Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Brick, Mortar and Glass


I think what makes Halifax a charming smaller city
 is the fact that it has managed to keep some of its older buildings.


Some have been incorporated into and with newer structures
and it works quite well I think.


A combination of the old and the modern allows the city
 to stay in touch with its past and to keep looking ahead in to the future.


There are a couple of very active heritage groups here who strongly 
defend the preservation of older structures.


I think a good, balanced approach to urban development
can only be to the city's advantage and well being.



14 comments:

  1. I love the contrast of old and new buildings together. I personally find old buildings to be more beautiful, but new modern buildings can be equally as fascinating! The city nearest to me in England is one of the oldest in the country, and it is home to many very old buildings, which adds so much character to the city

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  2. Super photos, taken looking up at all those stories high, glass, and lovely shades, I too like the older buildings, a story in each one. Cheers to all, Jean

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  3. I love that sort of image where you get old buildings reflected in modern glass. Gorgeous.

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  4. I completely agree. It's a shame to lose the history but also a shame to stagnate. I especially love when the old is reflected in the new surfaces. I'm not a fan of the Hancock Building in Boston, but I do love the way Trinity Church is reflected in its glass walls. I would love to see Halifax. Wish I had thought of it before I moved across the ocean!

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  5. I love seeing a blend of old and new, side by side. I agree with you that Halifax is a superb example of it. Winnipeg does well in that department too. Edmonton less so.

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  6. I love Halifax! It's one of the prettiest cities I've ever visited. City Planners have done a great job blending old and new.

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  7. It's all about balance, Halifax looks so charming! (keeping with your past and future statement) I read a interesting article from the "New York Times" the other day, where and Artist/historian had taken addresses in NYC and researched them in the NYT photo archives. He then meshes the however old picture, with a modern day picture taken in the same spot! It was really neat and quite interesting.

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  8. I love getting photos of old and new together. I never go to Halifax when I lived in Canada. You never know maybe one day.

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  9. Love the mix of the old and the new. I hate to see historic old buildings torn down. Halifax looks like a beautiful city.

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  10. and provide some very interesting and creative photos to boot!

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  11. Lovely shots, I would not like seeing a city with everything new. The mix is more memorable.

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  12. great contrast. I feel it so important to preserve the past, something we are not good at here.

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  13. Yes, I love this! A blend of old and new is really nice. It is exactly like that here in Kingston, and I think that's what I really love about this city.

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