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Posted on 08/02/2014


Photo taken on July 21, 2014


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Old and the new

Old and the new
The new library building towering over Baskerville House, Centenary Square..Art Deco style building built in the early 1930's..with a 2 story extension added in 2007.. the two new floors are of steel and glass and can be seen along the top right of the building. The statue bottom right is the King Edward VII Memorial sculpted by Albert Toft from Carrera marble...unveiled in 1913

╰☆☆June☆☆╮, JCW, Martin Froggatt, Keith Burton and 12 other people have particularly liked this photo


22 comments - The latest ones
Isisbridge
Isisbridge
Eek! Grow some creeper up it!
3 years ago.
Fortescue38
Fortescue38
That's a great angle - I like it. And the contrast between the two is remarkable.
3 years ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
What a dramatic contrast in styles and ages! Well done!
3 years ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
Great juxtaposition!!
3 years ago.
Rabbitroundtheworld
Rabbitroundtheworld
Gosh, I'd seen photos of the new building before, but hadn't realised its proximity to older buildings. Amazing juxtaposition.
3 years ago.
Sigmund
Sigmund
A great shot with beautiful contrasts. Lovely pov and excellent processing :-))
3 years ago.
yokopakumayoko Francesco
yokopakumayoko Franc…
Magnificent!

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3 years ago.
Blueman
Blueman
Great architecture
3 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
fantastic shot Gillie. You had a good stay there
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Great capture.
3 years ago.
Jon Smith
Jon Smith
super blend of architectures! congrats on EXPLORE
3 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Love the juxtaposition between the classical design & the statue, and then that amazing steel structure.

I tend towards the older, more classical style, but newer forms of architecture can look splendid, if done well (alas too few are)
3 years ago.
Kate
Kate
Woow, that's quite a contrast in architecture Gillie, I don't see a lot of city buildings in smaller towns, so I'm always amazed at the newer designs!

This is to acknowledge your participation in our group and it's very much appreciated. Thank you for posting this beautiful image here!

Best regards, Kate

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3 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
well taken
explore!
3 years ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
Congratulations on Explore!
3 years ago.
Evergreengirl
Evergreengirl
Super architectural shot that shows off the juxtaposition between the new and the old so well. I guess time marches on and it's this amalgamation of the new and the old that keeps cities alive and vibrant. I hate to see the old places go to ruin or just demolished for no particularly good reason to make way for the new though.
3 years ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
Fabulous shot.
3 years ago.
Eric PGT
Eric PGT
J'aime le contraste de sept images
3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Stunning architectural blend!

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3 years ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
This is one of the more unusual shots I've seen of the library and showing it from this perspective really shows the amazing difference in architectural styles, building materials etc. I'm still not sure if I like the newer building or not..........but I am sure I really like this well thought out shot!!
3 years ago.
JCW
JCW
Très étonnant!
3 years ago.
Pete C
Pete C
Wow! What a contrast in styles. Lovely shot.
3 years ago.