Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thematic Photographic - Bricks and mortar

Carmi at Written, Inc., posts a photographic challenge each week called Thematic Photographic - this week's theme is "BRICKS AND MORTAR."  Carmi says "There's a certain charm in the way a brick building ages that concrete simply can't match. It's got a kind of texture that never fails to make me want to reach through the screen so I can feel it with my fingertips."

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 Here are pictures of brick walls in the Paris Underground. Here, a renovation project in progress has exposed old brick walls with the remnants of old advertising posters peeled off, the layers fragmented and merging together in a kind of ghostly pentimento.

If you click to "embiggen," you can read an advertisement for "Les Chats Sauvage" - The Wild Cats. Wikipedia's entry on Les Chats Sauvage says they were one of the first French rock and roll bands, in 1961.


Here, too, another look of a brick-and-mortar wall once hidden away behind plaster, panels and posters in the Paris Underground.

7 comments:

cactus petunia said...

Gorgeous! Love all the peeling the layers and the shabby sense of history!

Gilly said...

That is lovely brickwork! I wonder what they are going to replace it with? No doubt, whatever it is, it will get graffiti on it!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Les Chats Sauvages - Twist à Saint-Tropez, 1962, France
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Aunt Snow said...

Oh, thank you, Thunder, that's wonderful!

shrink on the couch said...

From a distance your first picture, especially, looks like the robes (blanket?) in Gustav Klimt's The Kiss. That's what I thought it was from my little reader window.

Bob Scotney said...

It's a pity that they cannot recreate it as it was. What a story it would tell - much better than what the graffiti artists produce today.

M. Bouffant said...

I read Les Chats Sauvages, but didn't think to follow up as Thunder did.

Lots of brick bldgs. in my 'hood, & many photos of them on my web log. Haven't shot anything as good as these Parisian ones though.