Domus Vista

April 10, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

I have learned over time (also read it somewhere) that a good rule in photography is to always move around your subject, look for new angles and different ways to frame it, and Domus Vista is a really good example of said rule. Previously I had only seen the building from the road driving past it, and that is not a flattering angle on it, so seeing it up close and from all sides really changed my view on it. You can imagine that this large concrete structure, on a grey and cloudy day, looks like nothing more than a sad relic from the cold war, with the soul purpose of being able to survive the nuclear holocaust.

So two weeks ago I decided to take a long walk with the kids, only about a 30 minutes walk from where we live, and I ended up discovering that it is way more photogenic then I thought. I was actually so surprised/thrilled that I went back a second time to look for more angles on the cold war behemoth and I think the trips really paid off.

Domus Vista is a residential building from the late 60's designed by danish architect Ole Hagen, the tallest building in denmark until 1976, and for 35 years it was the tallest residential building in Scandinavia. This skyscraper has a mall, a library and 470 apartments, and I bet the apartments facing the center of copenhagen have a pretty spectacular view. Imagine getting up on the roof, with your camera on a tripod, during the golden hours. 

The birth of "Slow Blogging"
With this post I realize that, I must be one of the slowest bloggers out there. We shall call it "Slow Blogging". ;)


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