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Title: [Theme] Strange Walls
Post by: Ron Scubadiver on March 19, 2016, 19:24:16
Please post your images of strange looking walls here:

(https://ronscubadiver.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/dsc_1930.jpg)
Austin, TX, March, 2016

Odd arrangements of windows and doors, graffiti, unusual architecture, reflections off glass and anything else out of the ordinary, please.
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Post by: elsa hoffmann on March 19, 2016, 19:26:32
Geez - Ron - that looks like a dinosaur was there :)
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Post by: Akira on March 19, 2016, 20:01:49
Ron, it is not fair to start a thread with such a smash hit!  Great find!

Elsa, I like this elegant color coordination.
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Post by: Bjørn J on March 19, 2016, 20:33:03
Two from Lofoten:



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Post by: elsa hoffmann on March 19, 2016, 20:35:19
the little girl is especially nice - the girl painting and the photo
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Post by: Ron Scubadiver on March 19, 2016, 20:38:17
Thank you Akira.  I bet there is something in Tokyo within 10 minutes walk from your place.

Love the girl and mushroom BJ.
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Post by: Akira on March 19, 2016, 21:17:13
Ron, I will look for some!
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Post by: Akira on March 19, 2016, 21:26:09
Two from Lofoten:

Bjørn, the first one is haunting.  A girl trying to pick up a poisonous fungus...does the metaphor have something to do with your local myth?
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Post by: Bjørn J on March 19, 2016, 22:54:35
Here is a detail from one of the photos I posted. The house is vacated and the window blocked, but somebody has painted the illusion of looking inside a warm, cozy room. He has even signed the painting. Well done.
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Post by: golunvolo on March 28, 2016, 03:03:51
I had such a job for a restaurant. I´m amazed of the textures, forms, colors...
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Post by: Akira on April 10, 2016, 14:26:13
Finally I found something worth posting here (hopefully).

11-stitch pano.
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on April 10, 2016, 22:00:11
This is no match to what is here already but that's the one I passed along today on a stroll.
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Post by: ColinM on April 10, 2016, 23:02:11
Great theme Ron

So in an eclectic responses:

Who's copyright?

(http://www.pbase.com/celidh/image/149101982/original.jpg)

Floyd: There's no way out of here

(http://www.pbase.com/celidh/image/159870129/original.jpg)

Street art, Hampi, India, 1500AD

(http://www.pbase.com/celidh/image/148505817/original.jpg)

Always read the (Amsterdam) Small Print

(http://www.pbase.com/celidh/image/151836218/original.jpg)

Cave wall art Pachmarhi, India c10,000BC

(http://www.pbase.com/celidh/image/148972934/original.jpg)

Our guide to the Cave Art

(http://www.pbase.com/celidh/image/148994146/original.jpg)

Doesn't seem to happen with cars....

(http://www.pbase.com/celidh/image/151836226/original.jpg)
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Post by: golunvolo on April 11, 2016, 20:12:41
Interesting strange walls! :)

  One extra something from me to the guide.

  I can not remember much about this one of mine. It is Montreal, that I know
Title: Re: [Theme] Strange Walls
Post by: Matthew Currie on June 09, 2016, 06:54:01
reviving an old thread for the moment, I found this wall interesting because it gives the illusion of depth and angle.  It's actually quite flat and shot straight on.

A lock on the Champlain canal.
Title: Re: [Theme] Strange Walls
Post by: MFloyd on June 09, 2016, 12:14:35
The bow of our sailing ship during restoration:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3841/14577477946_e8878fd40c_b.jpg)
Title: Re: [Theme] Strange Walls
Post by: simato73 on June 10, 2016, 17:52:33
A few more from Lofoten.

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Post by: simato73 on June 12, 2016, 18:55:04
And another one from a couple a weeks ago, a farm in the Lake District.
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Post by: armando_m on June 13, 2016, 18:34:23
seen while seating at a stop light
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Post by: Lars Hansen on June 18, 2016, 23:37:36
Armando's shot helped my memory..  probably more in the category vivid than strange - I knew the owner of this bar back in the mid 1990'ies and back then the facade was less vivid and a very original and cozy place to visit for a beer (..or two). It is still considered to be a bar with an original atmosphere in Copenhagen.   

I even captured a selfie .. if you look carefully.
 
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Post by: pluton on June 20, 2016, 08:29:04
Low key strange, I suppose...
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Post by: John Geerts on June 20, 2016, 16:08:38
Great examples.

There are many strange walls of course, by form, colour
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Post by: John Geerts on June 20, 2016, 16:10:18
A strange wall in City Hall.

With photo's of all the City Council members
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Post by: Matthew Currie on July 03, 2016, 03:03:16
Driving through the woods today, came across this wall.  I don't even know what it is.  Probably the end of the Rutland airport.  Whatever it was, it was kind of odd.
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Post by: John Geerts on July 08, 2016, 08:30:25
The walls in the new Tunnel in Spoorzone Tilburg give special light-effects.
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Post by: Peter Connan on July 11, 2016, 19:35:44
Perhaps not particularly strange...
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Post by: Jakov Minić on July 11, 2016, 22:48:15
The various walls presented here are simply stunning. I came late to this thread but I enjoyed every single post!!!
The colors are just wonderful!
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Post by: Bruno Schroder on July 11, 2016, 23:24:28
Perhaps not particularly strange...
But particularly funny  :D
Title: Re: [Theme] Strange Walls
Post by: Lars Hansen on September 03, 2016, 19:50:14
I assume walls created by nature counts.
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Post by: afx on September 04, 2016, 08:07:47
From Prague:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/Prague-September-2008/i-XvhV5p4/0/L/Prag-2008-09-13-015-wm-L.jpg) (https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/Prague-September-2008/i-XvhV5p4/0/O/Prag-2008-09-13-015-wm-O.jpg)

cheers
afx
Title: Re: [Theme] Strange Walls
Post by: afx on September 04, 2016, 08:24:57
From Dublin in 2015:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/Irish-Impressions/i-Ch6Rj7z/0/L/AFX-20150731-152-wm-L.jpg) (https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/Irish-Impressions/i-Ch6Rj7z/0/O/AFX-20150731-152-wm-O.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/Irish-Impressions/i-k6fc7b3/0/L/AFX-20150731-253-wm-L.jpg) (https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/Irish-Impressions/i-k6fc7b3/0/O/AFX-20150731-253-wm-O.jpg)

cheers
afx
Title: Re: [Theme] Strange Walls
Post by: Les Olson on September 04, 2016, 10:00:53
The Paris Catacombs.  Beginning in the late 18th century and continuing until 1870 or so about 6 million skeletons bones were transferred from churchyards in the city to old limestone quarries.  In the early 19th century the bones were tastefully arranged, and tourist visits began.  Now officially a museum (http://www.catacombes.paris.fr/en/homepage-catacombs-official-website). 

Title: Re: [Theme] Strange Walls
Post by: Thomas G on January 07, 2017, 00:05:32
time to pop this thread up again.
A shot from Iceland, Reykjavik to be more precise.


watching the damage done
Title: Re: [Theme] Strange Walls
Post by: smusesuse on January 09, 2017, 14:22:47
This was taken in Gent, a lovely city where I spent an Erasmus-semester back in the day. The picture was taken during a visit many years after my stay there.
Title: Re: [Theme] Strange Walls
Post by: Thomas G on January 09, 2017, 20:58:52
This was taken in Gent, a lovely city where I spent an Erasmus-semester back in the day. The picture was taken during a visit many years after my stay there.
Nice one, Susanne. Getting stranger the more I look at it.
Title: Re: [Theme] Strange Walls
Post by: Akira on January 09, 2017, 21:27:02
Susanne, this is indeed an intriguing wall.  At first, I thought there is a strong barrel distortion of the lens, but the wall appears to be shaped like that.
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Post by: Thomas G on January 09, 2017, 21:49:06
Akira, something tries to break through and free? (that was my thought recognising the cracks)
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Post by: Akira on January 09, 2017, 21:52:04
Thomas, you mean Mothra?!   :o :o :o
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Post by: Thomas G on January 09, 2017, 22:00:04
In the sense of Kaijū (strange beast)? A mystery, yes. Probably something evil, held for a long time in that room with the smallish barred window, and now angry.
Title: Re: [Theme] Strange Walls
Post by: smusesuse on January 10, 2017, 10:28:46
Thank you, Thomas and Akira. I agree, I remember having a similar feeling about the cracks in the wall. Something trying to get out and get the girl maybe? ;)
Title: Re: [Theme] Strange Walls
Post by: golunvolo on January 29, 2017, 20:14:28
Seville
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Post by: pluton on February 03, 2017, 08:09:45
From a slightly 'down and out' section of town.
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Post by: Jim Covello on March 04, 2017, 20:48:32
This wall is in Bisbee, Arizona. Nikon D800 with 85/2.8 PC-E.

I actually really like the 85/PC-E as a walk-around lens for reasons like this.
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Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on March 04, 2017, 21:26:15
I think you forgot the picture ?
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Post by: Jim Covello on March 04, 2017, 22:02:15
Indeed!
Sorry about that.
Title: Re: [Theme] Strange Walls
Post by: pluton on March 05, 2017, 07:02:43
This wall is in Bisbee, Arizona. Nikon D800 with 85/2.8 PC-E.
Definitely a strange wall.  Any chance of seeing the wall as it sits in the surrounding 'context'?
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Post by: Fons Baerken on March 05, 2017, 08:47:29
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2170/32611250770_9b0058aa55_o.jpg)

Shutters decorated
Title: Re: [Theme] Strange Walls
Post by: Jim Covello on March 06, 2017, 14:44:18
Sorry, Pluton, but I don't think I have any wider shots (and the internet had the same wall but all were close ups). I will be down in Bisbee at the end of March and will try to find the wall again and get one.

My recollection was that it was a retaining wall along a sidewalk.

I will have to make a habit of getting context shots in the future. Don't always think about that...

Thanks for asking!
Title: Re: [Theme] Strange Walls
Post by: Øivind Tøien on March 27, 2017, 00:41:12


Icecream anyone ?

(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v106/p2254894079.jpg)
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Post by: Akira on March 27, 2017, 00:43:36

Icecream anyone ?


Good business out there.  You won't need a refrigerator to store the materials!
Title: Re: [Theme] Strange Walls
Post by: Thomas G on March 29, 2017, 22:15:59
engine works fairies of different kinds (well, let's hope there isn't a hidden massage there)
Title: Re: [Theme] Strange Walls
Post by: Jim Covello on May 07, 2017, 00:13:48
Definitely a strange wall.  Any chance of seeing the wall as it sits in the surrounding 'context'?

Here you go, Keith! I snapped a quick shot with my iPhone for you.

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Post by: Thomas G on November 02, 2017, 23:02:09
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Post by: Asle Feten on November 03, 2017, 17:01:06
Grey wall
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Post by: golunvolo on June 01, 2019, 00:05:25
It remind me of the walls of Saqsaywaman in Perú, differences aside...
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Post by: Jakov Minić on June 01, 2019, 11:50:41
Paco, Paco, Paco, who might this gentleman be...
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Post by: golunvolo on June 01, 2019, 13:00:25
A singer, geeting ready for the show be means of fresh air, sun and smoke. Some quiet time to tune in emotionally and relax right before the performance
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Post by: mxbianco on June 01, 2019, 13:22:47
Here you go, Keith! I snapped a quick shot with my iPhone for you.

I think this wall is inspired by an artistic landmark in Italy: Il Giardino dei Tarocchi (Tarots' garden) in Capalbio (Tuscany, Italy), Niki de Saint Phalle's masterpiece. Naturally, Niki's work was inspired by Gaudì's work in Barcelona (Parque Guell)

If you haven't visited this place, it's worth a visit. And have a few gigabytes of storage handy, because you'll be shooting like a machine gun...

It took 25 years of work to complete this work (1977-2002), the artist actually lived inside The Empress (she had a bedroom, a living room, a bathroom, and a kitchen inside it)

#1: Rhino inside the empress
#2: Yin and Yang
#3: The back of the Empress

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Strange Walls
Post by: Brute on September 08, 2019, 18:47:54
Perhaps not particularly strange...

Lots of unusual walls but this one made me chuckle.

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Post by: golunvolo on November 24, 2019, 21:43:37
Modern art walls in Granada, they remind me of Guernika and some sky with spirals


   Z6, 50mm 1.8s
Title: Re: [Theme] Strange Walls
Post by: mxbianco on November 25, 2019, 15:02:32
Modern art walls in Granada, they remind me of Guernika and some sky with spirals


   Z6, 50mm 1.8s

Lovely images, Paco!

Walls are like clouds, everchanging with time and maybe some human action...

#1 Faces. a wall in Bourgogne (Avallon, France). Already published in the Objet trouvé section, somehow became invisible. Maybe I'll have to re-upload it...
#2 a sandstone wall in Périgord, France

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: [Theme] Strange Walls
Post by: golunvolo on December 26, 2019, 00:03:57
Thank you Massimo. Those faces... :o

   This is a more mundane strange wall, nature-man  armwrestling
Title: Re: [Theme] Strange Walls
Post by: Akira on December 26, 2019, 00:11:53
Walls are like clouds, everchanging with time and maybe some human action...

#1 Faces. a wall in Bourgogne (Avallon, France). Already published in the Objet trouvé section, somehow became invisible. Maybe I'll have to re-upload it...
#2 a sandstone wall in Périgord, France

Ciao from Massimo

Well seen and captured, as always, Massimo!


This is a more mundane strange wall, nature-man  armwrestling

Paco, you turned the mundane into the unusual.  I also like the processing and its Brassai-esque night mood.  (Although it might be shot during the daytime...)
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Post by: golunvolo on December 26, 2019, 13:22:17
Thank you Akira. It is indeed daytime processed to taste in lightroom.
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Post by: arthurking83 on January 02, 2020, 08:23:02
Not quite strange, just graffiti-ed!

thousands of years ago:

(http://members.optushome.com.au/aking83/D800E_DSC_4171.JPG)
Aboriginal rock paintings at Mulgowan, Gundabooka National Park(basically, the middle of nowhere!  ;D)

And ... thousands of years later, caught red handed!
(http://members.optushome.com.au/aking83/D800E_DSC_8362.JPG)  ;)

Graffiti-art wall Hosier Lane, Melbourne.



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Post by: golunvolo on November 13, 2020, 21:42:53
When you show part of the information or the whole.
1. terres3, "earthlings"
2. extraterres3, "extraterrestrial"
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Post by: Hugh_3170 on November 15, 2020, 21:46:49
Worthy additions to this thread Paco & Arthur.

Does anyone know if Ron Scubadiver who started this thread is still active - I have not seen him posting for quite a while?
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Post by: Fons Baerken on November 15, 2020, 22:05:37
Worthy additions to this thread Paco & Arthur.

Does anyone know if Ron Scubadiver who started tgis thread is still active - I have not seen him posting for quite a while?

He is on Flickr!
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Post by: Hugh_3170 on November 15, 2020, 22:10:13
Thanks Fons - good news. 

With the sad loss of Mike Gorman, one sometimes wonders if cyber friends have passed on when they have not posted for a while.

He is on Flickr!
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Post by: golunvolo on November 21, 2020, 22:54:44
The "Z" is taking over the world  ;D
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Post by: Tom Hook on December 04, 2020, 22:24:28
Part of a foundation wall of a ruined house found once and again in the woods while walking there.
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Post by: Akira on February 11, 2021, 11:48:35
Akihabara cemented.
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Post by: golunvolo on May 30, 2021, 00:01:07
Very interesting Akira. Does it have meaning or just decorative?

 Here the front wall of a school for young kids. I find it not inviting at all..
Title: Re: [Theme] Strange Walls
Post by: Akira on May 30, 2021, 01:03:46
Very interesting Akira. Does it have meaning or just decorative?

 Here the front wall of a school for young kids. I find it not inviting at all..

Thank you, Paco.  I think it is just decorative.  As you would already suspect, these are tiles embedded in concrete.  And I would guess that the worker was bored with making similar patterns over and over again.  :D
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Post by: Dogman on May 30, 2021, 04:17:09
An oldie from 2011.  Cimarron, New Mexico.  Panasonic Lumix G1, kit lens.



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Post by: Lars Hansen on October 14, 2021, 17:42:35
A mural created by Limpo - an artist from Brazil, Salvador Bahia.
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Post by: golunvolo on April 10, 2022, 23:22:26
A wall of one of the fortresses flanking "La Caleta", Cádiz,

    D200 ir, 18-70mm 3.5-5.6
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Post by: Dogman on April 11, 2022, 23:27:48
Rear entrance to a local antique shop.  Fuji X-Pro2, 23/2 Fuji lens.


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Post by: Dogman on April 11, 2022, 23:59:25
Fuji X-T1, 14mm Fuji lens.  From 2017.

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Post by: golunvolo on May 09, 2022, 16:01:20
Humidity can be brrtal here too.
 Cadiz walls.
  Z6, 35mm 1.4 ai-s