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I think the location that I enjoyed shooting most on my trip to Seattle last week was the Seattle Central Library. This library is a testament to contemporary architecture and design. I could spend weeks shooting just this one building -- it is my most favorite building I've ever photographed.

The building is 11 stories high with dramatic interior ceilings and color splashed throughout to complement the design. Bold red staircases, glowing yellow escalators, an ocean of green chairs, everywhere you go in this library you find more and more eye candy.

Reflections, shadows, glass, lighting that transforms with the day. This building seems made to be photographed -- seems designed for photographers. And best of all, not once in a very aggressive four hour or so shooting session there was I ever questioned about my photography in this very open and very public space.

Rem Koolhas was the architect who designed the space. A taxi cab driver that I met in Seattle told me that it cost the City $150 million to build it. According to wikipedia, in 2007, the building was voted #108 on the American Institute of Architects' list of Americans' 150 favorite structures in the US. And I can see why. It's comfortable, functional, and absolutely beautiful.

An article from the Seattle Times on getting to know the library here.

I've just started uploading some of the photos I took of the building (I suspect I'll have several hundred posted over time). If you want to follow my set of images of this grand structure you can check out this set here. The RSS feed for it is here. Seattle Central Library photos sorted by interestingness on Flickr here.

unsure shot, Damien [Phototrend.fr], and 250 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. adameros 62 months ago | reply

    "Orange" - Boards of Canada

    -Voted 'delete5' (by the Delete Me Uncensored Group) using photoratr

  2. juleann on mv 62 months ago | reply

    very Thomas Hawk-ish


  3. mcneely.laura 62 months ago | reply

    My first save of the day. Yay! it's #10.

  4. AlaskaLoneWolf [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

    Voted "Save12" and *favorite.

  5. AH.Gregory 60 months ago | reply

    I'm the only living boy in Seattle................

  6. Jetou 60 months ago | reply

    really great one

  7. Corwin's Trumps 52 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Perspective, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  8. Claudio Zeiger 52 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Interiores de Espaços Publicos - Public Spaces Interiors, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  9. Tom Q 51 months ago | reply

    spectacular viewpoint

  10. TuchWitty 50 months ago | reply

    That's a fantastic shot..!! Loved it :)

  11. Hughes Léglise-Bataille 48 months ago | reply

    Just FYI, your photo is being used on this French news website: owni.fr/2010/05/07/un-recruteur-big-brother/

  12. hamicreek2002 48 months ago | reply

    wonderful perspective.

  13. Thomieh 47 months ago | reply

    awesome shot.
    the angle is great and your height makes the Photo wonderful.

  14. Andreas Helke 46 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Amazing Image: Explored, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  15. Isco72 44 months ago | reply

    Spectacular perspective!

  16. toleman.hart 44 months ago | reply

    fabulous angle, great composition

  17. AGrinberg 41 months ago | reply

    Great view, and I love that building too!
    My first visit was a few weeks ago.

  18. LuisaMacedo 38 months ago | reply

    Amazing shot !

  19. Jessica Nunemaker 36 months ago | reply

    Amazing shot as always!

    I used it here: mycollegeguide.org/blog/05/2011/best-online-degree-fashion/

    Thanks for using a CC License. It's appreciated!

    Jessica Nunemaker
    My College Guide

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