Ten green bottles

By mrswoolybill
The Ouseburn has a trail of painted bottles, discreetly placed, commemorating the glass industry that flourished here. These hang on the wall above the remains of the old glassworks. They have hung without accidentally falling for many years now. Time was when I could climb up to photograph them, now I use the nearby steps.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Black and white Specialist and abstract Newcastle upon tyne Ouseburn Saturday shadows

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Robert51 12 7 122 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2020 7:53AM
Before I see the title it was the first thing that came into my head. Great job.
gpimages Plus
10 66 2 England
17 Oct 2020 8:06AM
An interesting photograph Moira - good black and white conversion and processing.
Graham Wink
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
17 Oct 2020 8:25AM
Doesn't Bill carry your ladder? 😂😂
saltireblue Plus
11 11.9k 75 Norway
17 Oct 2020 8:48AM

Quote:Doesn't Bill carry your ladder? 😂😂

Not needed - she stands on his shoulders.Wink
saltireblue Plus
11 11.9k 75 Norway
17 Oct 2020 8:51AM
I remember those bottles perched up on high...I did photograph them, but wasn't happy with any of the results.
There's a pecking order here...
franken Plus
18 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2020 9:05AM
Very nice, Moira.
kaybee Plus
17 7.7k 26 Scotland
17 Oct 2020 9:29AM
I will take your word for the colour.
17 Oct 2020 9:44AM
i love how they cuddle together.. and a beautifully composed and worked image
chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
17 Oct 2020 10:25AM
You know what I am going to say......I covet the bottles Blush

Maybe a top crop would work too, putting much more emphasis on the bottles, they are quite yummy Wink
17 Oct 2020 10:27AM
Beautiful tones and textures.

Lory Smile
AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2020 10:28AM
Excellent SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
17 Oct 2020 10:37AM
strong mono
mac Plus
19 12 Scotland
17 Oct 2020 10:39AM
An interesting reminder of a once flourishing glass industry in Newcastle, alas now all gone.
The main exponent, the famed craftsman William Beilby (1740-1819) at his workshop in Amen Corner, next to St Nicholas Cathedral.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
17 Oct 2020 11:32AM
But are they really green? We'll just have to take your word for it, Moira! 😁 Whether or not they are, it's a great find and a well-framed shot 😃👍
Trev 😀
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2420 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2020 11:37AM
The bottles started as green but they are now very faded.
Janet, I dithered over the crop, I wanted to include the graffiti as balance and it's stubbornly high up.
Thanks everyone. Meanwhile someone has turned the light off up here, it's dark!
jacomes Plus
6 28 38 Portugal
17 Oct 2020 11:59AM
Nice composition and mono treatment Moira. I like the bottles in context. Given the graffiti , it's a wonder no-one has smashed them with brick, there must be some respect for history in the neighbourhood
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 775 England
17 Oct 2020 12:40PM
It is surprising that they are still intact.
Saastad Plus
2 16 15 Norway
17 Oct 2020 3:17PM
Fine shot with nice details, light and structure!
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2020 10:56PM
Beautiful composition and overall content !!
Isabel GrinGrin

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