28 August 2014
27 August 2014
A photo of First Baptist Church on the southeast corner of Weber and Kiowa. It was built in 1890-91 in the Romanesque Revival style, replacing a smaller church on the same site. I've only been inside once, to attend the wedding of a friend way back in college, and I do remember that the sanctuary was quite beautiful. I really like the bell tower and I'd love to explore it.
On a side note, I've been really sick this week and spent the last couple of days in bed, feeling sorry for myself. Hopefully I'll be able to rustle up a photo for tomorrow, even if it means I have to dig through my archives to find one! I've managed to post every single day this year (a first!), and I'd hate to make it all the way to August 27th and then miss a day, but if I do, apologies in advance!
26 August 2014
25 August 2014
24 August 2014
At 18 North Nevada Avenue stands our finest example of Art Déco architecture, the Municipal Utilities Building. Erected in 1931, it was where you went to pay your water, gas and electric bills, and as far as I know, it always has been. In fact, it was only fairly recently that the building was vacated. Thankfully it was snatched up by the glamorous Mining Exchange Hotel next door and, with its original Déco styling left intact, converted into a beautiful venue for weddings and live music. Rechristened the Gold Ballroom, it just made its debut and it's fantastic! I got to do a shoot in there just a couple of weeks ago (if you're curious to see those pictures, click HERE). What a gorgeous building, inside and out!
The roof line is soooooo Déco. I love it.
23 August 2014
The imposing wall that fronts the Nevada Avenue-facing side of the Olin Hall of Science. I like its Midcentury Modern lines, but it sure stands out like a sore thumb against the Romanesque Gothic architecture of Shove Chapel next door. There is such a hodgepodge of architectural styles on that campus, and it seems they're always building. Unfortunately, they sometimes tear things down to build anew, and that includes some pretty cool old buildings getting the heave ho over the years. The Olin Hall of Science fairly screams 1962, the year it was finished. I wonder what beautiful old building once stood in its spot.
22 August 2014
This photo perfectly illustrates the kind of weather we've been having lately: one minute it's dramatic and stormy, the next minute it's sunny blue skies and golden sunshine. Never a dull moment!
For more Skywatch Friday pictures from bloggers all over the world, click HERE. Have a great weekend!