Wednesday, February 18, 2009

city hall details


our city hall isn't just beautiful on the outside, check out the details in the ceiling of the breezeway. i have no idea how this was built - was this whole thing one giant piece? or many small pieces assembled together?

11 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

I have no idea how it was built but I suspect those are individual plaster pieces and stuck up there some way and the cracks and fasteners are concealed under plaster. It sure does make an interesting breeze way.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Laurie said...

Ooooh, such a pretty vantage point.

Kathryn Lymburner said...

Great picture Ben! I'm gonna go with individual plaster pieces for the "flower" parts.

Tim and Deb said...

my understanding is that they helicoptered in a HUUUUGE piece of rock and carved the whole thing out of it. So yeah - just one piece.

ben wideman said...

All good guesses. I was hoping our Public Information Officer would check in...

Are you out there PIO?

pasadenapio said...

When we take our bloggers tour in the Spring I'll tell you all the secrets!

Cafe Pasadena said...

Can hardly wait!!

Petrea said...

Oh yay! Blogger tour! I can't wait for this and will drop anything and everything.

ben wideman said...

For real, it's going to be incredible!

Sarah Jane said...

Ben, when you are photographing inside buildings like this, has anyone ever stopped you or told you you're not allowed to take pictures? I am such a scaredy cat when it comes to taking pictures of things in public.

ben wideman said...

very rarely. City Hall is very welcoming to photographers - part of it may be that my camera fits in my pocket, and I can whip it out and snap off a few shots before anyone even knows.

On the other hand, it has been talked about before on this blog. There is one building that I still need to photograph secretly!

http://theskyisbig.blogspot.com/2008/07/more-infringement-of-my-rights.html