We who live in the heart of the European Union are already forgetting what it was like when there were border posts and customs checks every time you wanted to enter a neighbouring country. These days we just drive through as the Americans do from one state to the next.
This is a shot of a concrete block used as counter weight for the kind of barrier they lowered to make cars stop at border control points. And when you entered France, they of course looked like this. But this was not a border point, but a small campsite in the mountains. Maybe they inherited it from a former border post. Or they just like painting them in those three colours because it looks nice.
I cropped slightly and resized for the web.
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robbertjan (2906) 2004-05-11 9:31
Hai Per good point of view. I like the sharp borderpost to the right and the defocus background. Realy a good idea. I also like the colors of the borderpost, with his old paintings. Well seen.
Porteplume (3458) 2004-05-11 12:07
Combination of a nice picture & nice story. Thank you Per, it makes me want go right away on holiday! :o)
Another explanation... Maybe the campground was property of a Dutchman? There are a lot of Dutch people owning campings in south of France, and it is precisely the Dutch flag: Horizontally Red - White - Blue.
jhm (155358) 2004-05-11 13:42
Excellent shot Per, the flag colours are Netherlands, very nice detail and good note too.
bertolucci (13362) 2004-05-11 15:32
A nice "red-white and blue on concrete". This blck has seen quite a view years of service. Well seen & done, Per.
Jeppe (18654) 2004-05-27 15:53
Hej Per - jeg bliver ved med at spotte motiver til dit farvetema - jeg må se at få skudt nogen af dem inden solen vender til sankt hans.
Interesant vinkel du har valgt til dette motiv - det fungerer fint på skærmen - tak for synet.
sn00zie (2384) 2004-08-10 12:11
nice POV Per. very sharp and clear
- Copyright: Per Hoj (hojper) (2832)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-04-09
- Categories: Humorous
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Red, White and Blue - 3 colours in harmony [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-05-11 9:19