As a native of Salt Lake, and living relatively close to the downtown area for a majority of the time I lived there, I had passed by this building countless times. It wasn’t until I had this view from a rooftop parking garage that it stood out from the crowd, something much more interesting than just looking up from street level. Funny how a different point of view can change an entire outlook on something!
I couldn’t find any detailed information on this building, other than it’s a downtown pub located on Main Street…at least the ground floor anyway, for all I know the entire rest of the building could be vacant!?
I’m not sure why, but the architecture reminds a bit of something I would expect to see in Belgium?? Anyway, I liked its style and the busy surroundings from this vantage point, giving it more of a “big city” feel…so I took a few shots. :) I intentionally left the right side of the frame open because I liked the two windows near the edge of the frame to aid in the depth, as well as add a little more geometric shape. Plus, there’s some sort of fan type sculpture in the far distance, near the upper right corner, that caught my eye.
I did include a WS version if you prefer a tighter crop to the pub building itself.
Thanks for stopping by.
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jemaflor (74044) 2013-10-23 4:03
Good vertical format for this architectural subject, interesting and well presented with good light and colors contrast, tfs.
Sergiom (45441) 2013-10-23 4:27
J'aime beaucoup le format de l'image qui suit parfaitement les lignes toutes en hauteur du pub. L'architecture est belle et l'immeuble bien entretenu. La lumičre le fait briller comme une vedette.
timecapturer (37068) 2013-10-23 4:56
spent yesterday up in London celebrating a mates birthday, and pubs obviously figured quite highly in the days events, but none as elegant and beautifully distinctive as this one. A super viewpoint and flattering light that brings out the relief and glorious detail. Nicely cropped and presented. Cheers!
Yes I do have a hangover too, and today is also currant bunny.
Noel_Byrne (13356) 2013-10-23 6:02
what, eh, did somebody say pub? I've been magically drawn to this image.....hahaha.
I like this building, as you say, the point of view on this is unique and can give such a different vision of a place as we see it anew. I know you say it reminds you of something from Belgium, but the large stone edifice at the top reminds me more of the Lord of the Rings. Perhaps this is the local for the workers in the mines of Mordor. I'd imagine this would be fairly hectic on a Friday night!
one Ring to rule them all. one huge jug of ale to REALLY rule them all.
All the best
ikeharel (44023) 2013-10-23 7:00
Well done on the point of view, Jason, for a moment I thought this was in Portugal...
Great view on the unique facade, styled and built in most impressive way.
Light and colors well rendered in natural texture.
Marveloous taken shot.
EstudioChispa (1694) 2013-10-23 8:58
Your instinct, IMHO, is exactly right here, Jason -- the WS image without the additional context lacks the punch of this one.
I thank you once again for disabusing my prejudiced notion of Salt Lake City as a bastion of pious Mormonism. A pub! A pub! How wonderfully unexpected!
And I'm no expert in architecture, but the facade here is striking. The copper (?) cupola (?) is dramatic, the stone decorations are fabulous, and the color of the brick is really great.
Great note about the overweening importance of POV, too!
serp2000 (33133) 2013-10-23 10:04
I think, the WS version is more interesting and it shows us the beautiful details of so interesting building. I hope the pub locates on the first floor only. Enough ))
I see Russ wrote "Salt Lake City as a bastion of pious Mormonism". This is typical view to this city )))
macjake (45588) 2013-10-23 11:33
very cool, yes I really like this one.
when I view this one it reminds me of some of the buildings in San Fran!
Jason, you've got to find out whats upstairs! You know how I often venture into abandoned homes - you never know what you may find :)
the architecture is amazing, and i guarentee you that hundreds of people walk past this building everyday without even thinking about it.
Imagine how it looked the day it was completed, I bet it was a stunner.
And man...i've gotta get inside that top floor!!!
who knows how many dead bodies are in there :)
cool shot, cool subject, and cool pov
Kamilutka (3738) 2013-10-23 12:21
nice to be back after very busy summer :-) especially that there are still some good photos being posted on TE. I like this one and the way you used tighter frame to fill almost the whole space with this pretty and interesting looking building. Well given colors, contrast and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
fabbs99 (11126) 2013-10-23 23:58
Great image jason
Good sharpness and clarity
Very well done
dkmurphys (42493) 2013-10-24 0:37
Very attractive vertical detail from the city. I like your idea, fine result.
Enjoy a good day.
jhm (127995) 2013-10-24 3:16
This type houses become here Belgium as "Belle Epoque" considered.
These architecture is mostly out of the 19th century.
A nice picture with this narrow image.
Sharpness and clarity make these picture attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
krzychu30 (12689) 2013-10-24 3:53
haha I think the best for most of us is hidden behind the tree,right?But seriously the building looks great!It´s also interesting how differently we can perceive and associate architecture.For you it reminds buildings you would find anywhere in Belgium and I associate it with buildings I´ve seen in Chicago and Toronto.But no matter of its architectural style I think we both agree the red brick is just magnificent building material.And I like your POV(it gives really feeling of a concrete jungle.good you left some space above the building) Love this kind of architecture and of course would love to discover it and its ground floor:)and judging by the comments we would find easily the company(btw.Noel´s comment is great:)
Have a great day my friend!
Didi (51269) 2013-10-24 10:40
Very nice lights on the architecture
It was possible to crop the right part of the picture
To give a tight view on the old house only
emka (64144) 2013-10-24 23:50
well selected format to present this nice building. I suppose it stands out in the surrounding area. I am not sure if it reminds me Belgium, but I like its colours and oriels. Very nice composition.
Have a great weekend
gervaso (9247) 2013-10-25 3:50
Interesting architecture you captured from an excellent high POV! Very good light management, giving beautiful saturated colors to the image! Wonderful composition! Very well done!
rogerl (1156) 2013-10-25 6:04
Jason, finally someone has found a decent use for multistory parking garages. Great POV on this beautiful building. The architecture definitely reminds me of Europe, possibly London, but the red brick is much more U.S. The contrast between the old world feel of the facade and the modern HVAC equipment above is pretty striking. I think you made a great choice in the crop.
One last note: from what I can see of the pub itself, it's actually the "Beer Hive". Big difference :)
mirosu (8130) 2013-10-26 3:48
Excellent building close-up photo with very nice colors, perfect light, very good clarity. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions. All very well framed in vertical format. The view down is also very good. Well done my friend.
Wish you a very nice weekend.
siudzi (27757) 2013-10-27 2:34
Indeed, the architectural style of this building looks like inspired by the Benelux counties. Superb beautiful and original style! Like your presentation taken and composed in the vertical format without sky which was a smart idea. Well done! TFS.
Have a nice Sunday!
delpeoples (48634) 2013-10-27 3:29
Hi there Jason
How have you been? Hope all is well with you.
An interesting shot because, as you say, the architecture is not something I'd expect to see in the US. It most definitely looks like something you'd see in Europe. I like the bookmark framing. The light here looks so have been quite harsh, where perhaps a polarising filter might have helped. Anyway, a good pov and a lovely shot. Makes me thirsty for a cold beer.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
Gigidusud (10236) 2013-10-27 15:43
Excellent POV and great farming on this beautiful architecture. Well done!