Sunday, October 09, 2011

Walking Queen

I was fortunate enough to be in a modern building admiring the view opposite to this beautiful pink ACA building in Queen Street. Sadly I did not have my camera so another day I took this photo. Click on it to see it properly.


This nearby building I have named Subtlety.

16 comments:

  1. They seem to come from an era when similar architecture prevailed in the major cities. We have similar buildings in Macquarie Street which at one stage was Sydney's Harley Street with all it's medical specialist rooms.

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  2. You can't beat the older style architecture its gives the buildings class and character unlike today's boring glass and concrete monstrosties :-).

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  3. I like the second one!

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  4. I like them both. Subtlety is not really so subtle when compared to her neighbors of straight clear concise lines. This is a really beautiful building!

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  5. Victor, I think Macquarie Street is similar to our Collins St where we had all the specialist medical services. However, we had Collins Street cockys, wealthy farmers, whereas were yours Pitt Street farmers?

    Too right Windsmoke. I try to like modern architecture, unsuccessfully.

    And I should think safe Fruitcake.

    Fen, the second is instantly likeable, whereas I think the first takes time and a bit of architectural experience to appreciate. Gosh that sounds pretentious.

    Rubye, anything but subtle. I don't think there are a lot of building in Melbourne like that one.

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  6. Teehee. Walking Queen.

    I used to work near these buildings. I love the second one - the old Safe Deposit Building - because it has a touch of the fairytale about it.

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  7. I love the old sandwiched between the new, we have a few of those in Adelaide, I guess they're everywhere. Yours is particularly pretty, it's been very well maintained.

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  8. FL, of course it should have been Walking Queen Street. It does look a bit like it should be in a Grimms Fairytale, very European I think.

    River, I would guess that it has been restored at some point.

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  9. WOW gems indeed. When will they [architects] come up with something more pleasurable to see than glass boxes.

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  10. Yes, wash your mouth out you pretentious snob ;)

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  11. Peter, don't you think the second building would look quite at home in Amsterdam?

    Gargled with listerine Fen.

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  12. The second building would look good on Rokin instead of the red stone facade of ABNAMRO-Pierson building.

    Just go to Google street view, Rokin, Amsterdam, Netherlands until you see that reddish monstrosity.

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  13. Pretty ordinary building Peter. Hmm, the Amsterdam Dungeon does not to appear to be what I first thought.

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  14. I've always loved 'Subtlety' and used to daydream about having an apartment on the top floor....

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  15. How very Peter Janson, Kath.

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