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Wow! Banks are pretty.

Well, this one is.

The fountains in the front definitely help.

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7 responses

  1. Shows how they blow our money instead of paying better interest.

    September 3, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    • Ha! No kidding. I like how it says that it’s a “Public Bank.”

      September 3, 2012 at 8:27 pm

  2. I noticed the public bank as well, and may have even snarfed at the moniker. Given the dichotomy you refer to so often, and the grandiose stature of the building, I wonder who, exactly, qualifies as “public”? Then again, what do i know – I don’t even live there! That’s just how it looks 🙂

    September 4, 2012 at 1:37 am

    • This bank is in Malaysia, and I know less about it than I do about Indonesia. I just liked the way it looked.

      September 4, 2012 at 5:17 am

  3. MindMindful

    The ways that banks ‘look’ is intentional, & shows the ways architecture is used to project an emotional feeling. In the ‘old days’, banks looked like a mix of temples & fortresses — evoking a sense of money as a sacred trust, or a spiritual need perhaps, & the sense that your money was wholly & completely safe. Now, many suburban branch banks (in the U.S. anyway) have a homey, welcoming kind of look. Some, as with this image, project a sense that, these people who take care of, use & loan your money, have the sanction of kings ……… or maybe just live like them.

    September 4, 2012 at 2:05 am

    • Like kings on the backs of their investors.

      September 4, 2012 at 5:18 am

      • MindMindful

        Yeah! When I was a young kid, whenever we went through a small town, my grandmother would point to the largest, fanciest house & say: That’s where the banker lives.

        September 5, 2012 at 12:23 am