20081101

Tools represented


The eaves of old buildings in the old towns are often decorated with designs corresponding to the concept or object to which the buildings are dedicated. I got a crick in my neck along with many strange looks as I walked along the alley with my camera pointed up at the sky. This particular building on Mittlere Gasse in Baden has designs depicting tools of all sorts.

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7 comments:

Tanya said...

Interesting. I love the geraniums in front :) Have a great weekend!

Eki Akhwan said...

The design on that window (?) and the flower make a very nice photograph from this angle, Z.

claude said...

I think it is not ne new version of the hammer and sickle !

Sherry said...

You never know what intersting things you might miss when you don't glance up once in a while! I like this photo!

Julie said...

The light made this photo a difficult one to get right! What I am learning from photography is that the big picture is less important than the detail and this is found by looking up at the sky or down at your own feet.

Z said...

Tanya: Thanks, and the same to you!

Eki: Not window but the overhang of the roof: I was looking straight up and this surface is a horizontal one and is parallel to the street (of course, three floors up from the ground). The planter box is on the window sill of a window, so it's actually the underside of the plant that's visible.

Claude: Maybe I should show some of the other panels.

Sherry: Exactly! You just need to make sure you don't stumble and fall on your face :-)

Julie: Yep, yep, yep. I made several attempts. The 'big picture' works when the 'canvas' is larger. I've limited myself to 640 pixels x 480 pixels (it was based on how large a page I could fit on the laptop screen on which I started blogging) and that rules out many wider-angle images.

GMG said...

Hi Z! Back to the Blogosphere to visit this wonderful blog! And this time to be greeted with some fabulous pictures! Love the framing and red on this one and also the amazing snow drop on the berry. Great shot!!
The Matterhorn is superb!
Meanwhile Blogtrotter is now strolling somewhere around the Holy See of Echmiadzin. Hope you enjoy and have a great Sunday!