Saturday, November 04, 2006
Building detail, Deerfield Beach, Florida, December, 2004
The buildings in most late-20th century condo developments are likely not going to either win any architectural awards or stand the test of time as examples of classic design. They're well-built, and they do the job for which they were designed. No more, no less.
I suspect most people agree with me, because they never seem to pay attention to the few architectural details that were designed into these buildings. So I was as surprised as the next person when I looked up while on vacation and saw this scene. From afar, it looks somewhat benign. But from the low angle, it jumped out at me.
Your turn: Take out your camera and shoot a similarly plain detail. I'd bet pretty much anything can be made to look interesting with the right perspective, angle, composition and thought.