Cars by A-la-N (2025)
nunenik (135) 2008-02-23 14:10
Ah, poor cars and buses gone shrunky!! They look like little toys now. Only smily faces, eyes and funky face expressions are missing from the cars! And of course the song "the wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round..." :)
Great abstract photo!!! A parallel world.
Intersection of persistence by babelon (64)
nunenik (135) 2008-01-03 14:09
It's an interesting scene you've caught here! The traffic in Yerevan can sometimes get out of hand, true... It's amazing to see it like this from above, and I can definitely hear the horns in this mess!
Very symbolic that the sky is greyish and heavy over all that traffic chaos.
I guess we all block each other's way somehow.
human-unfriendly Yerevan by mpetrovic (1532)
nunenik (135) 2007-11-20 12:44
It's a good photo showing the atmosphere of urban Yerevan (yes there are many of these square buildings that don't look very charming in anyone's eyes), but to call it human-unfriendly... come on!
I myself have lived in a building almost identical to these, and I still do whenever I'm in Yerevan, and I've never ever thought of it as unfriendly or gloomy. The buildings don't have much charm because they date back to the Soviet times when beauty wasn't the issue but the quick relocations and making space for people to live in.
Perhaps the gloomy effect you got is because of the fact that the appartments all look different from outside, as every household is allowed to renovate as they wish and the city council doesn't require a homogeneity for the buildings. But people actually live in these buildings, so to categorize them as ruins...
And because they're all made from an identical type of stone (the tuf), I personally think these buildings are what give Yerevan part of its charm and certainly the rose colour.
Sorry for the long comment, but I'm really disappointed that you think of my city (and buildings still happily inhabited by people) as ruins. Especially that you say yourself you desaturated the colours of the photo to make it more gloomy!
Reflection by norayr (37)
nunenik (135) 2007-11-20 12:18
It's a nice surrealistic photo of the reflections. I like the variety of shapes and whirls created by the steel.
Maybe you could have cropped a bit from the sides, to leave only the reflections and no sky.
But sell seen and caught!!
sunday morning scene by mpetrovic (1532)
nunenik (135) 2007-09-19 13:13
You made our Opera look so abandoned!! :)
Unusual to see it without any people in front of it, right.
Nice symmetry of the building, which is nevertheless broken by the woman walking in front of it, as though she wasn't meant to be there at all in the first place.
I like the grain you added and the desaturation, it almost looks b&w. It would be interesting to see the original also, maybe as a ws...?