Architectural contrasts

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Will, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Will

    Will All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    I was in London yesterday and very struck by the contrast between two hotels on Russell Square. Similar scale but one Victorian, the other probably 1960s. I thought maybe a thread showing pairs of buildings on the same street from different era might be interesting to explore.


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    R0018464c by meaning_of_light, on Flickr

    R0018465a by meaning_of_light, on Flickr
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  2. Whoah! too right, contrast is an understatement. Great shots, Will.
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  3. Cool, I love cities that combine old and new together.
  4. retow

    retow All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    I shot this in Boston because of contrast in style, architecture/design from different areas. I hope it's ok to post it here. View attachment 2634
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  5. Will

    Will All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    Good example retow.
  6. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    the White House was completed in 1898, in Art Nouveau style. At 43 metres tall, it was for a while the tallest office building in Europe, and is by some considered to be the first skyscraper of mainland Europe. The Williams Bridge was completed in 1981.
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  7. Penny

    Penny Veteran

    Aug 26, 2010
    Outside Liverpool Uk
    Brilliant photo's Will and I know which I prefer, love to see more of this contrasting style, but of same purpose buildings not necessarily on the same street which isn't always possible....well not where I live.