Sunday, January 27, 2008

One Bridge Place


When I mentioned this building in another post, wvsky came through with this great shot that shows its charm. As I said, I have had many, many people over the years tell me that this is the thing they remember most about their visit to Charleston.

For those of you who haven't seen it in person, this was the unadorned back side of a building that was left exposed after the adjoining building was razed. The detail is all painted, but in a very strategic way to incorporate actual windows and faux windows into a flawless pattern. Even in person it's difficult to see which are the real windows and which are fake.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anyone know who painted it originally? It's very well done and even uses "shadows" to create the illusion of depth-- it especially works at night. I remember the first time I saw it I had been away at school so never saw it being painted and actually though it was newly constructed rowhouses.

Jay said...

I was going to ask the same question. I know Reaford of "Reaford Signs" touches it up periodically.

Olias said...

This is just one of Charleston's hidden treasures. I love to point it out to visiting friends, as well as unaware locals anytime I can. That's a great shot!