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    Street Architecture

    Wondering around London I'm always fascinated by the views you get looking up from the old narrow streets. I love the details of the old buildings against the sky. Sort of architectural street photography.

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    I know exactly what you mean. Also have a whole unsorted series of the kind. Will try and post some later.

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    Re: Street Architecture

    Will, nice views , these are round Southwark?

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    Thanks for sharing infor here

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    Thanks Paul
    They were taken in Covent Garden where there are a lot of converted warehouses that used to store banana's, pineapples, citrus fruits etc, so it looks a lot like Southwark with it's warehouses.

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    Lovely monochromes, Will. Like the view down that narrow and dark street!
    But then, I am a sucker for older buildings

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    Thanks Lili, I love that there are still areas of London not yet ruined by 'improvement'!

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    Re: Street Architecture

    Most old tall warehouses , same in Amsterdam , were built that way to get more
    space for less land. In Venice there is the Ghetto were the buildings are tall. It was to fit more people in though as the Jews all had to be in the ghetto by sundown.

    Sometimes you cant "walk" the street either


    the word ghetto means Iron Slag, the area was originally called campo ghetto, area used for cooling off the slag from the iron foundries (13th/14th century)
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    Quote Originally Posted by pollobarca View Post
    Most old tall warehouses , same in Amsterdam , were built that way to get more
    space for less land. In Venice there is the Ghetto were the buildings are tall. It was to fit more people in though as the Jews all had to be in the ghetto by sundown.
    Sometimes you cant "walk" the street either
    the word ghetto means Iron Slag, the area was originally called campo ghetto, area used for cooling off the slag from the iron foundries (13th/14th century)
    Not fair, no street views can compete with Venice...

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    Re: Street Architecture

    Here's one.


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    I like the washing line image, you wouldn't get that in England!

    Sizifo those drainpipes remind me of the Lloyds building, I wonder if he got the idea from places like this?

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    Thanks Will, I think you would have that sort of washing line some years back in the north of england.
    Theres a scene in the Michael Caine Film "Get Carter" involving washing lines, If I remember rightly.

    Not only Venice, Verona is pretty good too

    or the gates

    the Arena

    back to the town hall
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    Re: Street Architecture

    Quote Originally Posted by Will View Post
    Sizifo those drainpipes remind me of the Lloyds building, I wonder if he got the idea from places like this?
    That's true, it does look like Lloyds. Probably he did...

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    Re: Street Architecture

    Sometimes the modern views are interesting as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Will View Post
    Sometimes the modern views are interesting as well.
    Will, couldn't agree with you more. Here are two examples from Istanbul, shot with DP1.
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    Re: Street Architecture

    Love the reflections in those.

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    The turkish bank and the shot from , I presume the City, are very good. These mirrored buildings reflecting are always interesting. They remind me of the "hall of Mirrors " you'd find at the fun fair! I am always lost ,when looking at them , thinking of the infinite views they offer.
    One from the street in Seregno. Currently everywhere you look on the skyline theres a crane.GX100:


    I thought of cropping this but honestly I like it as it is with the little bit of roof on the right distracting .

    all the best

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    Re: Street Architecture

    I'm glad you didn't crop that shot. I prefer a little untidiness to sterility.
    Yes, both shots are from Halaskargazi Street, an artery where many business headquarters are situated.
    Best,
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    Re: Street Architecture

    Awesome shots, all of you

    I do hope bridges qualify as architecture
    And here is something from the older parts of Dallas

    F200EXR

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    wow!! Lili the bridge shot so sharp and smashing tones.

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    Thanks Derek! The F200 shot require very little PP, lightened and sharpened it a bit, thats all.
    Relaxing that is!

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    The streets are full of photographs waiting to be taken. Here's a few from my first trips into London with my new LX3:








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    Yes, I've found that taking photographs is getting me to look more at things, I'm taking pictures all the time in my mind now. Things I've never seen before but have been there ,perhaps for years , waiting for me to look at them. GX100, rawtherapee and gimp

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    Like the crane shot - the moon really makes it.

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    Paul, love the alley shot with the graffiti. Yes carrying cam all the time does seem to awake ones eye

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    I love old buildings.they look like to tell us something.

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    It is wonderful.

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