Friday, September 18, 2009

Standing Tall

The Grace Of Architectural Contrasts

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


These two minarets stand proud and tall atop the old Forum Theatre. I shot this on Wednesday evening, as the clouds started to build up at dusk.

I had my long lens on, so I could have framed a tighter shot, but I wanted to include a contrast in styles and shapes. The spire in the distance is part of St Paul’s Cathedral.

St Paul's had a recent facelift, but the Forum, which is such a part of Melbourne's heritage and history, is suddenly starting (from the outside, at least) to look its age. Maybe there is a refurbishment plan around the corner ....

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12 comments:

ellen abbott said...

I love this. I hope the authorities, whoever they might be, don't let these beautiful minarets decay beyond repair.

Amanda said...

very nice... I love the building too!!! Happy SkyWatch =)

TechnoBabe said...

I like that you included the spire in the distance.

spacedlaw said...

Very baroque. What s the architectural influence for this bulb?

Golightly said...

It's been a while since I've stopped by. (or at least stopped long enough to comment...)

Love this shot, such wonderful architecture and a beautifully dramatic sky.

Shadow said...

that is beautiful architecture...

Raise Them Up said...

I like the contrasts. Cool picture!

Maggie May said...

I just love this photo. They look so mystical.

Cecily R said...

Such a beauty of a shot! I love the hint of light coming out of the clouds behind the towers.

Oh, AND. Wanna co-host with me next week??

Heidi said...

I love the colors on the roof. It is beautiful!
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Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Older building have so much more character. It is beautiful, I hope that it is refurbished.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

graceful grandeur!