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Tuesday, October 05, 2010


On our walk from the hotel to the Forbidden City in Beijing we saw this bright blue fence. 
Couldn't choose which pic I liked best...

But one thing is for sure, it once was blue!

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Carletta said...

I LOVE the second picture! It has a nice 'artsy' feel.
Love the contrast of the blue with the rust.

Greyscale Territory said...

Fascinating, peeling textures on this blue fence! Creative perspective!

Twain12 said...

great pictures, wonder what it hides

Gaston Studio said...

Love that blue fence Jeannette and definitely prefer the second shot with the contrasting rust.

Dianne said...

I think the first shot does a great job of setting up for the second one
they're both great
the second one really turns the fence into art

Jim said...

Nice pictures, Jeanette. One doesn't often see a corrugated metal fence painted blue in a neighborhood.

If I were to guess where the fence was I would say Shanghai or Beijing, covering an older neighborhood from sight of the tourists who are staying in the hotel around the corner.
Thanks for the input. No, I stopped the 2010 European series before I did Gdansk. I must return with that part of our Baltic cruise.
We also have been to Warsaw and Krakow, back in 2000.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love photographs where the intense colour is faded and mottled giving it a fine patina. Hope you enjoyed Beijing. I have been several times but not for the last twenty years so I expect it would be a very different place now.

A Lady's Life said...

I like the first one. You could really get the old feel of this fence.

jeannette said...

Glancing over the comments up till now, I'm glad they see the art side of it! I hesitated one moment, but the next I thought, What in the world?'s My blog:)

LOL, it's my "abstract" painting side that looks for different form and colors.

I had that same question, Gabi while I was taking the shots! But we were already observed so much, we didn't venture out.

The Chinese like bright colors it seems:) and rust gives it an interesting view.

That's interesting -I never thought about it that way -thanks:)

You're a good observer! Only someone who has been in other cultures, would see that though:) So, where is your next trip going to?

Did the massacre at Tienanmen square already happen when you went there?
Very interesting, when we were walking on that square I started becoming tearful -just the knowledge of what had taken place there.

A Lady'sLife,
Thank you! I took the pic because I thought maybe to use it in a painting:)

Whitemist said...

They are both great, they tell different stories and so....

jeannette said...

You have a keen perception, as usual:)

EG Wow said...

I like that the fence is rusty. :)

jeannette said...

EG Wow,
Aren't metal fences always rusty?? Glad to see you back here, I was wondering if you are okay?

Anonymous said...

Love how the fence is dented, blue and rusty. Lots of character!

Rebecca said...

Not that is a fence with character. Makes an interesting photo.

jeannette said...

In Beijing it may not even be an old fence -the humidity in Aug. when we were there was horrendous! So things will rust easily. Thanks for the visit:)

That's what I thought - an interesting photo -don't know if I would still have the same opinion if I would live across the street:)

Pat Tillett said...

They are both really nice.

knittingdragonflies said...

Beautiful contrast of the blue and rust!

jeannette said...

Glad you like it!

Thank you, friend!

Betsy Grant said...

Love the inviting blue water in your boats picture!