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Old House, Kurashiki

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 20 August 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

A spooky old house near a temple in Kurashiki, Okayama.

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Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Nice use of the B&W…

20 Aug 2009 5:05am

@Calusarus: Thanks Calusarus!

k@ from Paris, France

Your foreground is superb and leads the eyes towards the backdrop, making us want to enter the place !

20 Aug 2009 7:42am

@k@: Thanks k@!

Standley from Carquefou, France

This could have been shot anywhere in the world. B&W works quite well here!

20 Aug 2009 10:56am

@Standley: Cheers Richard!

Srujan Chennupati from Hyderabad, India

Lovely composition and good subject choice.

20 Aug 2009 11:56am

@Srujan Chennupati: Thanks Srujan!

Cheryl from Texas, United States

I love images of old houses, is someone in there?? very special capture.

20 Aug 2009 1:38pm

@Cheryl: I honestly couldn't say Cheryl; the place looked completely unkempt (as you can see), but still, the objects in the garden, the unbroken windows, the lock on the gate, all made it seem like someone was still in there. Spooky hey...?

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

There is something quite intriguing about an old house like this. The thought of who lived there and the history of the people leaves so much to contemplate.

20 Aug 2009 2:11pm

@Laurie: Very intriguing indeed Laurie...

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

What a mess, what an interesting old house . I call these house ( and have a nice collection of them ) witches' houses :)) Great shot with always charming BW !

20 Aug 2009 2:29pm

@MARIANA: I also like witches' houses MARIANA!... http://digitalguff.aminus3.com/image/2007-12-21.html

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

All looks old . . but I see the march of modernism on the horizon . . a story told everywhere, I suppose.

20 Aug 2009 6:43pm

@Ronnie 2¢: It's almost timeless I thought Ronnie - could be old, could have been built a few years ago...

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I found one in a similar spooky state. Yours wins the prize though.

20 Aug 2009 8:23pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks Steve! Strange to find these kinds of places isn't it?

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Wow, this looks like a movie set.

20 Aug 2009 10:22pm

@Twelvebit: Quite the sight, hey Twelvebit?

One from Açores, Portugal

A beautiful composition and a perfect viewing angle, high efficiency in black and white !

21 Aug 2009 4:26am

@One: Cheers One!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

For once....I think this one would have been good in colour! I would have liked to see the details in the garden!

25 Aug 2009 6:09am

@Japanalia: It was a tough call to make Gabriela, between colour and black-and-white.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That one I found was in Kurasiki too; I had to check my archives to be sure. After checking carefully, I've discovered our two photos are of the same building. We were simply there at different times of the year and in mine the vegetation is more overgrown. If you look carefully, you'll see that white bust in my image. I have another shot of it closer up. Pretty cool!

26 Aug 2009 9:04pm

@Steve Rice: That's definitely pretty cool! What a coincidence hey... of all the places in all the world...