Pixie

Pixie

Posted on 06/24/2009


Photo taken on June 24, 2009


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Höfðatorg
Reykjavík
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tower
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clouds
glass
sky
This is so 2008


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So 2008

So 2008
This large building/tower of glass is a monument of 2007/2008. They started building it with the intention of filling it with offices, companies and shops... and then came the depression and the financial crash of late 2008. All they could do was to finish putting in the glass (to get rid of the wind whistling through the building) ;o) and now it stands empty as a reminder of different times...

I took this one from my office window on May 25, 2008 when they had just started the build :o)



And here you can see a part of the progress :o)






Anne Zielinski, Weegee, Tryggvi Sigfusson, Chaos (カオス) and 18 other people have particularly liked this photo


37 comments - The latest ones
Nada
Nada
this looks very nice with the light at the top
9 years ago.
Pixie has replied to Nada
Thank you so much Nada :o)
9 years ago.
Ragnheidur
Ragnheidur
Mikið djö.... (roðn) er þetta flott hjá þér Bergstór (fliss)....!!!!!

Ótrúlega coooool sería!
9 years ago.
Pixie has replied to Ragnheidur
Haha... takk geggjæðislega Ragga! :D
9 years ago.
John
John
Crazy how things go, but it will be finished one day!
9 years ago.
Pixie has replied to John
I believe that too... thank you so much John :o)
9 years ago.
Viola
Viola
But there is sun shining at the top of the building - it must be inevitably good sign for better times that will come for all of us. I keep my finger crossed anyway.
In terms of photo - beautiful work: perspective, cadrage, light.
Big hug, my friend!
9 years ago.
Pixie has replied to Viola
Thank you so much for your kind words Viola...and a big hug to you :o)
9 years ago.
cinghiospol
cinghiospol
This building seems like a light generator in your pic, dear Begga!

But... it doesn't generates light and... unfortunately doesn't generate workplaces! :-|

My compliments for the pic and for the stories you put under the pics (I love them!!!!).

Ciaoooo
9 years ago.
Pixie has replied to cinghiospol
Thank you so much Paolo... so glad you like them! Ciao! :o)
9 years ago.
Teutzzzza
Teutzzzza
wonderful picture Pixie

you had a great patience.. i tried once .. but didn't manage to take the pictures in every season...i guess i'll have to try again

Beautiful image despite of it's tragic destiny ..
9 years ago.
Pixie has replied to Teutzzzza
Thank you Teo! This building is right next to my work place so I really didn't have to wait, I just went out when the light was right... and the other three photos/panos were taken out of my office window ;o)
9 years ago.
Chris82
Chris82
I like this play with the sun on photos!
9 years ago.
Pixie has replied to Chris82
Thank you so much Chris! :o)
9 years ago.
Matzefatze
Matzefatze
Nice reflections. I like it!
9 years ago.
Pixie has replied to Matzefatze
Thank you so much matzefatze :o)
9 years ago.
Nadine
Nadine
Le soleil, à l'angle de l'immeuble....deux géants se rencontrent - belle photo
9 years ago.
Pixie has replied to Nadine
Thank you so much Nadine... two giants meet... I like your choice of words :o)
9 years ago.
Berny
Berny
great documentation Pixie!
9 years ago.
Pixie has replied to Berny
Thank you so much Berny :o)
9 years ago.
JoJo
JoJo
Beautiful capture Begga:) The light is top notch!
9 years ago.
Pixie has replied to JoJo
Thanks JoJo! Great to see you back :o)
9 years ago.
macc
macc
Me gusta el detalle del sol en la punta
9 years ago.
Pixie has replied to macc
Thank you so much macc :o)
9 years ago.
twelvetwentynine
twelvetwentynine
wow i remember this cold snowy picture, was one of the first i was commenting, i guess. makes fun to see the final building now. great documentation!
9 years ago.
Pixie has replied to twelvetwentynine
The final building is very impressive yes, and really fun to photograph with the sky being reflected in all the windows ;o)
Thank you so much nanny :o)
9 years ago.
Rafcallà
Rafcallà
So beautiful Pixie ***********
9 years ago.
Pixie has replied to Rafcallà
Thank you so much Raf :o)
9 years ago.
Knut Photos
Knut Photos
Well done.
9 years ago.
Pixie has replied to Knut Photos
Thank you so much Knut! :o)
9 years ago.
Kristinn R.
Kristinn R.
Töff mynd. Áttu eitthvað af myndum sem sýna byggingasöguna. Arkitektinn sem teiknaði þessa kofa
:-)) gæti haft áhuga, en hann er góður vinur minn.
8 years ago.
Pixie has replied to Kristinn R.
Takk takk... nei því miður á ég bara þessar fjórar sem eru hérna fyrir neðan myndina. Tók þær út um gluggann í vinnunni :o)
8 years ago.