Thursday, October 6, 2011

Op Art?


Actually a surprising pattern about two hundred years old on a building façade next to Café Tati (previous post)

30 comments:

Olivier said...

bien vu et bon titre ;)

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Beautiful sense of geometry !

Cezar and Léia said...

Genial essa idea!
Os detalhes são muito interessantes e também adorei as portas!
Léia

joo said...

Fabulous facade!

ladyfi said...

What a bold and beautiful pattern!

Halcyon said...

I like it. Just too bad about the graffiti.

Sami said...

Fotos bonitas e bem enquadradas.

Sharon said...

wow, this is great tile work. I love the simplicity of the design.

Woody said...

Wow, what a great design!

Dave said...

another intresting take on the daily sightings that most of us take for granted

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Things look so different when you look at them up close,nice work JM.

Babzy said...

surprising pattern indeed , and beautiful doors , they need to be renovated :)

Sylvia K said...

That is incredible and what a great facade! Love the color! Your posts are always -- not only beautiful, but so interesting, JM! Thank you!


Sylvia

Jack said...

It is exceptional, JM. So sad to see the building fall into disrepair.

RedPat said...

I love it!

Jacob said...

Fascinating pattern and colors. That poor building needs lots of help, though. What a shame how those beautiful doors have been left to rot away!

Virginia said...

Love the crop abstract shot but that facade and those gorgeous doors knock me out too JM!
V

Art said...

Excellent composition, very beautiful!

Irina said...

Another treasure, so beautiful.

Andrew said...

Another beautiful image picked out of nothing...

Randy said...

Love the old doors. I thought the first shot was a painting.

J Bar said...

Beautiful doorways. In need of some tender care.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

brattcat said...

Great!

Joan Elizabeth said...

A great example of how a detail shot can tell an entirely different story.

Dina said...

Surprising indeed.
I wonder if they used tiles so much because it's easier to remove graffiti from them. (Well, I assume it is. Yes?)

Emille said...

So sad to see this building in disrepair!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

The tile design is fabulous and one can imagine how glorious this was in its prime!

Bises,
Genie

Leif Hagen said...

That building and its ornamentations are a photographer's dream! Well done, JM, well done!
bon weekend

VP said...

The place is interesting in so many ways, this one is really amazing...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's amazing -- not at all what I expected the words to say. I guess the same shapes have spoken to us for generations.

Great catch and cropping along with the second picture showing what you did -- I love this.