Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thursday Challenge #19: "Building"


"Pink Palace"
Raleigh, NC - March 2009 (Click to embiggen)
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14 comments:

Mojo said...

This is the NC Department of Public Instruction, the state agency that, among other things, oversees all of the various school boards in the state. The building is referred to (somewhat derisively) as the "Pink Palace" because of the pinkish faux stone used in its skin. the same architect must have gotten a lot of contracts in the city, because this same material and same basic design can be found in a number of buildings -- both publicly and privately owned -- all over town.

Liz said...

Nice - I like the quirky angles on the building and the pink against that super blue sky.

SandyCarlson said...

Similar design and materials must be a nice thing--a bit of harmony in the landscape? Of course, if you don't do pink, it's kind of a bummer. Sometimes when I see these horizontal stripes on a building I wonder if the architect would have gone all glass if he could have.

So you're in the pink. Now I know....

Asha said...

NOOO!!! There is only one "Pink Palace" in the World and that is in Jaipur (Hawa Mahal), India! :D

Amanda said...

That blue sky is a great contrast to the building, great shot!

2sweetnsaxy said...

What an interesting building. It made for a great shot. From the shape of it one would think you were looking at it's rippled reflection in water.

Jama said...

What an interesting pink building!

Shadow said...

looking back to all your beautiful old ornate buildings, why is modern suddenly so unappealing?

Mariz said...

Cool! Interesting choice for a building color. The design is nice. I like the way you composed the shot, showing the strong contrast against that blue sky and including that beautiful tree as foreground. Great!

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Nukke said...

Looks nice ! Those windows are interesting !!

Christy said...

i like this building

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

What an interesting shape of building. I like the angle too.

Daryl said...

What an unattactive bldg .. this bldg qualifies for drab .. tho the sky is truly upliftingly lovely

Myfanwy said...

Interesting angles. Good sky. Wonder if the interior matches the exterior!