Friday, December 17, 2010

Order In The Court

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Downtown Courthouses

Like most American cities, St. Louis' law courts cluster downtown. The three stone buildings shown here are: lower left, the state civil courts building, whose goofy architecture has been discussed on the blog before; lower right, what is now called the 22nd Judicial District of Missouri Building and used to be the federal courts before they built the fancy new one at the upper right. Hard to tell from this perspective, but the new federal courthouse is almost exactly as tall as the Arch, completely blocking the view coming downtown from the west. The structure in the center with the aqua glass windows is just an office building but it's got nothing but lawyers.

How many lawyers compressed into what volume of space creates enough fissionable material for a bomb? Maybe the Iranian government knows.

9 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Nice lines and shapes, these courthouses are huge!

brattcat said...

Is St. Louis a particularly litigious city?

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

That is a huge federal courthouse.

William Kendall said...

Very nice use of the shapes of the buildings in composing the shot; the skies really make the image work on this one.

Birdman said...

This is so good... it almost looks fake. Cool sky!

TheChieftess said...

Great shot!!! Looks a bit surreal...kind of like a Gotham City shot in a Batman movie!!! I like the processing that you did...and the angle that you shot this in...

Oakland Daily Photo said...

This is HDR, right? It gives the photo a look of being a still from Ghostbusters. Seriously. But I can't figure out why.

TheChieftess said...

I thought HDR too...which I normally don't like...but this is perfect!!!

Petrea said...

Wow. I love it.