November 30, 2009

Albany details.

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10 comments:

Fred4Pres said...

Nice mix of corinthian and ionic columns on lower photograph.

ricpic said...

Without ornamental detail all these buildings would be boxes, unlovable boxes. But the architectural elect don't want to see that. So we get blank boxes ad nauseum.

traditionalguy said...

That doesn't look like Albany, Georgia to me. There are no cotton or peanut wharehouses.

Jason (the commenter) said...

I love the colors, shapes, and textures. So much to look at and enjoy.

MadisonMan said...

That pink/purple house is missing a detail.

edutcher said...

Jason (the commenter) said...

I love the colors, shapes, and textures. So much to look at and enjoy.

My sentiments, exactly.

Ann, you really need to do a book on your art.

MaggotAtBroad&Wall said...

As a man who grew up as a simple farm boy from Missouri, I enjoyed the third photo. My response will be bizarre to most people. So be it.

Every spring, my dad took my syblings and me out to hunt morel mushrooms. Morel mushrooms look almost exactly like the texture on the third photo....or like sponges.

One of our favorite hunting grounds was along creek beds that fed into the Missouri River.
So the reflection of the tree in the window, together with the texture of the building, immediately triggered a happy repressed childhood memory of hunting morel mushrooms.

Look at this photo of a morel and tell me that building's texture wasn't inspired by a famous edible fungus:

http://thegreatmorel.com/images/naturefront.jpg

Meade said...

I had to go up to that townhouse on State Street and touch those terracotta tiles of morels and fish scales.

Handmade, they were incredibly exquisite and kept drawing us back to look again and again, half a dozen times over the three days we spent in Albany.

AllenS said...

Everything looks good with a fresh coat of paint.

Fred4Pres said...

The best place to hunt for morels is where a brush fire occurred the year before.