The Europe Hotel is certainly on my top 10 list of my favorite buildings in Vancouver.
Its located in the popular Gastown district, in the hub of all the tourist locations.
The flat Iron construction is very unique, and it stands out strongly in our city. Not nearly as beautiful as the famous Flat Iron building in New York City, but we like what we have :)
To photograph this building takes alot of patience, it's much harder than it looks. The shape of it, along with the buildings on the left mean alot of the lines may not be 100% horizontal and likely a bit twisted. I tried to straighten the photo as much as possible.
In the WS is an alternate view with more saturated colors, and a more dramatic appearance. What i find interesting about the WS viewpoint, is how the shape of the Triangular building changes into a narrow strip.
Thanks for looking.
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mesutilgim (84402) 2013-09-30 13:34
Hello dear Craig,
Wonderfull capture from this interesting building in Vancouver.
The cloudy sky creates a perfect background.
TFS and best regards
serp2000 (40036) 2013-09-30 13:44
Before I've read your note I could say about "a piece of NYC in Vancouver" but I see you mean the same ))
Smart low PoV, good polarization of the clouds, well seen.
Greetings from Phoenix!
lousat (76964) 2013-09-30 14:10
Hi Craig,very original architechture,a slim hotel taken from the best POV to show us its original style,no comment about the quality and the work in PP always a step ahead.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
worldcitizen (6983) 2013-09-30 15:20
The Vancouver Flatiron Building might be tiny, but it's cute. ;-) I like the WS view since it shows just how flat this building really is! I've often wondered what the skinny front tip of the NYC Flatiron looks like inside; what can they fit into that skinny space??!
corjan3 (2095) 2013-09-30 18:25
Great perspective and I like the photo in the workshop even more. You used artist's licence there and it works very well for me. Well done. It is a pleasure to view.
Sonata11 (33251) 2013-09-30 19:07
wonderful vertical composition of daily life scene and architecture which you show beautifully perspective. Like the execution and great framework as well. Tfs.
All the best,
fabbs99 (16167) 2013-09-30 19:31
Wonderful composition of this angular hotel building.Looks very good in comfortable light conditions.Very well done,TFS.
besnard (53537) 2013-09-30 21:46
Bon choix du format vertical pour mettre en valeur cette construction. Du bon travail.
emka (78980) 2013-09-30 23:14
Hi Craig, Fine building! Not quite like Flat iron but very nice indeed. The WS photo is also interesting. Nice sky with delicate clouds. Was it really so difficult to take? Funny paveme nt, it must have been repired many times. Looks like patchwork.
WArm regrads MAlgo
jjcordier (76400) 2013-09-30 23:26
Cet hôtel a une architecture très originale. J'aime ton POV au ras du sol mais j'aurais peut-être opté pour un cadrage plus serré sans les éléments latéraux (arbres et bâtiments)?
SnapRJW (31183) 2013-10-01 1:39
I'd really like to see the rooms inside the narrow part of the Flat-Iron Craig, the windows wrap right around and together with the side windows there must be loads of light. This is an ingenious design making good use of every inch of space left by the roads. I like both shots, the WS alternative packs a huge punch with its fabulous distortions and saturated colour and is by its very nature more eye-catching. The one posted as your main shot is a little more conservative but here you show the building and street closer to reality which I guess is a good thing if you are after a more 'documentary' style shot. Gas Town looks like a great area for a stroll. Warm regards rosemary
snunney (83839) 2013-10-01 3:16
I have to say I prefer the main image, the lens distortion on the one in the workshop is just too much for my personal taste. But, hey, each to his own! The front-on point of view is perfect here. I like the lighting and warm and cool tonal contrasts. That lovely sky makes a great backdrop. Top class technical presentation.
Sergiom (60142) 2013-10-01 4:34
Il serait très intéressant , je crois, de louer une de ces chambres dans la pointe du fer à repasser, la vue doit être très belle, surtout au dernier étage.Comme toujours, cette lentille est du plus bel effet.
Kugart (1778) 2013-10-01 7:54
Very nice shot of this unusual building in Vancouver . Nice low POV shows the building well against the blue sky. Like the WS with a lower angle which really does streamline the building. Interesting.
danos (86787) 2013-10-01 8:21
nice the view as the presentation of this building that is really very spectacular from this POV. Excellent the light management enhance the details and the clarity of the image.
Noel_Byrne (24315) 2013-10-01 8:43
Whoever knew the flatiron had a baby brother :) Brilliant piece of design, and I like both the angles you chose, this and the workshop. This shows its cool design and placement while the workshop is a nice and unique vision of it. Cool place, and what a blue sky behind, there is lots of drama in that sky and it compliments the brownstone building really nicely.
Cheers as always
cornejo (31550) 2013-10-01 9:43
Hi Craig, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting piece of Europe in your city, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, nice color and light. Very good and nice job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good day and happy week.
All the best from southern Spain.
Cricri (106327) 2013-10-01 12:00
Très original l'architecture de cet hôtel étroit entre deux rues, belle lumière et un ciel superbe, intéressante la version en WS
npecanhuk (65566) 2013-10-01 17:59
I like that building! Though smaller, it's got its charm as we compare it to its famous "brother" in NYC!
I like this picture too!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, slim black borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
holmertz (41073) 2013-10-02 2:29
A cute and quite attractive building, a lot more modest than the more famous one in NYC. I guess the room at the top floor corner provides a great view. From that POV I would also find out if the differently colored tiles seen here in the foreground actually create a picture of some kind, or if they are just haphazardly collected from what happened to be available each time the street needed to be repaired.
ktanska (24758) 2013-10-02 3:12
If this was a car shot, I'm sure you'd chosen the WS as the main upload. Now I wonder why you were less daring with architecture. The WS is hilarious!
I also find it funny that the name of the hotel is Europe. I've never seen anything like Flatiron Building in Europe. I also like the varuioety of colours of the pavement.
annjackman (19645) 2013-10-02 22:29
I do like this pair of photos. The WS works well for me as it gives an alternative and very creative interpretation of this building and street. I also enjoy the main picture which shows this interesting building very well. I have been to this area a couple of time but cannot remember this building.
Very well taken - TFS.
Kind Regards, Ann
Silvio1953 (122315) 2013-10-05 0:54
Ciao Craig, great perspective on lovely building, superb sky, wonderful natural colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Royaldevon (29635) 2013-10-05 11:28
It didn't surprise me that you compared this to the Grid Iron, in N.Y. It certainly has a similar shape! I wondered if you had had to stand in the middle of the road to get this viewpoint, which could have been quite dangerous. I do like the fact that you have included the cobbled textures, it helped to set the scene, as did the figures.
The w/s was amazing! The building looked as if it had been on a strict diet!
My warm regards,
krzychu30 (15498) 2013-10-06 1:30
I´ve seen many pictures from this historic part of your city in internet and also this one present us excellently its uniqueness and beauty.I like the fact,there´s not too many people in the frame,which let us concentrate only on the architecture.
Btw. also the WS picture is awesome!Best example of what the wide angle lens can do and how creative visual effect it can creates.
For me both pictures are superb!
Have a nice sunday
josepmarin (57799) 2013-10-15 3:00
Hi, my friend Craig,
this nice building reminds me the Flatiron of NYC to a small scale.
I like the perspective of both streets that surround this interesting building, the beautiful small clouds in the blue sky, and the good balance of lit and dark areas.
The alternative view of the WS is powerful.
Is obvious this building is one of your favorites in Vancouver.
A great work.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (56632)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-02
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-30 13:21