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Barbara's Little Problem

By mrswoolybill
A brief intermission from the London shots.
We had coffee Saturday morning with Barbaraj, in Gateshead Old Town Hall, where the Tyneside Cinema has set up camp while its Newcastle premises are being renovated.
Afterwards we spent a bitterly cold but very enjoyable few minutes considering the building.
I have mentioned my various little preoccupations in the past; Gateshead Old Town Hall is one of Barbaraís. There isnít a single true line available. The pavement is obviously sloping - thatís normal in these parts. But the front door isnít straight with the windows above it. The clock tower isnít straight with the building. Even the flower pots on either side of the door are skew-whiff, being at about 10 degrees to the door.
So why not have some fun. If this shot has gone to plan there should not be a single true vertical or horizontal line in it. Because basically Gateshead is like that...
Iíve included the big M button, so please feel free to play with the perspective.
Wishing you a peaceful and joyful Easter Sunday.
If you have time, please view Large.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: General Architecture Gateshead Wonky Crooked Bent Old town hall Skew-whiff

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23 Mar 2008 12:38AM
Like it as it is Moira,
imagio 14 12 1 England
23 Mar 2008 12:40AM
Like that quirky look Moira, It works

dawnmichelle 13 12 United States
23 Mar 2008 1:36AM
wouldn't change a thing about it.. lovely image
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
23 Mar 2008 2:57AM
Sounds an interesting building Moira.I do like the ''wonkyness'' here.Even the stonework does not match.Some have either been replaced or cleaned.And just look at the base of the clocktower.The difference in height of the left side to the right is quite incredible to get it level.An unusual image here and one I would only expect to see if it was an Irish coffee I was drinking.
23 Mar 2008 3:09AM
Love the bold tones in this fine looking building.
newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2008 6:43AM
Morning moira,oops i uploaded a mod which i didnt mean too lol i was going to have another go at it after seeing the flower pots dont look right hehe,but it was a bugger to get right lol,
ill have another go,,
23 Mar 2008 6:45AM
Seems perverse to add these flowerpots when they totally clash with the building. "I was told to put them there"

All the very best Moira,
newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2008 7:00AM
Nope i give up lol,ill catch up with the rest of your pf when i get up,all that heaving and pulling has done me in lol,off to bobo's.
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
23 Mar 2008 7:03AM
Nice with all lines and a funny manipulation also

MilanaG 15 Bulgaria
23 Mar 2008 7:13AM
Good detail in this ...especially the clock tower and the vane...
Happy Easter!
User_Removed 14 485 13 England
23 Mar 2008 7:21AM
very well exposed shot this Moira, normally shots like this blow the sky but you have retained detail in both the building while maintaining a nice blue sky.

helenlinda Plus
13 374 22 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2008 7:47AM
Its great!
I love the dizzy feeling you get just looking at it from here. What it must be like looking up I can only imagine!!
Have a great Easter Day
Barbaraj 14 450 England
23 Mar 2008 8:19AM
Well I give it to you for trying. Ians upload shows the top windows now bowing. . It is an impossible building to get a good photo of.
I'd not like to be Victoria sitting up on the roof looking down.
bayleaf 13 8 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2008 8:48AM
Nice bold strong image

MickyMc 13 8 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2008 8:52AM
Very interesting, and I like No2 modification too, but I would would'nt I?
Hoffy 16 262 16 England
23 Mar 2008 9:20AM
Nice use of the clock tower
danbrann 16 640 17
23 Mar 2008 9:33AM
Yes indeed a stange building.
Norma Plus
15 7 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2008 10:07AM
Like it just as it is Moira

luxaeternam 13 21 1
23 Mar 2008 10:41AM
You're quite right Moira, not a single thing follows a straight horizontal or vertical on the grid, so I gave up and had some fun with a mod!
A vote for your eagle eyes.
Smile Lucy
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
23 Mar 2008 11:32AM
Amazing; gives my carpenter's eye a headache! Wink
Have a wonderful Easter Sunday.
samsalt1 14 34 4
23 Mar 2008 12:08PM
After deliberation..wonky is fine !

TyChee Plus
16 275 1 United States
23 Mar 2008 12:16PM
Excellent capture. The angle and light make this a strong image.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2406 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2008 12:16PM
Thanks to everyone, and in particular to Ian, Fred and Lucy for the mods. I was hoping people could have fun with this one.
A major problem is that the clock doesn't actually stand parallel to the building, it turns out by about 5 degrees, so it will always look odd.
nickyv32 Plus
13 135 England
23 Mar 2008 12:20PM
Great shot, with lovely detail, I was summing it up and your last message has just confirmed my thought, it will never line up, however hard you try.
Love the lighting. Have a great day.

23 Mar 2008 12:23PM
A strong majestic image Moira, nice depth to this one.

John Smile
pascalg Plus
13 37 1 France
23 Mar 2008 12:48PM
interesting building & street
always knew the brits were a little bit twisted
Richsr 14 91 223 England
23 Mar 2008 12:54PM
Like the lines and details in this Moria - thanks for sharing.
Happy Easter.
Regards Richard.
Rock 18 10 2 England
23 Mar 2008 1:07PM
Converging verticals and all.

It's still a fine shot.

TelStar 16 116 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2008 1:25PM
Encrusted fun Baroque with an almost Emmett clock? Strangely enchanting.

I'll be interested to see the Tyneside Cinema revamp. I've been in that cafe many times.

proz 16 205 United States
23 Mar 2008 2:10PM
wow there is a lot off kilter in this, wonderful viewed large. lol gives me vertigo just looking at it.
Rylands 13 1 2 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2008 3:14PM
Great image
Nettles 14 England
23 Mar 2008 4:00PM
Quirky angle and an interesting shot.
And a very happy Easter to you too.
Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
23 Mar 2008 5:07PM
Excellent. Quite abstracty Moira. I like it alot.
Very beautufil looking building, makes a beautiful photograph especially against the contrast of the sky.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2215 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2008 6:03PM
Well, it has been fun on a wet Sunday afternoon to try to get this right but I failed. Whilst failing, I had the opportunity to scrutinise the image and all its lovely detail and architecture. It was a bu**er to do, but a bit of fun as well.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
23 Mar 2008 6:22PM
LOL! a photographeers nightmare! Looks a bit spooky, too!

wyatturp 15 2 England
23 Mar 2008 7:07PM
Must check my watch, good one

kinfatric 16 550 9 Scotland
23 Mar 2008 7:39PM
skew-whiff a wonderful term and describes the building accurately by all accounts Moira
Herge88 Plus
14 40 6 England
23 Mar 2008 7:58PM
A very interesting building and perspective, I think I would get a headache trying to straighten it.

Best Matt
23 Mar 2008 9:27PM
Fine image
AlanC1 14 1 England
23 Mar 2008 10:10PM
You have a very unique style,,,,,,,excellent shot and description as usual
digiray63 13 4 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2008 11:48PM
I like it just as it is.
sandrish 17 36 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2008 9:22AM
Brilliant shot! If you hadn't explained I would have blamed it on my varifocals!

rmr 13 1 Wales
24 Mar 2008 10:34AM
super detail ,tones and colours ,lovely work moira
tigertimb 13 40 66 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2008 11:18AM
Excellent architectual shot with some great detail and contrasting sky. The angles add real interest for me; as they make you take a closer look.
Added a mod! Smile
Bodiewil 13 46 Wales
24 Mar 2008 6:11PM
Fantastic details and toning....... and I love it skew-whiff or not

SandraKay Plus
14 233 4 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2008 8:02PM
How fascinating to see all the different angles. Hope the weather vane points in the right direction.
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
30 Mar 2008 2:24PM
An impressive architectural image, I like the angle you've taken this shot from and the fact that it is not straight makes this image even better in my eyes
Richard707 14 14 United States
1 Apr 2008 6:07AM
This is really a nice shot. I like the tilt and the colors; it adds a mood I can't quite describe. Good work.

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