Thursday, February 2, 2012

Stairwell

OK, I will admit that this is a favorite photo.  Maybe because I liked geometry in high school.  And because I like the bold colors in the wall beyond the stairwell.  They remind me of Frank Stella's minimalist paintings.


This is my last post about the Capitol's interior for now.  I will return later to show some of the important rooms and some statues and exhibitions.

37 comments:

Malyss said...

Nice curves, lovely details, rich architecture, great building. Not as old as it seems, but very impressive.

Lowell said...

It certainly does look like modern art! Super photo! Geometric pretty well covers it. I didn't mind geometry either, because a certain girl in my class did most of my work. I know, I am shameless! Still!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This shape may make you think of high school geometry class, but it makes me think of a slice of pizza.

brattcat said...

this is my favorite, too.

Rambling Round said...

Kinda reminds me of cookie cutters! Really though, this is some beautifully detailed architecture.

Kate said...

Loved reading the comments above, and I'm always interested in association. My mind now is blank except that I'm enjoying the appeal of all the different lines and forms...yes, geometry. The only math I really liked!

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful shot Jack. Really cool composition. Love it.

Sharon said...

Ooooh...I love this one too! The "geometry" of it is a perfect analogy. All those lines, angles, arches, and circles. A treat for the eyes.

Halcyon said...

I hated geometry, but I love this shot.
It does look like modern art. :)

Hilda said...

Beautiful! And the underside of stairs is not something one sees often in photos of stairs either. Love it.

Tanya said...

wow, i love this and i wasn't a fan of geometry in school! amazing curves, lines and color!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture and I love your composition and the rich red color! Such a beautiful building! This does indeed look like a piece of modern art, Jack! I've really enjoyed the tour of the building you've taken us on! Look forward to more!

Sylvia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's the details as well as the curves that you've caught that do it for me Jack. The star motifs on the staircase, the splash of red,yellow and green and then there's the very elegant little wall sconce under the stairs. Well composed indeed!

VP said...

Excellent photo of an amazing building!

sheila lynch said...

beautiful ! I love the geometry, color, and shadows! Have you ever seen the Escher print of stairs? Reminds me of that.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I loved geometry and perhaps that influences how I feel about this shot. The composition and different layers of architectural design are great. The color adds to its appeal as well!

Bises,
Genie

JM said...

Great compositions on this and the previous posts. Wonderful, Jack.

Mo said...

Beautifully framed shapes and textures. well done.

cieldequimper said...

This is a double masterpiece.

Pet said...

I like geometry too. And your pictures of course!

RedPat said...

I like the pattern that the underside of the stairs makes!

Dianne said...

Yes Jack! definitely a favourite of mine too .... wonderful angle and as you say that bold wall in the background is the finishing touch to a beautiful capture. I love it!

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Wow! Wonderful shot and fantastic architecture!
Thanks for sharing, Jack;o)

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Regina K said...

Well done! This photo provides so much to observe.

Bruce Clark said...

Love the angles, curves and the splash of color in your shot, Jack.

Kay said...

You saved the best for last! It's a wonderful shot, filled with interest. Very well done. Much about this building reminds me of the Library of Congress, though the stairway I'm fond of there has an array of cherubs populating it.

Sharon said...

Thanks for the comment on my site. Just thought I'd let you know that I've actually got 15 pieces in the show! It's a big one.

Virginia said...

And.....my friend my favorite as well. Love the slice of rouge you saved just pour moi! The details here are marvelous. No wonder you love this shot.
V

Tash said...

So it seems I do have a new perspective to bring to the well deserved praise of this composition! Escher, Escher, Escher! -- intersects with Stella -- and Voila!

Randy said...

Strong design.

Karl said...

This is one of my favorites, too, Jack.

Birdman said...

What design here! There's certainly is a lot of your geometry going on here, Jack. Fine image.

Pat Tillett said...

I don't blame you! There is much to like in this photo!

T. Becque said...

Oooh, I like this too. Fantastic shapes, shadows and light!

SRQ said...

So much to take in with this photo, Jack. Love the variety of shapes. Good eye!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The frame within a frame is so effective here. And the contrast of styles is very cool. No wonder this caught your eye. There's a lot to take in here.

Ali - Scituate Daily Photo said...

Wow, wonderful! Great composition with such strong lines and splash of color!