Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Architectural Parasols


Today I'm continuing my look at the bank building featured yesterday.  The round parasol-like structures seen in the above photograph surround the building and dot the park-like grounds around the bank building.  They call them "parasols" in the book I mentioned yesterday but, they make me think of a ballerina spinning out from the building and on to the landscape.

In the small photo you can see how the property is located in the shadow of Camelback Mountain with the camel’s head peeking under one of the parasols.

Tomorrow, I'll show more views from this wonderful building.

14 comments:

Kate said...

This is indeed an unusual building, and I like the photo with the view of the Camelback Mountain.

brattcat said...

they should cast shadows, they must cast shadows, but i see no shadows. were you out in mid-day to take these?

Birdman said...

It is a strange look.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I drive by this corner many times, as it is not far from our house, and I have thought of these accents as mushrooms, not parasols, and certainly not spinning ballerinas.

This is so much more imaginative than a normal bank branch on a busy intersection.

Magpie said...

They look like tops spinning around to me. Or those neat two-leaf spinning things that come off of some kind of oak tree - I think.

Randy said...

When I was a kid I always thought they looked like spinning tops.

Karl said...

Very strange, but beautiful!

Jacob said...

I'll bet there are many different notions as to what these "parasols" look like! To each his own. Delightful!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How fantastic that everyone looks at these and sees something different Sharon, love the view of Camelback Mountain.

glenda said...

These parasols look a bit like space ships to me. Beam me up Scotty.

RedPat said...

Fabulous - and what a location!

Milanblogger said...

very useful and praticular

Regina K said...

I didn't realize there were so many of those parasols. These are quite interesting.

T. Becque said...

Those are very interesting. Bet they provide some good shade in this summer sun!