Wednesday, March 24, 2010

this river flows

through windows

35 comments:

Crissant said...

Creative, love it!

Abraham said...

I suppose those are painted on plywood that covered the windows? Nice work too.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

In the south Bronx many years ago I remember seeing panels placed over boarded up windows that had scenes to make it look wile there were window boxes with flowers, curtains, and sometimes a person looking out from the window. I looks so much better than a boarded up window.

Tulsa Gentleman said...

That is an interesting way to brighten up the facade of an old building.

Sharon Creech said...

I love this attempt at pleasing the eye. . .

Jacob said...

Not only that river, but those railroad tracks! You live in a really exciting community!

Well, a creative one, for sure!

Have a great day!

Irina said...

Let's say we are inside the house looking outdoors.

B SQUARED said...

Looks like a mural you might see here.

Sunny said...

That's one way to spruce up an old building. I like the colors against the white bricks.
Sunny :)

Sharon said...

It certainly brightens up this wall.

Small City Scenes said...

I love the pis on the old brick. They 'bridge' the gaps quite well. Very nice. MB

JM said...

This is such a cool shot! Love the composition!

Birdman said...

I think there are a couple places in so. Maine where the rivers are flowing through REAL windows this AM.

In Real Life said...

Neat! What a creative idea!

Malyss said...

I'm wondering if they painted what they could see trough the windows, when they existed..or is it only a dream of a view?..

Magpie said...

Great eye and great caption!

lizziviggi said...

Oh, I love the pictures! But I love the worn texture of the brick the best.

pachez77 said...

That is very cool! I first thought it was reflection in glass, but no glass in those windows I'm guessing!

brattcat said...

Thank you all. Malyss, such an excellent question. Interestingly, the river and bridge might be seen looking out the back side of the building, the railroad track might be see looking out the front of the building. The result is a strangely surreal scene.

cieldequimper said...

Ah that's great, I love it. The "windowals" (I mean murals or trompe-l'oeil)are wonderful and the flaking paint just adds to the whole scene.
Are you out and about again?

Amin said...

Wow!Very beautiful and interesting shot.

Malyss said...

Thank you for the explanation!

Cezar and Léia said...

This is really original, well done!
God bless you!
Cezar

Anya said...

Wow!!
A river in the house ...... LOL

Unique shot looks very special !!

Julie said...

I tend to agree with Lizzie. The concept is interesting, especially with the explanation that those scenes are possible when looking THROUGH the windows from some angle. However, the old wall, its peeling paint, and the unadorned, decaying window frames would have pleased me more.

Yvi said...

What a great shot...

Virginia said...

I love this. I want to move in now. But...... I want to leave next fall when it gets....well you know.....COLD!
v

slim said...

Nice catch. These windows are enjoyable to look at.

Kate said...

Makes me wonder if this is t."another "The River Runs Through It"

Tash said...

Talented muralist - talented photographer. Super.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Wonderful artistic creation Brattcat. Thank you for you comments while I was away.
I have given you a Sunshine Award, you may like to check my blog.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Hilda said...

Beautiful! And quite poignant too, considering that state of the building.

Amin said...

Beautiful.

VP said...

Puzzling and amazing!

Carraol said...

It seems like a huge and well done graffiti!