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wiebkefesch's avatar

Healey Rotunda 1

Rotunda (dome) of my home base, the Healey Building in Downtown, Atlanta, Georgia. This awesome bit of neogothic goodness was built in 1913 as a deluxe office tower.

Incidentally I got chased off by security guard after taking this. Odd, since I've LIVED (and owned a condo) in this building for 9 yrs. and have taken tons of photos previously.
Image details
Image size
1600x1200px 939.5 KB
Canon PowerShot S70
Shutter Speed
1/79 second
Focal Length
6 mm
Date Taken
Mar 20, 2010, 3:40:49 PM
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deathbymower's avatar
Nicely composed and shot here, well done!
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Sithspit's avatar
The guard probably is suffering from "More Important Than You-itis", like many guards that think they can stop people from taking photos in public places. You live there, there is no posted rules against it, there are no rules against it in your lease, then the guard can F*** OFF.
wiebkefesch's avatar
My building -is- unique in that while the upper floors are controlled by a resident condominium board, the bottom three floors, which are commercial & office space, are controlled, rented etc. by the building developer. This is actually a legal thing written out. Now as for why they would be forbidding photography, it's because they want to make money off the location. On several occasions movies and TV shows have filmed in our lobby and the developer (though not the residents) have made thousands of dollars on leasing it. I think somehow they believe they should be paid if you take a photo too.
Sithspit's avatar
Unreal. Sorry for you, it's a great opportunity location.
Thugnastay227's avatar
flippin awesome architecture and contrast
Skevlar's avatar
very beautiful shot and greyscale
wiebkefesch's avatar
Thanks. It's nearly entirely gray so of course I thought to myself "Grayscale!"
DarrenClarke's avatar
thats stunning, sorry i didn't notice it before.. beautiful photo!
wiebkefesch's avatar
Thanks. This building is pretty :)
welder's avatar
Very well framed photo, nicely captured contrast. The transition between dark and light is great.

Funny, that story with the security guard. I've had a few run ins myself with security guards. I think they just want to feel important because in reality they have pretty dull jobs ;)
snappy-finger's avatar
I love the angle of which you shot this also... it leads your eye straight to the top. The clarity is awesome, and it's a lovely piece of architecture!

Nice one! :clap: (:
wiebkefesch's avatar
Thanks. It really is nice. The whole lobby is neo-gothic and quite light and airy.
snappy-finger's avatar
You're quite welcome. (: You're fortunate to live in such a lovely architectural structure!
PatrickRuegheimer's avatar
Wonderful shot and great angle!
wiebkefesch's avatar
Thanks. It's definitely the best picture I've ever taken of it.
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