Friday, December 11, 2009

Towers - Neighborhood Church & Flagler Collage (SkyWatch Friday)

West Coast: Neighborhood Church (former Haggerty Mansion), 1925, Palos Verdes Estates (12-2009)
East Coast: Flagler Collage (former Ponce De Leon Hotel built in 1885-1887 by Henry M. Flagler, the hotel and railroad magnate), St. Augustine, Florida (12-2009). The hotel was built in the Spanish Renaissance style and was the first major edifice in the US to be constructed of poured concrete, a mixture of cement, sand and coquina shell. (Note: This one is definitely worth clicking on to enlarge to see the amazing details.)

16 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

beautiful composition in both photos. Nice job Tash!

Lee Spangler said...

The romanesque architecture on both ends of the continent shows how large the Spanish empire was. Btw, I don't remember this church in PV. Where is it?

Linnea W said...

Beautiful architecture against that gorgeous blue sky. I love California's Spanish architecture...happy skywatching from Norcal...

Photo Cache said...

simply delightful. love the gorgeous architecture.

gogouci said...

Skyscrapers in their own right. Well taken.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Beautifully done. I especially like the flower in the second photo.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Cezar and Léia said...

Brilliant sky dear Tash, it's wonderful!
I love those little arches in the top of the tower , I mean about the second shot - Flagller Collage, different name!
Have a beautiful weekend,
hugs
Léia

B SQUARED said...

Beautiful buildings. Love the Spanish influence.

Lois said...

They are both beautiful Tash! They look like they could be next door to each other.

Jacob said...

Flagler College looks very familiar...we've had some good times in St. Augustine!

Both are very nicely composed photos, Tash!

altadenahiker said...

When did you take these -- isn't it raining out there?

SandyCarlson said...

These are really, really neat. Beautiful perspective.

Lori Lynn said...

Great way to showcase the Skywatch!
Excellent photos both.
LL

Louis la Vache said...

Indeed, click, enlarge & enjoy!

FA said...

What an incredibly beautiful blue sky. We in Northern California haven't seen that for over a week now. Great Skywatch!

marley said...

Beautiful buildings. So detailed.