Friday, March 5, 2010

Scenic Sunday - A modern twist

Two recent photos taken during the morning commute.

The first is a new C-train station in Calgary - a modern glass and steel structure which, while purely functional, offers a little forethought and style to the sometimes mindless boxy architecture in this city. Those not opting to use the train rush past in their cars, racing against the 4-carriage trains to see who can make it downtown first!

This second picture - God, I love the hues of that sky at dawn - is the funky glass canopied entrance to a new underground car park. Again - simple but stylish - there is no padding or fluff on the inside, bare steel on view, but a striking shape in a mixed landscape.

Enjoy your Sunday.

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  1. interesting modern achitecture, my favourite is the carpark entrance, looks mighty and great and the sky on that one is lovely

    Christina, sweden

  2. The first photo is nice to look at with the "arch" on both sides and the lights. Good perspective in the second - I thionk I'g get a crick in my neck looking up at that.
    Melbourne Daily Photo

  3. Both buildings are quite striking, and your sky is so blue, spring must have arrived in Canada.

  4. Very modern, striking and beautiful! I just love it when cities and companies bother to spend time, talent and money for the design of such necessary and functional structures.

    Have a sweet Scenic Sunday!

  5. Pretty cool architecture! Love the pics.

  6. Gorgeous skies! The architecture in these is very cool... much nicer than the functional boxy stuff you usually see and commuter stations. This looks almost welcoming. :)

  7. Incredible architecture. And, I agree with the fabulous sky...such rich deep color. Wow!

  8. Love the second picture .... for the architecture and the lovely blue sky!

  9. The sky truly is beautiful at dawn, isn't it? There has to be some reward for getting up so early! ;)

  10. Wow, nice one, Calgary!

    That sky is gorgeous. Great photos, Ann.


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