Tuesday, 5 March 2013

High Rises


The sun starting to set on a high-rise building in Portsmouth.   This occupants of this building must have seen some stunning sunsets across the city.  We, however, were side on in our hotel so could just appreciating the light as it illuminated the building.
Hands steady, click.  Yes we often find ourselves photographing the same thing but in this case I have been quicker so now photograph the other happy snapper
Heading north and nearer home, another city skyline from old to modern where nearby in the Tate there was a high-rise
stack of plates.   This is "No Title (Stacked Plates)" by the American Sculptor Robert Therrien who likes to super-size household items and trigger memories of childhood. These huge plates tower over you  and when walking around the shiny curves make it seem as though it is smoothly moving.  Quite discombobulating but mesmerising.

An entry to ABC Wednesday - a hop from letter to letter through the alphabet


Carver said...

Great idea to feature high rises. The stack of plates would make me want to put a hand on it and steady them before realizing it was sculpture. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Anonymous said...

Lots of creative photography for H ~ lovely ^_^

Roger Owen Green said...

leaning tower of dishes
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

Love the Highrise of stacked plates.
The photo of the juxiposition of new and old buildings is really good too.

Rajesh said...

Great shots of high rising buildings.

Chubskulit Rose said...

The first one is like a 3D presentation!

Haghpat Monastery, Armenia

Catching up with letter H entries.
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

MaiThreeBoyz said...

i was thinking yesterday while looking at the amazing colors of sunset from our street that people living in those tall buildings and high rises are so lucky because they can view the the sky with all of its magnificence anytime they want. but then, of course, that is only if there's no other high rises around them. :)

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