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The Marine Building aka Smallville's home of the Daily Planet has always been one of my favorite buildings to visit when I'm home because of its art deco architecture and its place as one of the historically important buildings in Vancouver.  I am hoping that this time we will be able to get inside to take some photos because if you think the twirling front doorsat the street entrance you see on TV every week are amazing it is nothing compared to the craftsmanship of the interior lobby and elevators.  The set designers on Smallville really don't get enough credit for the work they do and I hope to share some photos so that my F-list can see how much they were inspired by the actual building and tried to replicate as much as they could for the show.  I am going to post some photos in the next few days of the interior but for now I was doing some research for my trip to Vancouver when I came across these incredible photos of the exterior by a photographer called "Tripleman".  You can see below how even the roof of the Marine Building as been re-created at the Smallville studios in Burnaby for some of the iconic scenes.  So a big round of applause for the set designers for their hard work for the show *smiles*

Inside the cut you can see the images full size and a big thanks to the awesome photographer "Tripleman" for sharing these photos. 

www.tripleman.com/

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*trivia for you for you trip to Vancouver...the building Smallville uses for Luthorcorp is right across the street and is peaking out on the right edge of the picture.
 

Date: 2009-08-17 06:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chrisluvstommy.livejournal.com
OOh that's cool!!

I can't wait to see your pics from your trip!!

I am crossing my fingers you'll catch some "pretty pics" if you catch my drift!

Have fun going home!

Date: 2009-08-17 10:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunflowercyn10.livejournal.com
*hugs* I luv the angle of the shots because most pics folks take are from the street level. Wouldn't it be cool if they were doing a "shoot" downtown when I'm there? I hope I get lucky if I go near the studio like JayPat did. That was pretty incredible. The upside is if we go by skytrain (elevated subway) it goes right above where they shoot outside so I'll know pretty fast if we should "have a picnic" and stay awhile. I'm going to have to figure out messaging with my phone or something 'cause if I get lucky I'll want to share *grins* my good fortune with you.

Date: 2009-08-17 07:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeannev.livejournal.com
Those are incredible pictures. It is a very beautiful building. I've love to have that corner office, LOL

Date: 2009-08-17 10:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunflowercyn10.livejournal.com
I'm glad you liked them Val. I'd luv to have the corner office too with a view but I heard that the new convention center now blocks the view to the ocean which is kinda sad since the ocean is part of its legacy.

Date: 2009-08-17 08:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shelly505.livejournal.com
That is SO cool Cyn, what a beautiful building! Thanks for sharing hon!

Date: 2009-08-17 10:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunflowercyn10.livejournal.com
*hugs* your welcome...wait to see some of the stuff I found for "inside" the building. That's why I want to get my BF inside to take photos because its jaw dropping in there...

Date: 2009-08-17 09:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seeyaroundsv.livejournal.com
Very cool! I wish I'd of had more time to check it out closer, we were racing against the sun setting to visit a bunch of places the day I went around downtown taking pictures. =)

Date: 2009-08-17 10:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunflowercyn10.livejournal.com
It's tough when you have so many places to visit and so little time. You did pretty well though Luke!!! You even found Smallville High :) my Dad's high school!

Date: 2009-08-20 07:14 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] shardsofblu.livejournal.com
Ooh Cyn! That was absolutely beautiful. I really loved how the second pic just zoomed into the last one with the same angle and the lights showed up all that intricate carvings.

Can't wait for the interior pics!

Date: 2009-08-20 10:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunflowercyn10.livejournal.com
*hug*...I just love this building ...can you tell :) I'll get myself organized and post the interior pics ASAP for you. I can't wait to show off this old beauty of a building.

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