Sunday, May 17, 2009

Ocala City Hall


While our city hall doesn't match the gorgeous old ornate buildings one can find in Europe, we think it is a fairly attractive structure.

32 comments:

arts said...

I love your concept of daily photos. Specially because the world gets to see what you've just seen. And this way may be I won't miss the places which I otherwise might not get to visit in my life :-) Great work!

Can I have you connected through google friend connect?

Lee Spangler said...

Jake:
Thanks for the link to the museum. I think the cypress in front of the building is attractive and expresses the feeling of the South and adds greatly to the picture.

magiceye said...

beautifully composed and shot!

Olivier said...

c'est une belle structure, on dirait qu'elle est en bois ?

it is a beautiful structure, it looks like it is wood?

Vogon Poet said...

Our old buildings are often unsafe, difficult to climatize, dirty and covered by scaffoldings. Beautiful to see but of no practical use and expensive to maintain...
Short version: I love your neat city hall!

cieldequimper said...

Very attractive. I wish some of our modern buildings in Europe would be that nice, seriously!

Small City Scenes said...

You are right, it is very atractive. Our country is just not old enought to have buildings like Europe, although Florida has the oldest city in the US. MB

Dusty Lens said...

It is a stately building with symmetry. The lawn looks golf course quality.

Hilda said...

When I saw the thumbnail in the portal, I thought it was just a humongous house. I like it as a city hall — seems very approachable, if you know what I mean.

Lois said...

That's a nice looking building!

Halcyon said...

I do think it's a nice building. Those arches and the windows make it very open and inviting.

B Squared said...

In another hundred years or so, who knows?

Jacob said...

@ B Squared - Hadn't thought about that...hmmm...probably because nothing lasts more than about 20-30 years around here before it falls down or they tear it down...

Cezar and Léia said...

Modern too!
The tree is beautiful!
Léia

Jarart said...

Attractive indeed. And well captured.

Jacob said...

@ Lee - You're very welcome.

@ All - Thanks so much for stopping by - have a great week, wherever you are!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! What a GRAND place! Very nicely captured and pretty!

Jacob said...

@ arts - Thanks for your kind words. I don't know from Google friends? You'll have to explain that to me.

nanak said...

am i late to give a comment? hhe
i like this photo especially the big tree.

Jacob said...

@ Nanak - the world could end and it would not be too late to comment on one of my blogs! :-))

julia said...

How strong is the trend to have columns out the front- in parts of the south perhaps, I've noticed a few such places and there's Gone with the Wind and its memories, although the location differs I guess.

magicpolaroid said...

very nice building and shape! amazing tree!
Luis

Marie-Noyale said...

And the people who work inside enjoy great light from all the windows,not always the case in older buildings!!

tapirgal said...

Hi Jacob, thanks for visiting my Astoria blog. You can see all you need to from the base of the column, and there's a nice easy road to get there! From the tower you get a different perspective and feel more like an eagle :) I'm enjoying your blogs since I'm not a warm-weather girl, but I love to see the images.

Joy said...

You are right, Jacob. It's a neat looking city hall. Nice angle.

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Bj said...

Lovely building indeed. Lets see - new windows/door - but it still struck me as 'old South Beach' ... Very good and crisp shot. Poor beautiful, graceful oak won't see many more storms. Thanks.

Per Stromsjo said...

The old ornate stuff can be a bit heavy sometimes, this gives a light, welcoming feeling. Well snapped.

Aigars Bruvelis said...

I rather like the selection of trees:D

Layrayski said...

I think its beautiful!

Kcalpesh said...

Beautiful shot Jacob. Nice angle and inclusion of the tree ads to the whole picture.

Jackie said...

That really is very different. Looks like great minds are thinking alike, as I featured Glasgow's city chambers today.

Jacob said...

@ Jackie - I'm sure you're right about "great minds," and if you'll check you'll see I made a comment on your post re: Glasgow's city chambers relative to this post.

Have a great day or evening...

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