Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by Andrew Flannigan, Sep 25, 2018.
On someone's doorstep in Edinburgh . . . . .
Had a wander around an old closed down restaurant today (the one in the tree competition). Not much in it other than some old wine bottles in what looks like would have been the old wine cellar.
There was evidence however that at some point that the building was also probably used for growing cannabis.
decay wine by Nigel G, on Flickr
decay wine2 by Nigel G, on Flickr
And to add to my theme of decay, this children's playground. I guess not many play here.
decay slide by Nigel G, on Flickr
decay horse by Nigel G, on Flickr
Just a garden chair by SteveH, on Flickr
No, I don't know why it appeals to me either. It's just a chair, in the garden, with a string/clothes-peg attaching it to the fence...
Lovely on the Water:
With apologies to Frankie Armstrong.
Strange what you find on Google Streetview . . . . I was looking for a building I photographed in Paris last year and was just 'wandering down the rue' when I found this!
Took a walk through Shoreditch and found this guy in action. I have seen his speeding cars in other places, but never found him at work. His mate had a Canon securely taped down doing time-lapse as it developed.
Quick Spray by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr
Quick Spray 2 by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr
Was fascinating watching him work from a small design in his left hand.
Firework display. Or what's left of it.
Sort of makes our worries about getting the composition right and clicking a button pale into insignificance somehow, doesn't it?
previously on Hanbury Street, just off Brick Lane . . . .
Did for me. I stood there in awe.
This got my attention too:
Another weird one. Taken by accident when turning on the camera - very bad light, a slightly dirty window and involuntary camera shake (I know Intentional is trendy at the moment!) gave me a picture that has strange appeal. To me, at least!
I saw this tonight and had to take a picture. Mather & Platt in Manchester was less than a mile from where I grew up, my gran worked there as a spot-welder during the war and even up to five or so years ago, you could still see where the main wall of the factory had been painted to look like rows of houses to throw off the German bombers.
Mather & Platt by Jeff Johnson, on Flickr
Interesting. But I believe the Germans were using crossed beams to find targets, so paintwork might have been more for morale. Nice relic though.
Fair comment Mike - although my impression was a little different! If you read this page it says that once we managed to block Y-Gerat, the Germans stopped using crossed beams - and as far as I can make out, that was in late 1941.
I don't think they were blocked so much as mis-directed out to sea.
Here's something else I found interesting last night. A friend of mine is setting up a photographic studio in a unit he's renting on the second floor of an old mill. There's a freight lift that goes up to his floor - and it's huge. He's been told that the chap who used to have the unit next to his used to bring his car up to the second floor to work on it!
Lift by Jeff Johnson, on Flickr
Nearby lamp post this morning. On the school route (and up to the football field).
A bit unusual for this Island!
People used to be thinner. I make it that an average of 11 stone breaks the lift.
Note to self: must lose 3 stone
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