Friday, August 22, 2014

Copley Square


Boston's Copley Square hosts a friendly architectural competition between I. M. Pei (the
glass-walled skyscraper from the late 20th century) and H. H. Richardson
(Trinity Church from a century earlier).


Trinity Church probably wins the popular vote.

To see more photos with reflections, please visit James' blog, Weekend Reflections.

21 comments:

Kate said...

Grat reflection. DH would probably love this photo which I'll show him because he spent 4 years in the Boston area, years ago.

Tanya Breese said...

i pick the church too!

Luis Gomez said...

Like your shots. Beautiful light.

VP said...

The light is great, these people with cameras are always in the middle...

Birdman said...

Sorry we missed you. It WAS a beautiful day for photos. We passes the Square on the T. Does that count?

Anita Davis said...

What a striking contrast a century makes. I do prefer the intricately carved architecture of the previous century over the sleek 20th century architecture, however if it weren't for that smooth mirror finish we would never get to see fantastic reflections like yours. Have a great weekend!

RedPat said...

It's always a toss-up for me but I would probably pick the church too. But I would probably commission the Pei if I was building something.

Sylvia K said...

I do love the contrast, but my favorite is the church. The 20th century building makes for terrific reflections though and those are just what you needed for the day!! Perfect! Have a great weekend, Jack, have but stay out of trouble -- well, try to stay out of trouble!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Trinity Church would get my vote too Jack, although.. without I.M.Pei there wouldn't be these fab reflections. Very cute couple pic, did you photo-nap or were they posing just pour vous ?

Sharon Anck said...

I'd say that modern building is using the older one as part of it's appeal in that fantastic reflection.

Mo said...

Hard choice but if it was a close up of the couple then it would be an easier decision

cieldequimper said...

Do you just happen on people like that or do you wait?

Also, could you please write to the mayor of Versailles telling him that VDP needs modern glass buildings (not necessarily by Pei) for reflections? Thanks.

Love the reflection.

Kay said...

I like them both, for different reasons. Pei did a nice job of mirroring Trinity and the surroundings, which I'm sure was his intention.
I also like the posing couple in the second shot.

Fun60 said...

Difficult to choose a favourite but the reflection is excellent.

jennyfreckles said...

I have almost the same shot in my US album. I think this is a nice example where each building gains from the proximity of the other - so I will vote for the mirror tower. I thought it was beautiful, especially at night.

'Tsuki said...

Wow, the church is absolutly magnificent !

William Kendall said...

A stark contrast. I like Trinity more.

Randy said...

Love that second shot.

EG CameraGirl said...

I would choose Trinity Church. ;) But I do like the reflection in the more modern building.

José Mendonça said...

The contrasting architecture, the wonderful reflections, the photographer... everything is just great in this photo!

CaT said...

good to see boston! we intended to take the tour in this church, but eventually never did....