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I like the houses at Dubrovnik – all of them having terracotta roofs, quite uniform albeit a bit cluttered together.
In our walk on the walls of Dubrovnik, we came across some old and broken buildings – which presumably were damaged in the Civil War of the last century.
For reasons unknown to me, they were not rebuilt.
I took the opportunity of photographing them, as a reminder of how ugly a civil war can be.
One photo shows the close up view while the other one gives a general idea of the setting.
Please enjoy :-)
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These are images showing houses enveloped by plants – vines and wild plants and sometimes, even flowers.
They are local examples.
The pictures were taken in the northern part of the New territories of Hong Kong.
I may go back some other time and see whether the plants have taken all over.
I like the architecture in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
They reflected their achievement when it was as busy and famous as Venice, just across the sea.
I particularly like the lines of buildings which seem to converge at a distance.
There are so many things in the buildings I like – the windows, the texture of the walls, their neat lines and features.
How many years can a mountain exist
before it is washed to the sea?
These are the familiar lyrics from Peter, Paul and Mary’s Blowing in the Wind.
How many years these coastal buildings endure?
Here are some 3 photos taken by CP, they show buildings in Hong Kong built near to the sea – buildings subject to the natural environment – wind, waves and accelerated corrosion due to the proximity of sea water.
Heaven knows when and how big are the coming wind and waves – we are in a world subject to super typhoon and wind driven waves and surges.
Maybe, tomorrow will come a 1 in 200 years typhoon and waves will shoot up the air, maybe, just maybe . . . . . . .
But right now the people in these coastal houses are enjoying their sea view, enduring the inconvenience of transportation etc.
So, how many years can these buildings exist?
The answer is blowing in the wind, my friend, the answer is blowing in the wind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I feel I should continue on with last week’s WPC of Between.
After my last two posts of Between (Columns) and Between (Walls), it is just natural that I should also post on Between (Houses).
On our trip to the Baltics, one of my favorite themes of photography was to photograph houses.
I like the colors of the houses and the quiet cobble stone alleys.
Here is my favorite picture taken in a quiet alley.
The picture will be a lot less interesting if not for presence of the cat on the street.
I have an almost exactly similar photo without a cat . I can appreciate what a difference a cat (for many, it is a beloved pet) makes to the picture!
So, this concludes my series.
I am running late for this WPC.
After submitting an entry on Between (Columns), I can’t help submitting another one for Between (Walls).
The picture was taken in Dubrovnik, Croatia. We walked high up the hill with houses, passing many alleys, until we reached this alley.
I like the light pink color of the walls, but this picture has many other interesting features.
You can see plants and flowers hanging out from the houses, blanket hung out for drying, a balcony and what’s more – between the walls is a narrow cobbled footpath.
Above the footpath is a small bridge linking two houses.
The Croatians must love planting very much. On this small bridge, there are green plants and two women who appeared to be doing some gardening.
I was fascinated by narrow alleys and houses in Dubrovnik and couldn’t refrain myself from taking more photos!
This must be one of the poorest villages I have ever visited.
We travel up and down the Nile in a felucca.
One of our stops was to see a Nubian Village. We landed and saw this village.
We walked along narrow alleys and watched how people lived.
Whereas many of the Nubian houses are painted in colors, the house we visited were just plain.
The homes were neat, large since several generations share a home. The homes sit on the desert, so the floors are sand, which is free and can be easily changed every few years. The homes are built of mud bricks and have high ceilings to keep them cool.
Coming from a relatively modern city, we were taken aback on what we saw.
We realized that the comforts of modern cities are not available everywhere and we should be grateful for what we have.
PS Picture scanned from an old negative taken in year 2000.