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Lafayette Building Revisited

Posted by
Ralph Jones (Detroit, United States) on 22 November 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Read Detroiters debate over the Lafayette:
The original series was published on this site 7/25/09 - 8/3/09

Mission Statement:
To document the city in an attempt to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the uniqueness of Detroit, her buildings, and her people.

Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus.
We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes.

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

this is a very interesting building, is that stained glass on the inside?

22 Nov 2009 5:29am

@Chris Pereira: It's graffiti, almost all the windows on the Lafayette Building were painted from the inside with graffiti. I always thought it to be both beautiful and disturbing.

Stu from Home: Scotland | Residing in Kyoto, Japan

I like the splashes of colour through the windows contrasted against the bare exterior.

22 Nov 2009 6:03am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A very nice point of view

22 Nov 2009 11:27am

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

looking at the photos in this series i'm always drawn to the colors reflected/painted on some windows - a marvel !!!

22 Nov 2009 4:04pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Super cool compo here, Ralph !

22 Nov 2009 7:39pm

peter from new york, United States

awesome shot! i love the splash of color :-)

23 Nov 2009 2:00am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Interesting composition. I like these windows.

23 Nov 2009 2:27am

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

I recall your series on this building it is a sad that these grand buildings fall to hard times with no saviours in sight. I also heard that the silverdome was bought by a canadian company for $500,000.

23 Nov 2009 2:43am

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Chris is right, with the light on the paint, it does look like stained glass. Great shot!

23 Nov 2009 2:07pm