I was talking the other days about buildings, and had this grand idea to put up a blog of all the shiny buildings I had taken photos of in various places. When I started to look through my backlog of photos, I realised that the shiny buildings were not really the most interesting buildings. This blog looks at the different types of buildings I’ve seen along the way. It’s not an exhaustive list, that would be near on impossible, but it represents some of those photos that I liked best, for whatever reason.
But let’s start with the shiny buildings. These I like for different reasons, they are always accentuated by an interesting sky, I prefer sunny, but also if you capture the glass right you can get a second image reflected as well. That sometimes just makes the shot.
The next few are also office buildings, but they sometimes have a different appeal for me. The third shot in Auckland was a building I lived in for over a year. Our apartment was a converted office space, with no plumbing. The residents on the floor all had to share a shower room down the end of the hall. The local Alcoholics Anonymous group had the room next door, which was difficult as these were my party years! There was a Mexican restaurant below us and a nightclub in the basement.
The next few are of colonial buildings I have seen along the way. My favorite was the ‘Atomic’ Building in Vientiane, Laos. It just has everything for me. I love the grand styles, but also the aged look of buildings that have seem history change.
The next set is I guess I seem to have taken a lot of shots of. That is buildings used for religious purposes, Churches, Mosques, Temples and Stupas. You find them everywhere, and they often stand out for their grandiose architecture and design. Whilst I do not understand this need to waste money on lavish places of worship, it is part of what we do as human beings so should be celebrated nonetheless.
The next three are just some of the stand out buildings I have seen, classic buildings known around the world.
But this final batch are my real favorites, they are mostly buildings with purpose, or some quirk that makes them interesting. These are what my photo library is really full of.
Once again, I hope you enjoyed. Thank you for visiting.