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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Texture and Contrast

Here is another view of the Historic Water Tower which I featured a few days ago. This angle brings the building's texture into view, forcing the eye to take in the irregularity of the Joliet limestone against the dark steel and glass of the John Hancock building on the left, and the symmetry of the Macy's/Water Tower Mall on the right. The architect of the Historic Water Tower was William Boyington.

6 comments:

  1. Unique shot.

    As for yesterday's question about names for downtown, North Bay is too small to have a nickname for downtown.

    As for your question about the name of the area - Kate Pace Way is a trail named for a downhill skier from North Bay. Or if you were asking about the city name, it happens that we are at the north end of a bay on Lake Nipissing.

    Thanks for visiting my NorthBayPhoto blog.

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  2. Boyington's work is remarkable. I was looking at photos of the Rosehill Cemetery entrance gate, Joliet Prison and the Hegeler Carus Mansion. Impressive architecture. I wonder if Boyington and H.H. Richardson were friends, they had so much in common.

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  3. Thanks, northbay, fenix, inspired and nick--(and welcome to my Chicago blog Nick, as I believe this is your first visit!)

    fenix, I am a great admirer of Boyington though I don't know if HH Richardson and he were friends--but they must surely have moved in the same circles of the time, at least that what I am guessing. Anyway, I'll be posting more "architecture" in the future as it's all around us and very interesting...

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  4. you really captured the contrast between the buildings' materials and structures so well.

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