Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday Photo(s)

This week's photos are from last week's trip to downtown Seattle. I haven't had much time to sort through the photos, but here are a few.

This first one is of the courtyard near the Federal Building. Believe it or not, it was made out of the remains of the Burke Building, which used to stand in that spot.
Image credit: Cujo359

Here's the sign for the old building, which is now built into a wall of the courtyard:
Image credit: Cujo359

A little further on is this building, which is the downtown branch of the Seattle Public Library:
Image credit: Cujo359

Some folks think this building is stylish. To me, it's an acquired taste.

In the same general area, we happened to spot this halo around one of the skyscrapers:
Image credit: Cujo359

Believe it or not, that's a panorama of two different photos. I'm amazed it came out so well.

That's all I had time to do this week. Hopefully, I'll have the rest done in the next couple of weeks. As always, click on the images to enlarge. Have a good Sunday.


Suzanne said...

impressive halo cujo

Suzanne said...

oh crap, hit the button too soon... was gonna add that the photographs were just as impressive

Anonymous said...

Nice pictures. I always thought of libraries as being warm and inviting and not some building that looks as if it would shatter with a single sneeze. Of course, that gives more validity to being quiet in the library, but it would make me think twice about entering!

Cujo359 said...

Thanks, Suzanne.

Small libraries and local branches often fit that description, Anonymous. Bigger urban center libraries have often been more imposing, though. There does seem to be a trend to stamp out those friendly branches wherever they are though, if King County's recent efforts are any indication.