There was a little bookshop in Hobart, in fact it was named "the sad little bookshop". What I found interesting about this site was that it stood alone, with a car park around it. The angled glass facade was a fascinating feature, and was common practice in mid 20th Century design.
This photograph is a personal favourite of my 20th Century Architecture Tasmanian collection for several reasons. When I photograph buildings I attempt to convey a story and show buildings in a light that highlights their attributes.
The day I took this photograph all the elements came together - a brooding sky (I love brooding skies in my photos!), and a lone pedestrian walked into the frame, helping to depict the sense of the shop being in the middle of a big empty car park.
Sadly this shop has been demolished, and in it's place....well nothing - it now forms part of the car park! These buildings may not have striking attributes of their bigger Modernist cousins, but they have their place in telling a story of our past. \
History repeats with Modernist buildings such as "the sad little book shop" being demolished and lost forever. It's times like these that I am happy to have documented buildings such as this one, because whilst a photograph cannot bring back a building, what such photographs do is provide a record of our built environment.