Friday, April 1, 2011

April Theme Day - Edges


The theme this month is "edges" and I thought I would show some of the edges of Boston City Hall, a victim poster child of the Brutalist yes, that is a real style of architecture. To view how others have interpreted the theme this month click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

19 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

You have indeed picked a building with a lot of edges.

I don't know about the rest of the building but this photo makes it look rather cold and foreboding, not welcoming of the people the way I would think that a City Hall should be. This looks more like a giant military pill box or bunker.

Luis Gomez said...

I love this image! What a great composition and use of the lines in the subject. The black and white an excellent choice, it gives the image a timeless feeling.

Jilly said...

Spectacular building and so many edges, but my goodness, what a stunning photo with that light, the figures and shadow. Love it!

cieldequimper said...

Oh what a fantastic photo.

Malyss said...

"Brutalist" is a perfect name! here, we would call that "stalinian style". the result is the same! BUT: the good side is that it allows to make wonderful pictures!Yours is so strong and impressive!

Nathalie said...

I just learned about Brutalism in architecture thanks to you. Wow, that's a blow! Your photo captures it beautifully and certainly fits today's theme!!!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Brutal fits! Rather like the Soviet era in Eastern Europe! :-)

Actually, I rather like the stark lines and edges.

Leif Hagen said...

The EDGES of those overhead steps make an optical illusion! Cool monochrome snap for theme day!

Jack said...

Perfect, perfect, perfect. I also really like the larger photos.

Lois said...

Very "edgy" and perfect for Theme Day!

joo said...

It's a superb photo, and you might be surprised, but I really appreciate Brutalist style in architecture. We have some interesting examples here in Poland:)

Irina said...

Great choice of edges for the theme day. And great b&w.

Irene said...

Great image .... and a nice monochrome. Love the lines and light! Well done!

Irene

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

awesome image for theme day. quite epic!

T. Becque said...

This is spectacular!

Regina K said...

I think this is one of the best edge photos. Well done!

Ali - Scituate Daily Photo said...

Excellent perspective! Nicely done!

Steffe said...

This is superb.

brattcat said...

Nice one!