Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Contrast In Architectural Styles

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Delegation building. The architecture style is very different, and lets in so much light. The place was busy for Doors Open, but does offer regular open houses to the public, so if you're ever in the area, look them up online. This upper walkway on the west side gave me pause for a photo op.


Out the window on this side is a view of the Delegation's neighbour: the embassy for Saudi Arabia. The Delegation's east neighbour is the Lester Pearson Building, which I showed you some days ago.


And here is a view of the front entrance to that embassy. These two buildings, along with the nearby embassies of Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, have a distinctly Middle Eastern feel to them, and yet don't feel out of place alongside the more typical architecture of the area.


One last view of the Delegation; it was busier inside than it was along the front terrace. I like the way the grass drops in stages.

30 comments:

  1. I see that all delegations and embassies are modern. There are very few old, right?.

    Tomás.

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  2. What a lovely set of photos...
    Thank you for sharing

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  3. All that glass is really spectacular. I would love to see it.

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  4. Certainly a spectacular architectural piece.

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  5. It certainly is a special building with lots of lights coming in through all the glass walls.

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  6. I really love the large glasses. They make the place very bright and pleasant!

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  7. That upper walkway is fantastic William, I love buildings that let in lots of natural light..

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  8. Fantastic views of the embassy out of those big glass windows in the Delegation building William. You really did a lot of exploring through the Open Doors period, was good to see.

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  9. Wonderful takes. I enjoy your photography a real lot. Those large windows are a real clear view. The glass. Very interesting and always an explanation from you. That takes time just for that. . Thank you for sharing with us all.

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  10. It's really a wonderful building with those white walls and all the glass.

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  11. @Tomas: the ones in old Victorian homes are different, while some of them are in relatively new digs. I know the Kuwaiti one has been in its present location since at least the 90s. I should photograph that one again.

    @Blueshell: you're welcome.

    @Stuart: it was a pleasure walking through that place.

    @Blogoratti: a work of art in and of itself.

    @Marianne: it certainly is!

    @Tamago: they do indeed!

    @Geoff: I enjoy catwalks and the concept of natural light illuminating a building like this.

    @Grace: I did quite a lot. I have two more destinations to show, and both were in this area.

    @Carolann: thank you!

    @Jan: it certainly is.

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  12. Another great space! Again, lighting is fabulous.

    Janis
    GDP

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  13. It's nice that they open the place up often. It looks like a place I'd enjoy seeing.

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  14. The architects were very skillful to maintain a style that blends in with everything in the area,

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  15. I really like those glass walls.

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  16. Interesting styles that combine nicely.

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  17. Bonita arquitetura e bem original. Um trabalho muito interessante
    Belas fotos Willian
    Um bom domingo e uma ótima semana
    Um abraço

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  18. Excellent architecture, great photos...

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  19. How interesting. Lots of light which I imagine on the dark winter days is grand.
    MB

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  20. I am sure the sun would warm that walkway nicely in the winter.

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  21. I really like all those windows!

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  22. Great building and it's also in an interesting neighborhood. Well worth a visit!

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  23. @Janis: thanks!

    @Sharon: it was a photographer's dream to be in there.

    @Red: I do find it peculiar that buildings like this don't clash with the nearby Victorian buildings.

    @Marleen: so did I.

    @Ciel: me too!

    @Judy: indeed.

    @Gracita: thank you!

    @VP: thanks!

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  24. @MB: the more light the better on such days.

    @Janey: it certainly would.

    @Norma: thank you!

    @RedPat: keep it in mind.

    @EG: me too.

    @Linda: so did I.

    @Kay: it's right along Sussex, which is a very nice street, and across from what I'm showing today.

    @Randy: thank you!

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  25. Please pause for photo opp, I love it.

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