Saturday, November 20, 2010

Weekend Reflections

 
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The headquarters for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is located in this building named for Marjory Stoneman Douglas, who was an American journalist, writer, feminist, and environmentalist noted for her role in the protection of the Florida Everglades against efforts to drain it and reclaim land for development. You can read more about Marjory Stoneman Douglas here. This building is located several miles west of downtown Tallahassee and provides some wonderful reflections of the surrounding trees. To see more beautiful reflections from around the world, visit James at Weekend Reflections.

18 comments:

biebkriebels said...

A beautiful reflection.

MaCoBra said...

Cool building, it has a brownish-silver glow to it...

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice building, great story about who the building is named after. I like that the panels are not all perfectly the same color and reflectance. I don't know if that is by design or if that is a result of time.

SRQ said...

Wonderful reflections! Interesting info about Marjory Stoneman Douglas. I wasn't familiar with her. Sounds like she was a real trailblazer. And, she lived to be 108?! Florida writer Carl Hiaasen should be honored some day -- with a park.

bitingmidge said...

I am of course, a sucker for reflections! I just love them!

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Leif Hagen said...

Glamourous, glitzy glass!

Magdala said...

An interesting building- it looks like a tin. The reflections of the trees are really nice.

Rambling Round said...

Great building for reflections, and I'm glad it reflects a few trees!

Lisa Wilson said...

It's a beautiful building, but I'm not sure if someone like her would feed honored to have a building named after her. If a section of the Everglades is named after her, that would seem appropriate!

Jan n Jer said...

A great reflection in a beautiful building. Thanks for the history.

Cezar and Léia said...

A perfect mirror, the reflections are so beautiful there in this HUGE building!AWESOME!
Léia

Jacob said...

A very impressive building and an impressive photograph! Ms. Douglas was a wonderful person who was a positive force for the well-being of our state!

Thank you for caring, Lois. Things are going well and we are very glad to be home!

VP said...

Glass building are always precious for reflections and this one is practically a huge mirror!

jennyfreckles said...

The tree reflections almost camouflage the bottom of the building. Interesting.

Dianne said...

anyone who saves even a small bit of nature is a hero to me

cool tree reflections

JM said...

What a great shot, Lois! Love both composition and reflections.

Rob and Mandy said...

Building well named, and photo well done. Please, architects and landscape gardeners all around the world, please please plant trees in front of glass buildings!!!

Hilda said...

Such a lovely soft gold color!