Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hancock Tower

Viewed from the steps of the Boston Public Library.

22 comments:

J Bar said...

Great shot.
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lewi14 said...

Wow. It's an impressive building. Great shot.

Tash said...

Very intersting set of lines...the figure (is it the muse of learing?) and then the shapes of the two buildings overshadowed by the magnificent tower. Masterful POV>

Irina said...

Great shot.
They are everywhere and win (I mean modern skyscrapers) but I do not feel harmony in them in comparison with old architecture.

cieldequimper said...

Fantastic angle.

Barbara said...

A great shot. The angle is great. You also brought back memories as I used to work at the Hancock gift shop on the top floor of this tower.

Barbara

Jilly said...

How fabulously you've framed this shot. It's beautiful.

Mirela said...

Fantastic, I love the contrast between the high-rise and the sculpture in the corner...

Malyss said...

Great!!the picture is so strong! What a contrast between the dark old fashion statue and the modern tall building! Like a symbol of past and future..

John said...

Really like the viewpoint and the flag just adds that bit of interest in the middle.

brattcat said...

Marvelous composition.

hip chick said...

I really like this picture as well. It is sort of an old building now. It seems like it was one of the last buildings that they built to look good. Many of the newer things they build are more to be cheap to build and upkeep. Remember when they first built this and the windows kept popping out? Please tell me you remember and I'm not that old.

Harriet said...

You really out-did yourself to get all of this in one photo. What a great composition.

Hip chip: I remember the popping panes of glass...what year was that? I can't remember if I was living there when it happened or if I just heard the stories....the years play tricks with the memory...

Hilda said...

Love the reflection of the sky on the building. And what a gorgeous composition!

Lois said...

What a beautiful shot of this building! I really like the angle.

B SQUARED said...

This has to be the bast viewing angle I've ever seen of The Hancock.

jennyfreckles said...

Fantastic picture - and once again it shows how the old and new buildings sit alongside each other so well in your lovely city.

Youth_in_Asia said...

Beautiful! I was out snapping photos in Boston all weekend. The vista from the public library is great, isn't it? I also went over to the top floor of the 100 clarendon garage and got a really imposing view of the Hancock. Great shot.

joo said...

It's great a great photo - composition is superb!

Light and Voices said...

The figure in front really helps draw attention to the Hancock building. Fantastic image!
Joyce M

Jacob said...

I'd guess this is in your top ten list! Superbly composed with wonderful light and color and it portrays regally the Hancock building!

Steffe said...

Oh, yes. This is a good one.