To Continue where I left off in my last post, here are a few more photos from the now closed Cleveland Trust Bank. The vault door shown on the last post was rectangular and was amazingly complex and beautiful. Here is another vault door, showing similar beauty, but this door was round. It was built by the same company, and like the other, was like a piece of art. The workings on this vault door were even enclosed by beveled glass with the center section swinging open on hinges.
Though I spent most of my time photographing the details of the vaults, the bank architecture was photo worthy also. Looking straight up from the bank lobby is a sixty foot in diameter rotunda, exhibiting a Tiffany stained glass skylight. It seemed everywhere I looked in this building, beauty was abundant!
Inside one safety deposit box compartment, I found this grouping of keys. Though most of them appeared to be fairly modern, once again I was reminded of bygone years of customers and employees, doing their banking business in and out of these vaults. Some of the scenes captured just looked like time was stopped and everything was left just as it had been at that instant in time! A fascinating shooting experience!