Friday, August 22, 2008

SKY WATCH FRIDAY - City Reflection


I thought this would make a great Sky Watch entry since the clouds are reflected in the the AmSouth Harbert Plaza in downtown Birmingham.  

For the list of participants for this week's Sky Watch Friday go to Sky Watch Friday on the sidebar.

I'm off to the lake for a few days.  Have a great weekend everyone !

Tune du Jour: Van Morrison will keep you company here while I'm gone.

32 comments:

Kate said...

The reflection is indeed fascinating and the perspective is great. Hurts my neck, tho!

Hilda said...

I just love how building with lots of glass reflect the sky! Beautiful!

Eki Akhwan said...

The sky encased in glass windows is always a fascinating view; to me, it is.

Perfect shot for Sky Watch Friday, V.

Olivier said...

bonne utilisation de cet immeuble tout en verre, un bonheur pour les photographes

good use of this building while glass, a delight for photographers

PJ said...

Good morning, Virginia. This is wonderful. I love feflective photos and this one makes me feel like I'm right there. I'll add the Harbert to my list of things to see in B-ham. You're my virtual tour guide.

Dusty Lens said...

you've proven that these glass skyscrapers are quite beautiful.

Virginia said...

PJ,
The Summit CLub atop the Harbert Center is a private club and has a spectacular view of the city. Great food and on THursdays - home cooking southern style. Whoooeeee!
Kate, I had to brace myself on my car to take this shot. I got a little woozy too.

Tash said...

Stunning reflection, esp when viewed enlarged. I like the entry arch like an arrow pointing up & then at top pointing up some more. That Van Morrison song is one of my favorites. On the window in Tacoma, I stained glass flowers are attached to the window. Have a lovely time on the lake.

Carrie Hayes said...

Wow what a huge building!! I love the perspective on the photo

Anonymous said...

craquant in english is irresistible.
someone who is irresistible you are wild about him.
Very nice reflection of sky in this building.

Dina said...

Sure makes it a tall sky!
Beautiful.

Kelly said...

What a great view of the building looking upward and the reflections of the sky in the building! Great job!

Tasha K. said...

Wonderful picture!

Laurie said...

Two of my favorites: sky and architecture! Beautiful.

We'll miss you while you are away.

alice said...

Wow! Now my neck is painful!
About the translation you asked for, you can say someone is "craquant" when he is irresistible, someone you can't say no, and I guess if these blue eyes ask "Please Grandma*...?", it's hard to say no, am I right?
* How do your grandchildren call you?
Enjoy your days off to the lake!

Lapa37 said...

It looks very cool nice capture

Knoxville Girl said...

Great angle - conveys the enormity of the building as well as the reflection. A big sky needs a big reflection.
have a great weekend!

Columbo said...

I love the reflection of the sky and clouds. You got a great shot for Sky Watch Friday.

Livio said...

Nice photograph, I love reflections

babooshka said...

A modern structure has never looked so majestic. Superbly captured the building with it's new coat.

Have a marvellous time.

sonia a.m. said...

Amazing picture!

sonia a.m. said...

Love your banner too!

Bill said...

Did not know you had such tall buildings down there :)

The tallest man made thing in Delta is the grain silo!

Baruch said...

Great reflection - I love it

storyteller said...

Wonderful ‘cloud & sky’ reflections in this sky scraper. Great perspective too.
Hugs and blessings,

JM said...

You are absolutelly right, Virginia! This is quite en entry for skywatch friday!
Beautiful reflection and photo!
Wish you a great and peaceful time at the lake!

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Through your shot this impressive building seems very big. I like the perspective and reflection you have catch here.

Ming the Merciless said...

Awesome interpretation of the theme.

Have a great time at the lake.

Arija said...

That building rises like the spire of a gothic cathedral reaching for the sky. Is it a temple to Mammon?
Whatever it is, it gives great structural content to your skywatch photo.

Old Wom Tigley said...

This is a cracker... one of the better building shots we've had.. well done and of course thank you for keep joining in..
Tom

Louise said...

Beautiful building with a nice reflection. Nice capture.

Rambling Round said...

Perfection!