Posts Tagged With: city

Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art

I hate cities, but I visit one regularly because it is the choice of my son to have our fortnightly contact time there.

Occasionally, we visit a dubious, but very interesting part of this particular city, where very eager “salesmen” offer bargain prices for “designer goods” out of side-street operations.

This remnant of a building, perched round the back of this series of streets, always fascinates me. I have never had a camera with me when I am in the neighbourhood (for obvious reasons) but I tried to take a couple of pictures on my phone last time we went.

As it happened, the area is restricted by a tall steel fence, and it’s impossible to get very close. On the original photo, the picture was blanched by the surrounding sky, and the structure itself was just a silhouette. But I used Photoshop to claw back a bit of the detail, and the result is a bit “arty” (that’s Alice-talk for “I made a bunch of mistakes, but it was too much effort to keep going back to start again.”)

I have no idea why this part of the building has been left standing. I just think it’s a fascinating remnant.

I wonder what stories those doors could share?

(click on photo for clarity-ish)

“Ah, what sights and sounds and pain lie beneath that mist. And we had thought that our hard climb out of that cruel valley led to some cool, green and peaceful, sunlit place---but it's all jungle here, a wild and savage wilderness that's overrun with ruins. But put on your crown, my Queen, and we will build a New City on these ruins.”  Eldridge Cleaver  "Soul on Ice"

“Ah, what sights and sounds and pain lie beneath that mist. And we had thought that our hard climb out of that cruel valley led to some cool, green and peaceful, sunlit place—but it’s all jungle here, a wild and savage wilderness that’s overrun with ruins. But put on your crown, my Queen, and we will build a New City on these ruins.”
Eldridge Cleaver “Soul on Ice”

 

© Alice through the Macro Lens [2014]

 

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Feeling the blues …

Despite feeling like absolute doo doo today – strangely weepy but buzzy at the same time – I have been finding solace in this blogging business. I think it has something to do with the fact that, despite intending this to be primarily an attempt at some form of writing therapy, I have been receiving some incredibly kind feedback about my photos. So much so, that on those days when writing/smiling/motivation to do anything doesn’t come easily, I can just plonk a photo on my blog page, and it receives feedback in its own right.

I’ve always preached (if only to myself) that a person shouldn’t require validation from others to feel complete, but I tell you something …. it doesn’t half lift your spirits when you’re feeling like ten-day-old sewage!

So, in right royal honour of a day perfect for the Blues, here’s a picture I took about twenty years ago (when I was just an egg, of course) on my old “manual everything” Fujica 35mm camera with a big lens that I bought as a package from a pawn shop in Texas for $50.

© Alice through the Macro Lens [2012]

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