The Blue House (8 pics F30)

Started Jul 15, 2006 | Discussions thread
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hpicckcy Veteran Member • Posts: 4,080
The Blue House (8 pics F30)

An 80 year old 4-storey tenement, with no elevators and even flushing water system. Might not appeal to many, but when I passed by it one evening, I was entirely fascinated. Not only by its colors, textures and architectural details, but more by its 'human' factor that was so rich. Containing memories of more than three generations, it's still serving the same purposes and functions since it was first built – housing families and chambers of local community. I was amazed to witness its being "alive", living far far beyond the normal economical and physical life of a building in this fast changing City …

I learned afterwards that some public bodies are now planning to "preserve" this heritage and "revitalise" the area into a "tourist destination"; the existing residents would of course need to vacate …

1. @ F2.8, 1/20s, ISO 800, EV -1

2. @ F2.8, 1/20s, ISO 1600, EV -1

3. @ F2.8, 1/25s, ISO 1600, EV -1

4. @ F2.8, 1/20s, ISO 1600, EV -1

5. @ F2.8, 0.4s, ISO 200, EV -1

6. @ F2.8, 0.4s, ISO 200, EV -1

7. @ F2.8, 0.4s, ISO 200, EV -1

8. @ F2.8, 0.4s, ISO 200, EV -1

As always, comments and advice will be much appreciated.

Best regards,

‘Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.’
Henri Cartier Bresson

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