Siegessäule. This Statue of Victory stays in the centre of 5 streets, was built in 1873 after the war and is a proud of Germans. After the Second World War it was a famous background for Russian soldiers for photographing.
The statue from inside demonstrates a hidden German protest against their own "Ordnung" - the system and laws. All the walls are full with graffitti, and everywhere are signs like "these building is under video control. Any damage will be taken on the film". This is a neverending circle - the graffitiis get more, the signs will grow, the graffittis will be brighter and more of course, the signs are getting more...
Maybe i'm wrong and children have just not enough from paper and colour pens ;)
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aadilj (18102) 2007-10-19 5:40
very well captured with an interesting perspective and pov and soft lights and colours. I like the way you have composed this one. Wonderful image
batalay (34795) 2007-10-19 6:46
I like very much this image of the ascending circular staircase. In my book 'Math and the Mona Lisa' I wrote about such spiral converging into "Logarithmic Spirals" and this is one of the best I've seen. Your note also is very good, both because it is informative, and it is personal. You've injected your feelings into the commentary. I don't mind grafitti, if it is truly not destructive. It represents social commentary, and in archaeology I've seen grafitti 4500 years old in Egypt, 1200 years old in Mayan ruins. If it is done with taste, in the long run it can be quite useful. If its sole purpose is to deface, then a public hanging is all the culprit deserves.
You have some very good detail shots in your gallery, and I intend to visit periodically.
Warm regards from Virginia, USA.
zmey (7335) 2007-10-30 8:46
i like this gyre-composition, ilze. interesting how your photo shows passers by as ghostly figures while their imprints in form of grafittis are crystal clear and sharp. nicely done. TFS.
SchwebagMike (1490) 2007-10-31 5:01
I now regret not having entered the inner part of the statue! You took a great shot here: well composed and nicely exposed. I like the POV and the way you included the people passing by!
Have a nice day, Mike
Jean51 (24) 2007-11-25 12:49
good camera, good lens...
okahraman (4591) 2008-02-28 3:35
Hi İlze ;
çok güzel bir fotoğraf olmuş diagonal merdivenler bir harika elinize sağlık