October 22

These columns stand in front of a building in downtown Kent, Ohio. When I first moved here in 1978, it was the City Bank, but now, after several other incarnations, it is an antique store. The peeling paint on the columns seems well-suited to the merchandise inside!
Nicely aged...great angle...
posted October 23rd, 2010  
Gorgeous textures in this photo!
posted October 23rd, 2010  
Oh this shot is sooo great. I love that the paint is falling off....so antique looking.
posted October 23rd, 2010  
sort of a faded glory thing!
posted October 23rd, 2010  
I love the shot but I feel I should object ( in a good way ) to the comparison between antiques and the paint work...my antiques do not look shabby. Me on the other hand, I feel like that paint work some days!
posted October 23rd, 2010  
I love the look of aging here.
posted October 23rd, 2010  
I was going to say the same thing. It definitely is a very fitting building for the business.
posted October 23rd, 2010  
I loved it, you will in many beautiful places.
posted October 23rd, 2010  
I love the old, peeling paint. It gives these columns such character. Great composition!
posted October 23rd, 2010  
Funny..there are quite a few antique shops in NZ that are now in historic bank buildings. Now instead of character banks just seem to go for the huge glass featureless skyscrapers. wonder if it still has its vault doors.
posted October 23rd, 2010  
cool!
posted October 23rd, 2010  
Very historic looking and does seem to fit the antique look!
posted October 23rd, 2010  
Very appropriate bank picture given what is happening. Peeling grandeur effect is very good.
posted October 23rd, 2010  
@farmboy9155 - no offense! I love antiques and many are very well-cared for and preserved, but I like the shabby ones, too, that look worn with years of use and love. These pillars fall into that category...!
posted October 23rd, 2010  
@palusami - it DOES still have the vault inside!
posted October 23rd, 2010  
Great capture. The peeling paint makes it, doesn't it?
posted October 23rd, 2010  
great composition with the close up of one and the other in the background. Such character and stories contained in thise columns. I like well-used items that tell the story of lives that have touched them.
posted October 23rd, 2010  
I love how the paint is peeling ....to me this really enhances the appeal.
posted October 23rd, 2010  
I do love the look of old weathered structures. Did the owner keep it like this deliberately or is it benign neglect?
posted October 23rd, 2010  
Nice shot! Reminds me of some of the big columns around the University here.
posted October 23rd, 2010  
Great texture, wonderful shot and story.
posted October 23rd, 2010  
NIce pic, textures!
posted October 23rd, 2010  
Love the textures and tones! Great shot :)
posted October 23rd, 2010  
Wonderful detail and texture in this picture Cindy
posted October 23rd, 2010  
The perspective rocks.
posted October 23rd, 2010  
Interesting angle :)
posted October 23rd, 2010  
I like it.
posted October 24th, 2010  
Interesting shot.
posted October 24th, 2010  
very appropriate for the business :)
posted October 26th, 2010  
I love the texture and the composition! Nice lines.
posted October 30th, 2010  
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