Old and new by golftragic

Old and new

I liked the juxtaposition and the way the two rooflines ran parallel. The historic church is, if I recall correctly, the eatery and bar for the Geelong Arts Centre. Big fuss with the naming of this Centre. Its predecessor Geelong Performing Arts Centre, was always known by the acronym GPAC. Can't see that changing any time soon, GAC doesn't do the trick.
Very well spotted. It's like they meld into one another. I wonder if the architects did that -- on one of the Chicago tours they talked about 'contextual architecture' that puts building 'in communication with one another.' Interesting concept, I think.
November 28th, 2019  
How ironic and unusual. I like the idea mentioned bunTaffy of buildings communicating with each other.. perhaps the modern one is saying “I will protect you”. Well seen and nice processing and composition
November 28th, 2019  
Well spotted and a great capture Marnie. It looks wonderful in these pale greys. I too like Taffy's comment.
November 28th, 2019  
@taffy I strongly suspect it was planned Taffy, the architects were paid a small fortune. Mind you, that doesn't necessarily mean a great deal in terms of what we ordinary mortals like and/or appreciate. Being an artistic ignoramus I didn't know the term or the trend, but it certainly fits this juxtaposition to a tee. Before this new arts centre was built the church was barely visible from the road. All very interesting.
November 28th, 2019  
@jgpittenger Thanks Jane, I had to take Les downtown in case she could get a park near her appointment place. There was a park and I had my camera and you can fill in the rest. I'll go back down there on a weekend and investigate further. Being a public building you can go in and wander round the usual places.
November 28th, 2019  
@ludwigsdiana Thanks Diana.
November 28th, 2019  
Interesting build
November 28th, 2019  
You are standing in just the right place to get these angles right! So many places now have the 'old and the new' alongside. This is a sweet little church!
November 28th, 2019  
The two buildings go together so well, not so sure about calling the new building GAC though
November 28th, 2019  
So pleased that the church structure has been preserved - the juxtaposition of old and new works well here.
November 28th, 2019  
I just hope the old doesn't get swallowed up by the new :)
November 28th, 2019  
Great capture. This combination is very popular in Warsaw. They retain the original pediment of the building and demolish the rest and completed with modern architecture.
November 28th, 2019  
Looks like the architects got it right with the new building.
November 28th, 2019  
Nice juxtaposition. Such things fascinate me
November 28th, 2019  
Superb, you are very good at spotting and capturing juxtapositions of old and modern buildings in b&w.
November 28th, 2019  
@momamo Yes, I thought so too.
November 29th, 2019  
@maggiemae Thanks MM, just what I thought.
November 29th, 2019  
@onewing Hahaha, doesn't exactly roll off the tongue does it? I can't see that one catching on, it'll stay GPAC in speech.
November 29th, 2019  
@vignouse I agree, I'm not usually a fan of this kind of architectural mix, but this one seems to have been done sympathetically.
November 29th, 2019  
@gilbertwood I doubt that will happen Denise, that little church has been part of GPAC for yonks.
November 29th, 2019  
@haskar There's certainly a lot of what we call facade-ism here, especially in the capital cities. In this case, thank goodness, the whole old building has not only survived, but is an integral part of the performing arts centre.
November 29th, 2019  
@merrelyn Much to my surprise (and pleasure).
November 29th, 2019  
@casablanca Me too, like you I always have an eye out for the unusual.
November 29th, 2019  
@etienne Thanks Etienne, these things just stand out and hit me in the eye.
November 29th, 2019  
This combo seems to work really well. And I have to agree - GAC just doesn't work. :)
December 2nd, 2019  
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