Eccentric windows

Some images immediately pose the question ‘Why?’. Why is there that large window-less space to the right of those windows? What is behind those windows? Perhaps they light a stairwell.

This was taken near Victoria station in central London, an area that seems to have been in a state of constant development for years and years. Finally, it looks as if the end might be in sight. There’s a lot of new glass and steel, glitzy buildings, and striking facades and shapes. And among the ‘new’ there is the old and the not-so-old, rubbing shoulders. Always something that catches my eye and is worth a second glance. An antidote to modernity.

 

 

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About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'.
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10 Responses to Eccentric windows

  1. Sue says:

    Ah yes- an antidote to modernity!

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  2. shoreacres says:

    I’m sure it’s an optical illusion, but the windows seem not to be flat. Rather, they appear to be like a tri-fold screen, with the two left panels protruding outward a bit. The effect adds even a bit more interest to the scene.

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    • LensScaper says:

      I can see what you mean, Linda. One of the delights that I find in looking at windows is the differences in how they reflect light. And sometimes moving just a few feet will change the colour completely.

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  3. bluebrightly says:

    Nicely done, with subtle shades and textures, and a well-balanced, unbalanced composition, if that makes sense! It keeps one off kilter, just the right amount.

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    • LensScaper says:

      You will know that I love symmetry, but I also enjoy non-symmetry and that was the appeal of this shot – the way it sort of tails off to the right, so that you are thinking….so where’s the next window?

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  4. While I’m busy comparing the windows, I can’t help but compare every other aspect of each “stripe,” looking at everything carefully. A photograph worthy of contemplation, Andy.

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  5. Heide says:

    This is one of those images that reminds me that (a) even rather mundane-looking surroundings can be interesting if we look closely, and (b) not all architects should get to design high-rises. Wonderful, intriguing image, Andy!

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