Undeveloped

By mrswoolybill
A little while ago Mick (Mikbee) accused me of selfishness in celebrating the demise of Newcastle’s spectacularly grotty old bus station. So here, especially for Mick, is some carefully selected Newcastle grime.
This wall is one of the bits of the Quayside that haven’t been tarted up yet - they are getting increasingly hard to find.
Its surface is an eco-system in miniature. A thick crust of flakiness, grime, moss, lichen, slime, graffiti; and judging from the location I expect that it has taken a good 150 years to develop this.
But of course it will be ‘developed’ in a different way in due course. It sits next to an apartments development (‘Luxury penthouse show flat now open!’), and opposite an expensive hotel, I’d give it six months...
I’m not sure if these work as abstracts. #2 in particular has no real composition or focal point, but it does have very tactile slime. I really wanted to bring a chunk of the wall home with me and photographing it was the next best thing.
If you have time, please view Large, for added grunge.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Graffiti Wall Specialist and abstract Slime Newcastle quayside Grime Filth Newcstle

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taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
22 Feb 2008 8:08AM
A marvelous collection of richly colored textures, You have a wonderful eye for these bits and pieces of life!

Jennnn
fentiger 19 920 24 England
22 Feb 2008 8:13AM
Fine set of abstracts well captured and produced. Super colours and textures with No. 1 being my No. 1. No cropping required Wink.

Albert
22 Feb 2008 8:21AM
Nice colour and detail in all four images Moira,
V1 is also my favourite,
Fred.
Hoffy 16 262 16 England
22 Feb 2008 8:30AM
Good set of Grung and texture.
User_Removed 16 239 7 England
22 Feb 2008 8:34AM
really nice textures. great how you isolated this little scene. my kind of shots!

gerry
Barbaraj 14 450 England
22 Feb 2008 8:40AM
I thought Gateshead was the dirty back lane to Newcastle.
22 Feb 2008 8:45AM
I'm sure that there are many cities in Britain that have similar places of decay and many that are vanishing to be replaced by luxury homes.
I suppose without the redevelopment of the old falling down property, we would still have all the urban decay, and we would all be complaining?

All the very best
Dougie
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
22 Feb 2008 9:19AM
Very good abstract shots
MickyMc 13 8 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2008 10:05AM
No.1 is fun reminded me of Winston Churchill!
But hey mikbee is popular today all these ladies thinking of him...........
Mavis
DolphinLady 15 54 1 Wales
22 Feb 2008 10:06AM
I really like how you have isolated just small parts of this wall & shown us so much detail, colour & texture.
Very well done Moira.
Hilary
22 Feb 2008 10:34AM
Theres images of Churchill in there somewhere, good one

was thinking of remixing my last image with a Woolybill shot looking into a puddle lol (did like that-simple but effectve)
Richsr 13 91 223 England
22 Feb 2008 10:51AM
Like the details in these Moria - well spotted and captured.
Regards Richard.
pascalg Plus
13 37 1 France
22 Feb 2008 10:59AM
like those abstracts
fascinating how grunge and decay can be picturesque...
good set again Smile
luxaeternam 13 21 1
22 Feb 2008 11:05AM
When I saw that thumbnail, I thought "well there's Moira making V-signs at us today" and I can't resist a bit of Northern brashness!
Great detail, and very grunge indeed.

Spotted elsewhere :

Quote: I keep having to go out chasing escaped wheelie bins.
Moira


Are you sure it's not an escaped Woolybill?

Smile Lucy
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
22 Feb 2008 11:39AM
I liked your comment on wanting to take a bit of the wall home.I once brought a door home with me,but the Missus would not let us in the house!!!!! Four images of ''grime'' sympathetically and respectfully taken here.Colour,texture and detail are first class.No 2 is probably fave for its ''slimeness'',as you point out.But they are four crackers Moira.After Mavis's image I am not half getting spoilt here!!!!!
Mick.
Herge88 Plus
13 40 6 England
22 Feb 2008 11:48AM

Quote: I am not half getting spoilt here!!!!!

Yes Moira I think Mick is getting spoilt a little, personally and I am sure I will incur Mick's chagrin here, I would not be unhappy to see the back of that wall.

Best Matt

tigertimb 13 40 66 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2008 12:05PM
Great shots Moira with some excellent detail - finding the underbelly of Newcastle and preserving it for prosperity!
Tim
danbrann 16 640 17
22 Feb 2008 12:20PM
Why oh why would anyone want to photograph a bit of wall with daubs of paint on it?
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2376 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2008 12:22PM
Thanks to everyone, I'm pleasantly surprised by how well these have been received as they are very personal.
Matt - I suspect that at weekends quite a few men see the back of this wall... But more seriously, if I lived on the Quayside I might well feel differently. The trouble is that this is largely being replaced by an inflated Legoland. I don't think the new Law Courts or the Pitcher & Piano will still be standing in 150 years time.Danny - I should have borrowed your fleece for these, everyone else does.
Moira
Cormy 13 3 England
22 Feb 2008 12:32PM
The textures in these 4 images are quite outstanding .Imagine you and Captain Jack up against that wall Moira.
Oh,you already were? Sorry.
Cheers
Alan
firzhugh 16 13 New Zealand
22 Feb 2008 1:22PM
great textures, detail and colours
Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
22 Feb 2008 1:39PM
Great images with lovely textures Moira.


Quote:A thick crust of flakiness


I must point out, I had just opened a packet of crisps to have with my lunch.
Andy
ChristineL 16 39 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2008 1:49PM
great detail and lovely colour and textures, wel seen,
Chris.
User_Removed 13 485 13 England
22 Feb 2008 2:10PM
lol Moira, great sense of humour

rgds
Dave
proz 16 205 United States
22 Feb 2008 2:56PM
really glad I was #30 on this what a super seires of color and texture. Well done.

In answer to your question, Yes the cake was good Smile
Joline Plus
14 30 59 United States
22 Feb 2008 3:10PM
A delightfully grungy abstract....fast disappearing.
newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2008 4:33PM
Great colours and textures in all 4 images moira and version one i like the most,,
ian
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
22 Feb 2008 4:53PM
The answer to your question Danbrann is simply for a study of texture,detail and colour.A well focused image will display this admirably.We all have our ''favourite'' subjects we like to photograph.This happens to be one of mine ,to look for colour,texture and detail.I can still admire all the subjects I see on this site for the photographers ''vision'' and the quality of the final image.LONG MAY THIS CONTINUE.
Mick.
danbrann 16 640 17
22 Feb 2008 5:04PM

Quote:The answer to your question Danbrann is simply for a study of texture,detail and colour.A well focused image will display this admirably.We all have our ''favourite'' subjects we like to photograph.This happens to be one of mine ,to look for colour,texture and detail.I can still admire all the subjects I see on this site for the photographers ''vision'' and the quality of the final image.LONG MAY THIS CONTINUE.
Mick.


Calm down..calm down Mick it was a joke my last 3 were grafitti. mickyMcs were graffiti, cormys was grafitti. we are all friends/. This site is becoming way to serios.
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
22 Feb 2008 5:11PM
Sorry Danbrann.I jumped the gun there!!!Not familiar with your PF.I will soon sort that.Its trying to get time looking at everyones!!!
Regards Mick.
22 Feb 2008 6:04PM
Yep, it works for me Moira, good quality pic's with great bonding.

John Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2376 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2008 6:10PM
I've been away for a bit, I'm glad Mick and Danny have sorted out their little misunderstanding! Smile
Moira
bayleaf 13 8 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2008 6:12PM
Like No.1 Smile

John.
AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
22 Feb 2008 6:34PM
I think I'm going to have to go find some graffiti so I can join in this party!
These are abstracts Moira - I especially like v1 with the V boldly in blue and the wonderful complementary oranges!
(you are right about v2 - truly slimy!)
Anne
User_Removed 14 51
22 Feb 2008 6:46PM
Very nice use of colour and texture. Good shots.

Derek
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
22 Feb 2008 6:47PM
nice textures and colours
kinfatric 16 550 9 Scotland
22 Feb 2008 6:51PM
they are all certainly grungy
rmr 13 1 Wales
22 Feb 2008 7:36PM
nice texture and detail ,well spotted and taken
mark
imander 13 388 7 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2008 7:51PM
a fine selection here, my favourite has to be no2 you can almost touch and feel the slime...yum Smile
ian
Bodiewil 13 46 Wales
22 Feb 2008 8:48PM
Stunning work Moira great texture and detail, thank you so much for todays help and support

Dave
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
22 Feb 2008 11:00PM
Wonderful abstracts Moira, especially #3 with beatiful composition, textures and colour.
Rende
TelStar 16 116 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2008 2:06PM
Love these, Moira, particularly the painterly, textured #1.

Tel*
helenlinda Plus
13 374 22 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2008 2:11PM
Well there's some lovely variety in these shots Moira. V1 definitely gives the strong v in the thumbnail! I think v2 has the added bonus of shine/slime so would go for that as my favourite
Helen
(Still catching up on yesterday's shots as we went over to Dad's straight after work to take him to his GP)
SandraKay Plus
13 233 4 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2008 5:03PM
A superb set of grunge pictures here. V1 stands out for me.
Sandra
Mavis 19 143 2 England
24 Feb 2008 9:53AM
LOL Moira , grunge and slime .Sounds like two of the Bosses in the Ragged Trousered Philanthropist Smile
Perfect. Lovely colours . Oh what history it could tell . xx Smile
Brilane 14 5 12 Wales
25 Feb 2008 7:07PM
Great grime, superb decay, lol.
Brian

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