Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Classic Beauty

The restored Comerica Bank building is so beautiful, I almost always stop and take pictures of it. (And this time, I didn't even focus on the rosettes!)


13 comments:

Chrissy Brand said...

I can understand the need to stop and click when you go past ;-)

Chrissy
http://mancunianwave.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

With your camera, you don't need to focus (just joking). Nice shot and the kind a polarizing filter's good for. But, in this digital age, polarizing filters have probably fallen by the wayside. In any even, a nice shot.

Green Guy said...

I see they let out the passive aggressive photography critics early this morning. *eyeroll*

I like your vanishing point shots, Laurie. This one is great. Have you been inside Comerica Bank? If so, what's it like in there?

Sally said...

You can still see that tiny bit of blue at the end of the building from the old blue tiles!

kędzia said...

i like it how the sky somehow matches the building. and how the sky reflects in the window :)

Anonymous said...

Green Guy, that wasn't passive-aggressive. Don't criticize what you don't understand. Laurie is great.

Anonymous said...

The white-ish marble against the blue sky is classic.

Anonymous said...

Maybe that's not marble, but statement stands.

TheChieftess said...

Great shot Ms Laurie!!! Love the bold color of the sky...the "vanishing points" and all!!! Nicely done!!!

Judy Williams said...

WOW they should use that in their brochure. Perfect vanishing point. Love the reflection in the window.

Gary said...

Beautiful, indeed. Now let's restore a certain other, nearby building so that Laurie can take pictures of it too, and we can marvel at its loveliness.

Mister Earl said...

Inside, the bank is nice, but it is very cramped because they have a lot going on in a very small space. The bank isn't using the entire length of the building. In the back is a large area that is not built out inside. You can see it through the window.

@Laurie: Rosettes, Schmosettes! ;-)

Laurie said...

Welcome, Kedzia!

Green Guy, I haven't been in the building -- but I need to do it. I recall seeing the original painted advertisement on the exposed brick wall. I think it was for a gas station? I'd seen the same painting in old photographs and I've wondered if the bank kept it intact.

I'm so excited by what Comerica did for our city by restoring this architectural treasure. I'm with Gary ... let's get our theater restored, too!