Thursday, 17 April 2008

The Colour Of Money

No, this isn't two different branches of the Alliance & Leicester building society, its the same one. The coloured lights change every few minutes! Yes, it's a bank! They don't just change at night, it happens all day long too. And its not just the outdoor lights, its the lights inside as well! I go into this branch now and again and it makes my eyes hurt. The staff must have a permanent headache!

12 comments:

Lori said...

What a funny idea! I've never heard of such a thing. I imagine the people who work there get used to it after a while. Good idea for a post!

Dusty Lens said...

Pretty lights here at tyour bank. Imagine the poor bank wokers viewing the changing lights all day long.

Ming the Merciless said...

My doctor's office is on the 2nd floor of the building and patients have to be buzzed in at the ground floor.

One day, when I was sitting in the waiting room, the buzzer went off every minute because the practice has 4 other physicians and there were a lot of patients coming in for their appointments.

I asked the receptionist what she thought of the buzzer and she looked at me with a weak smile and said, "I'm used to it now!"

magiceye said...

strange way to lure customers!

Chuck Pefley said...

Lovely outside, but if I had to work under constantly changing lights I'd find somewhere else to work!

Gail's Man said...

Seems a waste of energy, especially in these green times.

D.C. Confidential said...

Nice! Love the changes in color.

babooshka said...

Very observant of you to take these.I hate banks( i left one to be a photographer),but you have found a use for them. Beautiful photos, for an ugly subject.

Jackie said...

In the Glasgow press recently there seems to be a bit of a campaign going to get businesses who "light up" at night (there are a few notorious ones who are really bright) to turn off the lights. I basically agree, it's so wasteful, but one woman did write in to say that she always stood outside one of them at night waiting for her taxi as she felt safer, so I suppose you could say it has its uses (though I'm very sure the shop hadn't planned on helping community safety).

I haven't played very much with the night setting on my camera. But I've been quite pleased with the results when I have tried it.

Keropok Man said...

what an interesting idea for a bank!

think they are getting popular everywhere :-)

brian said...

this is interesting, and you have to wonder what purpose they serve in doing this... i mean, it was obviously done with some thought and planning...

ShutterSpy said...

I hate pointless lights :(

Well-exposed photos though :)

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