Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~ 40: Contrasts

Contrasts (Trg Slobode, Novi Sad, Serbia)

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  1. Novi Sad is indeed a city of contrasts and Hels from Art and Architecture, mainly commented on this ugly red brick building last week. I thought you'd like another look at it and to see how it contrasts against Crkva imena Marijinog.

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  2. The brick building looks more orangy than red. I am assuming it is an apartment. Several tenants have ugly satellite dishes by their windows. I wonder what those restaurant-goers across the street think about it.

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  3. Very typical of many previous communist cities where "fuctional" but cheap build properties were erected without thought given to beauty or ambience of the surroundings.Panelaks in Prague are a good example. One could also argue the same for 1960's Britain!

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  4. Yes, it's not an inspiring red brick building, but to me it doesn't detract from the church as much as it might. In a way, I think it makes the church stand out as more of a focal point. Anything more striking or beautiful might take your attention right away. Or maybe it's just your expert photography, Mrs Emm! :)

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  5. The red brick building sure does look hideous, but no worse than some of the council estates you will come a cross in London. I'm hoping inside is more inspiring than the outside...but I doubt it!

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  6. Love that red brick building and I love the depth in that photo.
    Beautiful shot!
    Hope you have a nice weekend!

    Big hugs!

    B xx

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  7. beautiful capture--love the steeple!

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  8. Hi Emm! Novi Sad? Did you go for the Festival?

    I’m going to be offline working in a «remote» location next week, but left you in a new destination in Blogtrotter Two... Enjoy and have a great week!

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  9. This actually reminds me of certain areas of Glasgow in Scotland, during the 50s & 60s some bright spark thought it would be a good idea to erect thousands of atrocious looking buildings throughout the city.

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  10. It occurs to me that I should have written "ugly red brick building" because I didn't think it ugly or out of place and only noticed the contrast after Hels pointed it out to me. There are very few buildings that I find truly ugly.

    @ AVCr8teur: It was like a pedestrian walk way with shops, restaurants, banks and foreign exchange kiosks up and down both sides. I would hope the diners are looking at the church rather!

    @ Wissy: I can't wait to go to Prague one day. Luckily it is high on the Husband's list of priorities too.

    @ Ash: Thnak you!

    @ Sheila: Thank you! It is indeed one of my favourite shots.

    @ William: Ha! No, I actually think the outside would probably look better - it is most probably in need of modernisation inside.

    @ Betty: Thank you!

    @ And Miles To Go: Thank you! It is exquisite, it is all multi-coloured.

    @ Trotter: Yes! I did go for the festival! It was great!!

    @ Ryan: One day I'd like to visit Glasgow. I do like all these contrasts.

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  11. The thing that strikes me about the photo is that the clear blue skies are above the ugly red building. The clouds are hovering over the church.

    Nice photo and a perfect contrast.

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  12. Gorgeous shot..I love it...I also love those old street lamps...dazzling! Beautiful Emm!

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  13. That church is breathtaking!

    Many thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comment. Come visit again tomorrow!

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  14. its cool how the mix of modern and traditional are so close together. You can see how buildings have moved on over time.

    I always prefer the traditional historical building ways myself. shame its all modern brickwork these days.

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