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'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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10 Responses to Eccentric windows

  1. Sue says:

    Ah yes- an antidote to modernity!

  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.

    • 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.

  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.

    • 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?

  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.

  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!

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Heide. There is so much new-build going on in this area of London and it is nice to find something interesting from the past. It’s not beautiful, but it has a character all of its own

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