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Pillars of Philharmonie Architectural Photograph for Sale by Toby Davis

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I have always been fascinated with architecture. For me, architectural works are temples of ambition, testaments to human aspiration. They are mighty demonstrations of our technical capacity to realise our desire for utopia. Like all acts of ambition and aspiration, some lead to greatness and others to failure and ruin. For my photography, there is beauty and poetry to be found in both.

The Philharmonie is great testament to our aspiration for utopia. It stands amongst the European buildings on the Kirchberg, Luxembourg. Opened in 2005, the building has 827 pillars that make up a massive peristyle. It was designed by architect Christian de Portzamparc.

The pillars form the central feature of the outside of this magnificent building. I wanted to capture the sheer scale and breathtaking dynamics of this extraordinary structure. I wanted to photograph the power of the pillars as they hold the mighty roof up against the weight of the sky.

This photograph is taken at the very beginning of sunset. This magic hour gives the pillars wonderful warmth, as they bask in the orange glow of the sun. I love the reflection of the other pillars captured in the surface of one. It is a delight to see what the camera finds.

2nd Place: Architectural Feature – ‘Unique Buildings of The World Group’ July 2010

Winner: Pillars & Columns – ‘Unique Buildings of The World Group’ June 2010

Joint Winner:
Less than 5000 Views 16th Challenge – ‘5000+ Views Group’
June 2010

Featured in Superbly Visual June 2010

Featured in Capital Cities of The World June 2010

Featured in All Around The World Group June 2010

Featured in Unique Buildings of The World Group June 2010

1,718 Views as of 19th December 2010

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In Recovery from depression and feeling lucky to be alive, I make fun, simple, friendly gifts for people to share with their loved ones and celebrate their lives together. I also love to find and promote the original work of other Artists; to spend my days inspired by the beauty of creation and the imagination of others.

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  • Esther's Art and Photography
    Esther's Art a...over 4 years ago

    Fantastic pov. Love the colours too. fav4me;o)

  • Thank you! Got many silly-looks laying on my back taking this shot! ;)

    – Toby Davis

  • Esther's Art and Photography
    Esther's Art a...over 4 years ago

    LOL It was worth it !! Wish you a fantastic weekend ;o))

  • You too! :)

    – Toby Davis

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1over 4 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you so much!!!

    – Toby Davis

  • Susan Littlefield
    Susan Littlefieldover 4 years ago

    Incredible POV, fantastic shot!

  • Thanks!!!!

    – Toby Davis

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 4 years ago

    Fabulous abstract!

  • Thank you!!!

    – Toby Davis

  • Elizabeth McPhee
    Elizabeth McPheeover 4 years ago

    I love the way those pillars radiate through the frame.

  • Thank you! This was one of those shots, that as soon as I looked through the view finder, it just popped out at me :)

    – Toby Davis

  • pery
    peryover 4 years ago

    Beautiful – great viewpoint and lovely reflections

  • Thanks!!! …the reflections took me by surprise! ;) I’ll credit those to the great life force! :)

    – Toby Davis

  • Tracy66
    Tracy66over 4 years ago

    wow, An Awesome shot, love the angle.!

  • Thanks!! Had the camera jammed right up against my face taking it – my nose may never be the same again!! ;)

    – Toby Davis

  • Andrew Jones
    Andrew Jonesover 4 years ago

    superb POV for drama and effect.

  • Thanks!

    – Toby Davis

  • Rafferty-Evans
    Rafferty-Evansover 4 years ago

    Awesome POV!

  • Thanks a lot!

    – Toby Davis

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