Juxtapositional walls


I will come back to the Sorrento Trip posts but on Saturday I was in London and took photographs of some very modern walls.

Yesterday’s post featured the ancient Walls of Herculaneum and you can see that post here.

ย I thought it would be interesting to give you a comparison. Do you think these modern walls will become ancient ones?ย 

They sit in the West End of London between Soho and Covent Garden.

They were designed by the architect Renzo Piano and I think they are rather beautiful.







The photo below is nothing to do with the others I just liked it ๐Ÿ™‚




If you’d like to you can read my other blog 1500 Saturdays hereย ย 



31 thoughts on “Juxtapositional walls

  1. They are attractive now. The question is – Will they stand the test of time? Perhaps another question is – Does it matter if they don’t?

    I don’t know the answer.

  2. I like the way you have used the original designs to create your own pictures – you have selected personal view points encouraging the viewer to see the buildings in a fresh/different way.

  3. I’m not sure they’ll last as long as the walls of yesterday’s post … perhaps some future generation will excavate them and wonder what our live were like surrounded by so much artificial colour or whether this wall was the inside of a temple complex? Who knows ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Generally I would agree Scilla but the softening by the use of lots of surrounding trees worked really well and it was in keeping with where the buildings were situated.

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  5. Good stuff, Helen! In the 4th down, that wonderful golden brown or orange – and the blue in the windows – contrats greatly with the rest of the image, which could almost be mono – an extremely striking effect! And the 2nd down is good too but, to maximise its effect, I’d make the bottom frame of the shot the lowest point of the green facade, lower right in the picture -and then the whole image is filled with the spectacular and leaning facades – and, surreally, the picture of the man and woman in the window. Adrian

    • Thanks Adrian I was pleased with the contrasts in the 4th one.
      The reason I didn’t crop down that far was because I wanted to have the name in and the 2 circular door handles which actually say share on them

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