Thought i'd upload something a bit different today.
This is the Marine Building in downtown Vancouver. One of the very few Art Deco architectures we have here. What you're looking at is the main entrance doorway, or should i say, just above the double doors. The doors are 2 wooden turnstiles, and they themselves are very attractive.
I wanted to get a close up view of the designs and patterns. Funny how you can walk past a building dozens, hundreds of times and not realize the beauty it can hold if you don't look closely enough.
The Marine building was completed in 1930, at a cost of
$2.3 million, and its most recent property value is at $22 million.
The colors and designs are meant to evoke a sea/ocean theme. You can make out Sea Flora, Fauna, a large Vessel, all presented in Sea-Green colors mixed with Gold.
The building has been used in countless Major production Hollywood Movies and TV shows. If visiting Vancouver, don't miss out on 355 Burard Street.
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emka (64144) 2011-05-01 23:25
I am glad that you post something different as this detail in art deco style is wonderful. Indeed, there is a vessel, seahorses, waves, all in nice colours. Well done!
RhodieIke (9247) 2011-05-01 23:34
Hi Craig, Super photo of this fantastic Art Deco Architecture,love the colours and clarity, different for you, well spotted,Cheers Iain.
danyy (0) 2011-05-01 23:53
Somptueuse pièce Craig,
tu as choisi un cadrage symétrique ce qui est bonne idée, j'airais aimé voir cette oeuvre avec plus de recul, dans un WS par exemple.
J'aime ces nuances dorées et cuivrées. Une photo nette et précise.
jjcordier (67226) 2011-05-02 0:19
Surprenante entrée art déco que tu as superbement mise en image. J'aime beaucoup, personnellement, ton cadrage serré sur ce détail richement décoré.
carlosmarin (11954) 2011-05-02 0:27
Wonderful architectural detail, Art Deco style.
I like the symmetry of the picture, and the perfection of the decorative elements.
Nicou (105809) 2011-05-02 1:24
Fantastique iamge, quelle décoration de rue, avec ce doré et les tons gris, l'effet grphsique, tous ce beaux détail, quelle compo et image, superbe.
Bravo et amitié
siudzi (27757) 2011-05-02 1:42
Wow! This detail decoration is really wonderful and eye-catching. Perfectly well done. Thanks for sharing.
Ilducabianco (940) 2011-05-02 2:13
i'm fond of Art Deco and so i was allured to this image on the other hand well composed -and quite symmetric- and very sharp.Its richness of details is well made here.I looked for other photos of this place in Google Maps and i must to admit to be pleasantly surprised by it.Very elegant in its lines.Another place that i didn't know.
SnapRJW (23656) 2011-05-02 2:19
Hello Craig - This is an very impressive detail of the doorway captured crisply with and with excellent colour management. The Art Deco design is breathtaking. Do you know what materials were used to achieve the subtleties of colour? Super post. Best wishes Rosemary
snunney (72716) 2011-05-02 4:02
Certainly an out of the ordinary image from your gallery and a very fine one at that. I like very much the symmetrical composition and the superb tones and textures. The intricate detail in the beautiful decoration is very well rendered indeed. Well done.
gildasjan (39558) 2011-05-02 4:06
Une très belle harmonie de teintes pour cette image nette et bien exposée.Bien réalisée cette composition centrée.
timecapturer (37068) 2011-05-02 4:18
a wonderfully detailed and sharp image of this beautiful art deco door. The light brings out all the stunning intricate patterns and symmetry. A superbly controlled and presented shot!
Sergiom (45441) 2011-05-02 5:10
Magnifique adresse qui semble être de l'art déco comme on en voit dans les adresses de prestiges newyorkaises. Tous les détails sont magnifiques .
peppe59 (14551) 2011-05-02 5:34
very well composed and very interesting this image, light fantastic!!
JFS (32453) 2011-05-02 6:10
Escellent frame to appreciate this nice ArtDeco door full of details. Thanks Craig!
lilito (3456) 2011-05-02 8:33
Quelle merveille! J'ai l'impression de pouvoir toucher des couches et de couches, tellement il y a du contraste et de la profondeur! Bravo pour cet effet 3D!!!
npecanhuk (56368) 2011-05-02 8:55
Although exaggerated, I really like the art déco architectural style!
In New York City and Miami there are lots of similar examples!
Truly attractive picture with excellent colors, exposure, vertical format, level of sharpness, black borders and composition!
TFS - congrats,
worldcitizen (5619) 2011-05-02 9:35
These are the kinds of details that I like. The maritime motif is great, and not just the ship above the doors. I like the little seahorses and the other art deco gems in your photo, too. Very sharp and well-framed.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-05-02 13:27
a superb photo of this beautiful architecture with splendid details, the composition is spectacular, the realization is excellent as usual, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
tatadalou (3975) 2011-05-02 15:02
Nice architectural close-up with good sharpness. I like the sweet metallic tones.
delpeoples (48634) 2011-05-02 15:03
Talking of people losing their bodily functions, wow I almost did when I saw this. I LOVE Art Deco and this is such a magnificent example of it. I can see why they'd use it in films. Love the close-up, the textures, the amazing details. A classy shot of a classy place. Would love to see more of this building it's awesome. Have a good evening, hope you've recovered from your voting.
adramad (30925) 2011-05-02 17:48
A wonderful close-up, which show us this exquisite design art deco, I love the many details that I can look in the picture, I think the whole facade should be ideal.
Are appreciative of the brightness and image quality is all very clearly, a different job and masterful. Congratulations.
Have a nice week. Best regards.
dkmurphys (42493) 2011-05-03 0:58
Impressive decorations, a true work of art there. Interesting elements and fine management of light. Good work, well seen.
cagla (3794) 2011-05-03 4:20
Hi Craig, Beautiful details of this elegant architecture. Vertical framing and pov are very good to obtain this symmetry, Light and colors are also very good. Tfs.
s_lush (16048) 2011-05-03 4:23
I have never seen such a richly and aesthetically decorated doorway. It was a very good idea to capture such a beauty. You have made this perfectly well, with all details being visible excellently. Great job!
paololg (31446) 2011-05-03 11:40
Splendid detail, dear Craig, a perfect photo to show your cleverness and photographic precision. Amazing sharpness and pleasant symmetry as in a kaleidoscope. Excellent work!
Ciao have a nice Wednesday!
Silvio1953 (105527) 2011-05-03 12:36
Ciao Craig, great view of beautiful original decoration, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Charo (51208) 2011-05-03 14:56
Very nice this decoration on the doors of the building. The work is very artistic and unique.
The composition is excellent, with excellent symmetry and detail.
jlbrthnn (79789) 2011-05-03 15:00
At first, it is necessary to say that the photo is of a remarkable quality! On the other hand this work of art is any ausi remarkable and interesting. Excellent light and neatness. Congratulations.
Have a nice day
francio64 (38254) 2011-05-03 18:44
Hi my friend,
I'm here! :-)) How are you?
At the moment I am in Sydney.
Bella immagine con dettagli ben catturati ed eccellente qualità fotografica.
josepmarin (56481) 2011-05-04 3:00
yes, now I have seen that you also presented a photo of a wonderful Art-Déco sample, it's very funny!
It is an excellent close-up on the fantastic main entrance of this building, which offers us its rich and elegant decoration with all its details, because of a great sharpness.
I like the game of light and shades on these nice elements, and the beautiful colors that you have obtained.
Is a beautiful composition.
jhm (127995) 2011-05-04 5:13
Lovely interior shot with a fantastic presentation
Excellent perspective and depth picture.
Nice subject too.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
ManuMay (33975) 2011-05-04 9:12
Very beautiful ArtDeco!!
Great colour tones and textures, richtextures play, very well captured, light has been perfectly handled deserving a warm and smooth taste fitting really well to the place...Great!!!
Have a nice day...
SWEETFREEDOM (19930) 2011-05-05 11:29
excellent detail the art deco design are very nice, light and colors perfect.
Hansaphotos (6071) 2011-05-05 13:14
What a building. Amazing architecture and an excellent example of that architectural style. Excellent light and colour management. Again splendid details. There is something like the church over this, maybe because it`s almost a cross-like formation. Excellent work, Craig.
Best regards, Erling
kiks (11601) 2011-05-06 2:08
Fabtastic artdeco details you show us here. The details are beautiful and the filterd light very warm and clear. LOvely.
jafadabret (56497) 2011-05-06 23:26
Notre époque redécouvre le charme et la beauté des réalisations Art Deco. Ta photo est excellente pour mettre en valeur le graphisme et les belles couleurs de cette œuvre.
siolaw (37642) 2011-05-07 11:34
Good symmetric framing of the architectural details under a bright and well managed light.
Colours and sharpness are first class.
korbee (6555) 2011-05-11 14:14
Thsi was a superbe period for all kinds of desighns,buildings graphic and many other things,in our Amsterdam its also still full of it,this looks classic Craig!.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-05-12 22:55
I thank you for your very generous critique on one on my photos.
At the first look, what astonishes me is your total control over your camera work. Absolutely beautifully rendered colors and texture, and clarity of this image is an achievement in itself. This particular work reminds me of Chrysler building in NY. These were the days we had different expectations for what we built. I am very glad that you have found this beautiful work of art. I have only been to canada once in my life, I would very much like to go back and discover its beauty one day.
I thank you again.
Have a great weekend ! ! !
gmg (4202) 2011-05-26 10:12
Very nice architectural detail. I musr admit I love Art Deco and this building will be a real must-see for me if I'll eve manage to visit Canada!
Nice details and very interesting composition.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (45588)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-07
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 17-70mm F4
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2011-05-01 23:05