In the process of a long, cumbersome and boring process of arranging, rearranging, organising and safely storing all photographs a few black and whites caught my eyes. All greying has been done in Adobe Lightroom CC 2014, which has some useful black & white presets.
The entry to the tropical conservatory (serre chaude) is a real beauty, as is the building itself. Wonderful cast iron spiral staircases lead up to a circular iron walkway. Climbing also means a significant rise in temperature and humidity, so glasses and lenses will steam up as one rises.
I imagine that this is an Aloe Vera, but I’m no botanist, so it could be anything. Fact is that the combination with classically shaped vase is wonderful.
Seeing these cruise ships in the distance gives a strange sense of symmetry, although there is none. And also a sense of rythm and tension.
Well … this is a great area. Hopefully the new bridge won’t spoil it by allowing the area to be flooded with loutish tourists coming from Nyhavn.
Some weeks ago the industrial port in our distant part of the country was visited by a gigantic cruise-liner. The appearance of the ship attracted quite a few interested people.
I saw it both by day, and by night. It was awe inspiring to see this contraption that could easily swallow a few medium sized apartment buildings. People were walking around, and through the zoom I discovered that technicians were working hard to put the final dots on the i’s.
On the upper deck an enormous bear put his paw on the roof of the pavilion. A very contemporary bear, because it is designed according to the ‘parlance of our times’, which is low-poly. The effect is quite interesting though.