Monday, June 24, 2013

Thematic Photographic 249 - Shiny and new

Scallops in the sky
Shanghai, China
May 2012

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For some inexplicable reason, I can't get the Love Boat theme out of my head whenever I think of this theme. And now, if you were around during that wretched pop culture era, I'm betting neither can you. Sorry.

Moving on, I wanted to celebrate all that is pristine and bright with this week's theme. The world can be so pervasively dirty that it's almost therapeutic to set the ickiness aside every once in a while and bask in something that's perfectly bright and unblemished.

This building dominates the pollution-choked skies in Shanghai. Despite the scary-looking air around it - visible even in this shot - it manages to carve out its own space with a defiantly glowing, glassy presence. I couldn't stop staring at it, and even now I keep coming back to it.

Architecture rules, doesn't it?

Your turn: Take a pic that evokes or suggests the "shiny and new" theme, then post it to your blog, website, Facebook page, etc. (anywhere online, really.) Leave a comment here letting everyone know where to find it, and drop by others to spread the fun around - that's what Thematic is all about, after all. Pop by here for a Thematic primer, or just dive in and have fun with it!


Mustang Sally said...

I have been around that long and now I have an earworm ... thanks Carmi ;)

That's a wonderful shot of a very intriguing building. I can see what draws you.

I don't know if I'll get around to participating yet but sometime soon I hope. Life's keeping me busy but I check in now and again.

Gilly said...

Well, my shiny things are not architectural, but they do shine! See them at

Gilly said...

You've really clobbered them this time, Carmi!! Maybe they are all on holiday!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Not new, but Shiny

21 Wits said...

With a little help from my friend, John, Yeah we all shine on.... I was sort of unsure what to post, so cell phone in hand I shot these.

Here's mine

Alexia said...

A great shot of a beautiful structure!
Here's my take on this idea:

One shiny morning at the mall

Bob Scotney said...

A bit mundane but this was the best I oould find.

Michèle et Jean-Claude said...

Well can't say I found this week's theme particularly easy. Here is my contribution