Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Then and Now

Architecture defines the centuries, and here in the Adelaide CBD the 19th and 20th centuries are very apparent. The city is less than 200 years old, and the neo-classical styles that defined grandeur 150 years ago are now almost quaint, though the size and stylistic inventiveness of modern buildings has often been criticised as lacking the inherent dignity of prior centuries. This is a view of Adelaide's tallest building, taken from Currie St in April, 2009, and was technically an exercise in composition, balancing the vanishing point symmetry of different structures in different alignments to create a pleasing, vertiginous, image. Sharpened only. Fuji FinePix S5600, automatic. Image by Mike.

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