Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Vanishing


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San Francisco, CA, July 2008

This week's Thematic Photographic theme has been signs, so I thought I'd finish off the week with this one from outside my hotel room window. Old brick facades often contain so many layers of history that it's hard to decipher them. Tough as it may be, I could have stood there for hours. trying.

I'll post a new Thematic Photographic entry and theme later Wednesday evening, so please drop back in for it. In the meantime, feel free to have fun with the current theme by clicking here.

Your turn: Care to take a shot at what this building might have experienced in the past?

19 comments:

kenju said...

I don't know what it experienced, but it is a really odd pattern of windows!

Clarence said...

Great Photo! There's something a little eerie about it.

CK-II said...

I like that colour tone. Happy WW! :)

Not Afraid to Use It said...

Totally amazing photograph. I constantly find myself reading the signs of old buildings trying to read the old adverts on them. Great capture!

Yen said...

What a great shot!!! Very interesting too:)

Raven said...

Fascinating photo... the lay-out of the windows, the color of the walls and the faded signs - each intriguing. Seems like there's a story in those walls.

Blue Sunrise Photography said...

I like the color of the photo and the odd layout of the windows, great eye on spotting that shot.

Richard said...

I love when old paint has faded or been sandblasted off of brick buildings. I see "branch" there and a couple of other words that my tired eyes just don't want to decipher this morning.

Cool photo. Mine's up as well.

Mojo said...

It's amazing how random and isolated the windows look when the paint is stripped away. Exceptional shot.

Strider said...

At first I thought they were watermarks. lol! Great catch Carmi.

Happy WW!

The Fitness Diva said...

Echoes from the past, eh? Some things never fade away...

~Just Me~ said...

Interesting shot, looks very strange the way the windows are.

Happy WW!!

Holly Schwendiman said...

Very cool.

Hugs,
Holly

Improgging Fool! said...

I feel factory...the old-fashioned one where the bosses were the only ones with the windows, and the people working were expected to keep their heads down and their sewing machines going.

Great shot! Stop by and play
IMPROGGING sometime. We’d love to have you!

Marsha said...

I love old buildings. It's fun trying to imagine all that may have happened in them. Faint impressions are all that's left on the side of this one and I agree with the comments about the odd window pattern.

Hope you will drop by if you get the chance.

Just Some Thoughts

~Cathy~ said...

looks like some sort of factory to me.... with windows too high to see out of...

Beverly said...

Hi, Carmi,
I've been eading but not posting while I was away. I just made it under the wire with the sign theme.

Come by and see my darling granddaughter as she turned 2.

shae-shae said...

It's like someone is snatching away the windows as you watch.

Junebug said...

You take very interesting photos. I like to read what's on old buildings too. Sometimes at the top they are named for the owner or builder. I can seem to make out the word "Francis" on it. I wonder if it said "St. Francis" at one time?