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   CaliforniaMama  Wednesday Aug 17 10:24 AM

August 17, 2011 Doorways in Time

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February 19, 2009

Kolmanskop, Namibia

Kolmanskop is an abandoned diamond mine near the coast. The ghost town has several residences and barrack-type accommodations, as well as the remains of a few commercial establishments. Today the town is a photographer's dream come true. One cannot spend enough time taking in all the photographic opportunities. For this photograph I had to crawl through a small opening in a window and have my friend pass my camera gear to me.—Caption by Chris Gray

Photograph by Chris Gray

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CaliforniaMama  Wednesday Aug 17 10:39 AM

I love how the building has been reclaimed by the sand and how looking through the doors (and windows?) it looks like the view could go on forever. Kind of like looking into infinite reflections of mirrors reflecting mirrors.

It reminds me of fantasy/surrealistic artwork that used to be printed on postcards and notecards. One of my favorite themes was looking through ongoing windows or doorways to the skies beyond.

I also love the colorful walls. That's a beautiful color of blue on the first wall.



infinite monkey  Wednesday Aug 17 10:40 AM

Gorgeous! I would love a print of that picture.



Pico and ME  Wednesday Aug 17 12:41 PM

It doesn't look real. Looks like a painting!



Spexxvet  Wednesday Aug 17 01:10 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pico and ME View Post
It doesn't look real. Looks like a painting!
That's what I thought.


Griff  Wednesday Aug 17 02:09 PM

Yeah, I'm having a very hard time perceiving it as real.



Sundae  Wednesday Aug 17 02:32 PM

It looks like a painting to me too, albeit by an excellent draughtsman (Dali comes to mind).
My comments notwithstanding, I'd like to thank you for your IoTD contributions Cali. Jolly good show.



Gravdigr  Wednesday Aug 17 04:12 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pico and ME View Post
It doesn't look real. Looks like a painting!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spexxvet View Post
That's what I thought.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Griff View Post
Yeah, I'm having a very hard time perceiving it as real.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundae View Post
It looks like a painting to me too...
It's a dolphin.


Sundae  Wednesday Aug 17 04:15 PM

His hair proves it.



HungLikeJesus  Wednesday Aug 17 06:33 PM

Somebody needs to sweep that floor.



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