structure every which way, Aksel, and this was the one I decided to show. You're right--nothing very horizontal or vertical about it this way. Thanks for your comment.
un tres beau cadrage pour une tres belle photo, j'aime beaucoup la lumiere
Ginnie Hart: [Babel Fish: "a very beautiful framing for a very beautiful photograph, I like much the light"]

Thanks a million, Babylonezoo, for stopping by and leaving a comment.
Love it!

Pressing f11 to reduce the toolbar allows the picture to be seen full size on my screen. Press again to exit. ;-)
Ginnie Hart: AHA! I just learned something new, Ms. Josie. Wow. Thanks a million! smile
That's a strange design, the lights help boost this shot Ginnie well done smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks much, Chris.
Almost like a kid playing with Lego blocks! I took a pick on yesterday's one (from the window) and it was magnificent; sorry I missed it on real time! wink
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Samira. I think the architect was a kid. smile Thanks for stopping by.
  • Louis
  • back from endurance riding and baked in the sun
  • 5 Feb 2007, 08:23
The architecture and your abillity to reproduce it in a photo are both amazing.

I have recently read an article by a photographer of buildings. He gets commisioned by architects and building owners to take pictures of the buildings. He remarked that taking a building picture is difficult since you want to capture the soul of it and other than with humans, it will not turn its head to accommodate the photographer. So this guy will study the character of the building by observing it for the whole day at all different angles - then takes the pictures the next day providing that the weather holds.

With this long story - have you ever thought of creating a portfolio of buidlings and then go visit the architects and buidling owners?
Ginnie Hart: I see you're back from your riding, Louis! Hmm. Baked in the sun? Oh yeah, it's your summertime!

You are very kind with your comment--and so much info on how to photograph buildings, which I need to pay attention to. I think I was lucky with this one. However, I do have several shots of it, true, at various times of the day and different poses, and this is the one I like the best.

But no, I've never thought of creating a portfolio of buildings and then visiting the architects. But that would definitely be a mission! For someone. smile
A good time of day to shot an interesting building.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Daniel. It was almost dark, even though you can't totally tell it from this pic.
VERY nicely done! I really like this one. When I was in Germany I saw some of these glowing windows too, but never got a decent shot of them.
Ginnie Hart: It actually was much darker out than this pic shows, Martin (like the New Town Hall at night a couple pics before), so I felt lucky. I'm glad you are familiar with at least parts of Germany.

Thanks, as always, for your comments.
Really like the different angles and colours captured in this shot - very well done.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Bernie, for stopping by and commenting. I just saw your Gaudi pic. This isn't Gaudi, of course, but in some ways it's almost as crazy.
  • Clint
  • 7 Feb 2007, 13:53
This is a very interesting building. Nice photo of it.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks very much, Clint.

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