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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 429: "Ugly Buildings". Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( ) divider line 57
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2013-07-18 05:08:25 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "Ugly Buildings"

: There's at least one in every city. Those architectural monstrosities, monuments to bad taste, you've seen them: the Parthenon-themed house, the pyramid-shaped restaurant, the horrible government buildings. Find them and photograph them.

We ask that before submitting your photos you read and adhere to the following submission rules, including but not limited to the following:
- Submissions must be photographs; screen captures do not count as photographs.
- You must be the original photographer of your entry. Do not submit anyone else's photography as your own.
- You are only allowed to enter a photograph once. Do not submit the same photo to another contest later.
- You may enter 3 photos in each contest as long as each photo is of a different composition.
- Please post each photo separately so they can be voted for individually.

Please note:
The overarching ideal behind Farktography is that image corrections are acceptable, while adding or removing elements in the image (e.g. removing telephone poles, adding Elvis) is not acceptable. Levels, curves, contrast, saturation, crop, and black-and-white conversion tools may be used judiciously, but not to cartoonish or unrealistic extremes. Avoid applying artistic filters for the purpose of mimicking film, tilt-shift, toy camera, etc type effects. HDR and panorama stitching either in-camera or in post processing are not allowed unless specified for a particular theme (true multiple exposures done in-camera are acceptable, however). See the rules for more information on acceptable modifications, or check in at the Farktography Forums.

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2013-07-18 09:25:03 PM
Boston City Hall
2013-07-18 09:34:32 PM

Ugly Building Making Ugly People

Fugly Dots the Landscape
2013-07-18 09:36:45 PM

Ugly Doesn't Mean "Not Photogenic"

This barn is adjacent to an antiques mall. It's used for storage. It's like a warthog - so ugly it's cool looking.
2013-07-18 09:39:49 PM

Entropy Invades the Barn

Somewhere near Sodus, NY this barn continues to collapse
2013-07-20 08:25:16 PM

The Royal Ontario Museum, this usually makes top 10 ugly building lists
2013-07-20 08:34:10 PM

University of Toronto, Medical Sciences Building
2013-07-20 08:35:53 PM

John P Robarts Library, University of Toronto (aka Fort Book)
2013-07-20 09:43:40 PM
Columbus College of Art and Design Battelle Hall
2013-07-20 09:46:29 PM
They sell all the ugly homes using this place as the benchmark to do it.
2013-07-20 09:48:57 PM
This monstrosity is a hospital that was built with insurance money and then they stuck their name on it.
2013-07-20 11:14:55 PM
2013-07-20 11:15:33 PM
2013-07-21 08:32:12 PM

Denver's old Art Museum
2013-07-21 08:36:13 PM
Denver's new Art Museum
As ugly as the old one, but different

2013-07-21 08:37:44 PM
The Sleeper Bank
2013-07-21 11:26:50 PM
This one even has another ugly building appearing to grow out of its roof
2013-07-22 04:29:58 PM
Gillette Castle
2013-07-22 07:29:20 PM
City Hall at Newark, CA
Representing all of what was ugly in 1960s architecture, it appears to be built with leftover construction materials from the famously ugly Jack Tar Hotel in San Francisco. Ewww.
2013-07-23 01:45:16 AM

Back alley in downtown Detroit.  Want an ugly building?  Take your pick.

Forgot to enable voting on the last one, mods, mind killing the other for me?
2013-07-23 08:39:12 PM
"RIP Marty's,,,RIP Film"
2013-07-23 08:40:14 PM
"The news is Movie Star News is long gone..."
2013-07-23 08:41:46 PM
"This only the General Headquarters, we don't actually do in Soul Saving here,  you need to go to our shop on 138th and MLK"
2013-07-23 09:18:33 PM

Checkerboard patterns in square and diamond orientation, columns, spires and arches, oh my!
... even worse, this is a brand new dentists office, with a grand piano in the waiting room.
(Click img for full size, linky for Picasa album)

2013-07-23 09:21:54 PM  
2013-07-23 09:35:23 PM

The Spanish Mission Monstrosity of Lowry Crossing
Was under construction sometime around 2005, then it stopped suddenly, left more or less in this state since - best viewed large for the detail


Barracuda's Farktography on Picasa
2013-07-24 01:12:55 PM

Fondation Victor Vasarely
Aix-en-Provence, France

2013-07-24 01:17:10 PM

Random weird building in Melbourne, Australia
2013-07-24 01:19:56 PM

Old and abused hunters cabin
Somewhere in the mountains of BC
2013-07-24 06:46:43 PM
Local icon, grandfathered into our overly strict Cascadia-style zoning.
2013-07-24 06:48:35 PM

This is an occupied residence.
2013-07-24 06:50:50 PM

Bonus: This building is in the National Historic Register.
2013-07-24 09:52:27 PM  
City County Building

Prime example of 1960s/1970s brutalist design in architecture.
2013-07-24 09:54:25 PM  
Kaden Tower, Louisville, KY

Because what building wouldn't look better covered in a skin of concrete doily lace? The building was designed as a "tribute" to Frank Lloyd Wright.
2013-07-24 11:01:12 PM

Many thanks to Eeek for the TF sub!
2013-07-24 11:02:31 PM
2013-07-24 11:07:39 PM
2013-07-25 12:25:09 AM  
I know that the McDonald's Picture is by far the best for ugly pics because McDonald's really does make ugly people, but all of the in San Francisco are ugly.
2013-07-25 12:25:10 AM
2013-07-25 12:41:56 AM
2013-07-25 12:42:35 AM
2013-07-25 12:51:11 AM  
Telluride, CO
2013-07-25 12:54:42 AM  
/This time without rookie goodness?
2013-07-25 01:11:01 AM
2013-07-25 01:15:27 AM
2013-07-25 02:32:52 AM
Kingsway Old Bus Station, Lancaster (England)

CBackSB: They were halfway through demolishing the original building (here are a few old photos I've managed to dig up) when some farking idiot came along and stuck a preservation order on what was left, insisting that it was of special historical interest or something because it was built in the Victorian era. So for the next few decades it just sat where it was, greeting people as they arrived in town (as well as being dangerous), until finally a compromise was reached and they converted it into this monstrosity, which looks like an alien spaceship has crashed on the roof. The kicker? It's now a block of flats (i.e. an apartment building), and it sits in the middle of a busy road junction. Sounds like a great place to live, right?
2013-07-25 06:06:28 AM

/somewhere in QC I think
//must be French
2013-07-25 06:27:29 AM
Museo del Ciclismo Madonna del Ghisallo
2013-07-25 06:34:51 AM

/not as ugly as it is just peculiar
2013-07-25 06:36:07 AM

Fall River, MA City Hall. The only City Hall in America built over a highway, I believe.
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