Saturday, March 10, 2007

photo hunt : architecture


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ar·chi·tec·turenoun 1. the profession of designing buildings, open areas, communities, and other artificial constructions and environments, usually with some regard to aesthetic effect. Architecture often includes design or selection of furnishings and decorations, supervision of construction work, and the examination, restoration, or remodeling of existing buildings.

This is a very, very difficult theme because there is nothing worse for a Libra like me than having to make a decision... so many pictures, so many beautiful constructions... It gave me a chance to review many old pictures, though. And finally here are my pics for today's theme: a beautiful staircase as seen from different perspective. It is the very same object but it looks totally different depending on your point of view, just like most things in life... First looking up, being able to see a wonderful glass decoration:


and now looking down, where you can also see the reception desk. This is a hotel in Genova, Italy, I last visited in july 06 and yes: they have elevators as well!




Note: I am posting early and I will be late visiting since I am off to a wedding on saturday at this place, which seems to be an interesting example of architecture as well .

42 comments:

  1. Wow! Amazing stairway! Just beautiful... Hope you're having fun at the wedding :)

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  2. Great staircases! Wow!!

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  3. You did a very good again. I really enjoy the photos you share every week.

    Like the stained glass ceiling.

    Cheers!

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  4. Sorry, I missed the word JOB.

    (((Hugs)))

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  5. Amazing. My girls would love to count the stairs! I love the two opposing views.

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  6. Fantastic stairs. Love most the red one. My favorite color.
    Mine is up too.

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  7. Why didn't you publish some more pictures ?? I did (as usual) but really the photos could be an inspiration for a painting. They are just beautiful.

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  8. SPECTACULAR! Both views! You DO find some amazing staircases! (i believe you've posted others...) Have a great time at the wedding! Looks like a gorgeous place for it!

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  9. Looking either direction is making me a bit dizzy. But what a beautiful view!

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  10. I knew you would have something beautiful posted. You didn't disappoint.

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  11. Wow, I LOVE your photos for this week's theme! Especially the glass roof ... just beautiful! :D

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  12. thats just awesome..great pics

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  13. Absolutely beautifulas always Mar

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  14. Those are too phenomonenal photos. Wow. :) My photo isup

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  15. amazing! i love staircases w/ architectural designs...pretty neat!

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  16. Such lovely pictures! Thanks for sharing.

    http://photogfrog.livejournal.com/

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  17. Great pictures! I love the whole three dimensional look!

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  18. Stunning, truly stunning!

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  19. those are spectacular, mar! i so love stained glass windows and ceilings! thanks for sharing them with us! ;)

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  20. I am just so impressed by your photos...Love your idea of the staircases.

    Take care,
    Connie
    My photo is up.

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  21. Great shots! Very creative photos of a beautiful staircase! Awesome. :)

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  22. Wow! Those are so cool!!! The first one actually looks like an eye. I love it!

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  23. Lovely! Such creative and beautiful shots! That staircase looks amazing. :) The stained glass looks gorgeous!

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  24. Fantastic photos! You caught these from such an interesting perspective!

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  25. What a wonderful staircase - it almost persuades you to use it instead of taking the elevator but even so, that is still a lot of stairs!

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  26. Amazing photos! I love these spectacular stairways.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  27. wow! absolutely gorgeous!! What a great picture!!

    my picture is up! come and visit!

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  28. Wow - just amazing! These are definitely two of my favourite photos this week :)

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  29. You could make yourself a bit dizzy looking up at that for any length of time, but the stained glass above is simply gorgeous and then that red carpet, looking down really pops.

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  30. Wow. Can't you just see women in gowns gliding down that staircase and making a spectacular entrance? That's wonderful!

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  31. Very nice and stunning pictures! First the beautiful blue in the glass windows looking up and then the rich looking red carpet in the stairs going down!

    Yes, I found I had a lot to choose from too this week, and being Libra too, I might have found myself doing a slideshow but instead I grabbed on to one and then went with it. It not only turned into a SPH but then Thursday Thirteen was inspired from it as well! LOL!

    It's fun to look things up on the internet to support something you are going to post.

    Hope the wedding was lots of fun!

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  32. I'm ... so ... dizzy!!!

    Mine's up :)

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  33. What a beautiful staircase.

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  34. I'd use the stairs there, Mar, just to look over the side! I hope you had a good time at the wedding. The venue looks lovely.

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  35. what a couple of amazing photos! I love the look of the stairs, but in my old age, I would be looking for the elevators! My photo is up, please come and visit soon

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  36. Oh what wonderful stairways. Beautiful. Enjoy your weekend.

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  37. I'm dizzy just looking at that!

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  38. Cool photos. We never would have thought to take photos like that.

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  39. I just love pictures like this. I love seeing it in person even more.

    Great job, Libra. :)

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  40. Wow & double wow.... looks really beautiful... the staircases are awesome!

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  41. I bet the wedding was wonderful as weddings use to be :-) We're going to one in June and really looking forward to it. It's such happy events!

    These stairs made me go more than Wow, making an admiring sound actually. How fantastic architect must have been, thinking of the appearance of both ways like this. Simply magnificent!

    Probably the only time when I'll say that I wanna take the stairs!!!! *lol*

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