brutally beautiful

By: Lesley

Aug 10 2010

Category: Brantford

14 Comments

Aperture:f/3.3
Focal Length:4.6mm
ISO:100
Shutter:1/1299 sec
Camera:DMC-TZ3

Built in 1967 as a Centennial project, the City Hall and Courts of Justice in Brantford are an outstanding example of Brutalism style of architecture.

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14 comments on “brutally beautiful”

  1. Brutalism it is! And your terrific photo really points out exactly what you mean! Hope your week is off to a good start! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

  2. i didn’t know much about Brutalism in architecture.:p but we have similar buildings here built in the 70’s by now a national artist. it looks like a bunker.:p

  3. Love yr title! What a beautiful day it was to be out taking photos. A nice pic.

  4. Very nice photo from this building

    Regards, Bram

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  5. Lesley: Very nicely captured and explained.

  6. I agree! It is not an elegant building nor does it look inviting. Perhaps that was their plan because it is also a court of justice. The building looks like shouting: keep out…keep out…keep out!

  7. It certainly is impressive. It looks like a fortress to stand for all time.

  8. I can’t wait to ask my husband if he’s heard that term — I hadn’t, but it does describe the architectural style perfectly. What a good angle — I look at it and think “wow I don’t know anything about photography!”. Thanks for sharing yours.

  9. All different shapes resembling a child’s set of building blocks. A very substantial looking building. Great photo!

  10. Very stark and similar in a way to some city buildings where I live which were built around the same time. I’ll have to read about brutalism. I wasn’t familiar with that style of architecture.

  11. I’ve never heard of this style. Definately aptly named and actually really fascinating looking. Sort of the architectural equivalent of a Rodin sculpture (massive)!

  12. It does look like a tank.

  13. The grey concrete of a typical 60’s building, I find them fascinating to photograph. I like the interesting shapes in this building, more interesting than the usual square style of that era.

  14. I confess that I know very little about the Brutalism style. I’m just about ready to start my education by Googling Brutalism. I wonder what I’ll find.


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