Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~ 40: Contrasts

Contrasts (Trg Slobode, Novi Sad, Serbia)



  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.

  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.

  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!

  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! :)

  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!

  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

  7. beautiful capture--love the steeple!

  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!

  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.

  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.

  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.

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

  13. That church is breathtaking!

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

  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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