Friday, February 08, 2008

Plain Jane to Colourful Kelly

A selection of building photopgraphs from Tirana, Albania. The one in the top right hand corner is of a drab dull untouched building but the others have all been given their lick of joy. My favourites are the two in the left corner on the bottom row (well, left and centre to be precise) which are bits of the same building. I had to take two pictures because if I went any further back I would lose the detail and/ or lose my life in the flying traffic and/ or if I made it beyond that, fall down the verge into the slim canal/ giant drain. If you click on the collage I think it will take you to a larger screen and you will be able to see what delights me - the fact that they have painted laundry lines and clothes on to the building. Sometimes you need imagination, mostly you need sunglasses.

6 comments:

  1. Wow... now this is some piece of work.

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  2. Southways2:53 PM

    Excellent! So much fun.

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  3. Wow, i love the pictures..
    BTW i have tagged you..
    http://silentoneinlondon.blogspot.com/2008/02/five-posts-tag.html

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  4. Oooh, that is so cool! What a great way of brightening up drab buildings! :) Imagination and a sense of humour! And paint.

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  5. Oh these are lovely!! I really enjoyed your long Albania post too. I'm quite jealous you visited - my fascination for Ottomania kind of spills into the Balkans as well. It's a messy, sad history isn't it...

    Btw, I am wondering if you have read Ismail Kadare?

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  6. haha! in the ever-fighting-for-elite-ness india, you'll never find anyone with laundry painted on their walls. anyone who does that will present it in an exhibition an try and make money out of it.. hai na?!

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