In Context

By woolybill1
This is the context to yesterday's upload, Second Attempt . I reckon it deserves a billing all of its own. Part of the fašade of an apartment block in Aubagne, southern France, seen from about second-floor level across the street.

35mm, 1/500th sec. @ f5.6, ISO 200

Tags: Architecture

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riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
1 May 2009 8:48AM
There's a green one and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one,
And they're all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same.


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MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
1 May 2009 8:51AM
Intriguing and interesting, I want to know more about it
SandraKay Plus
11 233 4 United Kingdom
1 May 2009 8:54AM
I find myself peering closely at this one - wanting to see what's hidden behind the facade. (I guess I'm just one of life's a nosey neighbours.)
The shot itself is wonderful. Well balanced, colourful and sharp.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
1 May 2009 9:00AM
Wonderful composition Bill; it almost looks like a montage; each panel with its own story.
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
1 May 2009 9:07AM
Amazing facade and love the appropriate title.
Marilyn x
Cormy 10 3 England
1 May 2009 9:24AM
Superb pattern picture,Bill.The interplay of the blue,top middle and 3rd row down middle,really lift the pic for me.Well done.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
1 May 2009 9:27AM
I suppose they eat a lot of grilled fish. An extremely interesting bit of architecture and observation Bill. Well framed and put together. Excellent.
BERTRAM 10 United Kingdom
1 May 2009 9:54AM
Excellent work.
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
1 May 2009 12:33PM
Interesting in what it shows and what it hides. Extremely well photographed.
1 May 2009 12:52PM
Well spotted Bill. At first glance, I thought it was several images, very well thought out shot, nicely composed.

Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
1 May 2009 1:50PM
Cracking study, really like the concept.
davidhu 12 19 United Kingdom
1 May 2009 2:09PM
Superb study Bill, love the sense of order to the shot and all the little bits of detail on the individual balconies. It's a bit like a ready-made montage which is perhaps why I find it so appealing. Anyway, my pic of the week so it gets my gong.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
1 May 2009 3:02PM
But there is no window cleaner Bill !!
I thought it was a montage from the thumb.A good selection of shapes and patterns here.Each little ''box'', a piccy in its own right.
Excellent take.
A modern day's Dolls House, nice framing and detail. People leave so much crapout like that, it's obvious they don't care what others see.

Herge88 11 40 4 England
1 May 2009 4:55PM
An intriguing insight.

Best Matt
1 May 2009 5:24PM
I like this Bill, like this VERY much.

John Smile
Sahyadri 10 61 2 India
1 May 2009 6:13PM
interesting.. can almost see three different lives.
Rach1970 9 14 1 United Kingdom
1 May 2009 7:08PM
There's a short cartoon called, I think, Flat Life where there are little characters acting out their lives in little boxes like these for all the world to see, and how their actions affect their neighbours. This great shot reminded me of that. It makes you wonder who really lives there and what they do.
tony64 14 204 9 England
1 May 2009 8:24PM
Cracking shot Bill for all of the above reasons. What a strange patterned material (the metal fencing) to choose/use. At least it gives photographers like yourself an eyecatching image. Looks like it had a 'metallic' finish and is now rusty? Maybe Mike might be interested!
wyatturp 12 2 England
1 May 2009 9:06PM
Room with a view
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2015 United Kingdom
1 May 2009 9:14PM
"Rear Window"?
Makes you wonder what's going on inside. I love its abstract feel and the patterns of the grilles, some a little broken here and there.
User_Removed 12 7 8 Netherlands
1 May 2009 9:53PM
gorgeous work Bill, loving it.
2 May 2009 12:13AM
Voyeur!! Very clever though. Like it but that worries me. Going to see a shrink about this...
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
2 May 2009 3:37AM
one of your bests Bill
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
2 May 2009 7:58AM
This has a dolls house feel to it. I can imagine a child placing various items and objects on each balcony......................and now I've just read Dougie's comment I can see someone else had that thought too.
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
3 May 2009 8:46PM
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
3 May 2009 10:29PM
Simply terrific Bill, at first I thought this was a montage you'd created, you have such a keen eye for detail
samsalt 9 24 1 England
4 May 2009 9:34AM
A perfect voyeur shot Bill and so very neatly done too.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
4 May 2009 10:36PM
Amazing - great building - great image,
alansdottir 9 60 7 United Kingdom
4 May 2009 11:21PM
Beautiful, Bill! I love the rhythm and repetition of this image! Carol

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