Monday, June 22, 2009

Day 173: The Bank

Day 173: The Bank, originally uploaded by susanvg.

Architecture has changed. Banks used to be built in imposing styles, columns thrusting up to the name carved above. But times change and there is no more Bank of Toronto. Its descendant is the TD Bank, an amalgamation of smaller banks. And banks are often located in rented spaces in building, so there is no longer "bank" architecture.

You can see the spectre of a modern building looming over the bank. There are no curlicues, no columns, just clean lines. Which architecture is more admirable? Each speaks of the age that spawned it, monuments to a time.


  1. Is that a reflection of banking? or architecture in general? Nice photographic perspective - always have appreciated the artistic nature of both the 'old' and 'new'!

  2. I love this architectural photo - at first, I thought they had built a modern addition to the Greek Revival Bank! I really like the way you chose to compose this shot.