Following on from yesterday's post, this is close up shot of the dockside facade of the old wrecked and abandoned Millennium Mills Building in the Royal Victoria Docks at Silvertown, London, England. Built at the start of the 21st century it was damaged extensively during the First World War and was rebuilt as a 10 storey art deco building in 1933, also undergoing large scale re-construction after the Second World War. The Royal Docks closed in 1981 with most businesses relocating downstream on the River Thames. This is one of the last remaining old buildings in an area that has undergone an enormous re-development in recent years. It has featured in many films, TV dramas and been the backdrop to several music videos. (See yesterday's post for a link to the Coldplay video).
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Royaldevon (41770) 2014-07-18 1:54
Until you look carefully, it is easy to be unaware of the patterns and textures evident in everyday places. This photograph has a completely different impact from that you posted yesterday, though they record the same building.
The writing is the icing on the cake, giving colour, a focus and a more human connection.
Have a great day,
berek (50506) 2014-07-18 3:10
you've got an interesting repetitive image. creative ideas, successful results.
kasianowak (10021) 2014-07-18 3:21
You made great use of the repetitive pattern on the façade of this derelict building. Good idea to keep the sign at the top within the frame - it creates eye-catching contrast and serves as a reminder of better times.
Have a lovely weekend
rbassin (24125) 2014-07-18 3:39
C'est du beau travail, et bien cadré.Ce gros plan montre bien la façades très rythmée avec tous des éléments identiques.
L'inscription rouge est d'un bon impact, bon résultat graphique de l'ensemble.
snunney (104679) 2014-07-18 4:12
I am very happy to be presented with a close-up of this most interesting building. Precise framing to the millimetre complemented by excellent rendering of those superb textures. I like very much the inclusion of the name at the top in its contrasting red.
Cool and grey here today with no sun after three extremely hot days. Violent thunderstorms accompanied by hailstones and strong winds forecast for tonight; something to look forward to!
macjake (71015) 2014-07-18 8:18
you can pretty much guess that I'm going to love this one!
its kinda hard to see the red lettering from the your gallery page, but its much better seen here.
looking at this gives me the urge to throw some rocks and smash some glass :)
rychem (40627) 2014-07-18 8:46
I like it a lot, windows, windows, windows !
Excellent composition for such a graphical subject, very well done
Noel_Byrne (33054) 2014-07-18 12:00
Maybe its because I love ruins, but I can really appreciate the beauty of this building. The strong art deco lines are notable when I read your note, though I probably would not have noted them otherwise. The broken windows add character. Also, the name makes me think this would have at one point been a popular nightclub. if not, somebody should reopen it as such. I wouldn't mind attending a good old fashioned rave here :)
All the best
jjcordier (79297) 2014-07-18 22:59
Ce vieil immeuble t'a donné l'occasion de réaliser une photo très graphique, impeccablement cadrée. C'est vraiment très bien fait!
Nicou (148412) 2014-07-18 23:20
Avec cette inscription en rouge tout au sommet quel compo quel graphisme toutes ces fenêtres carrées quelle vue et le verre superbe effet.
Bravo et amitié
carlo62 (53216) 2014-07-18 23:44
inquadratura millimetrica, gran bel colpo d'occhio con il perfetto inserimento della scritta rossa.
siudzi (34141) 2014-07-19 2:19
Perfectly framed and composed scene with a strong graphical result which I always like in photography. Brilliant capture, very well done!
Have a nice weekend!
marabu61 (11229) 2014-07-19 7:08
Brilliant use of the repeating patterns of the broken windows in this old factory building with the attractive red sign as a real eye catcher to round up the composition beautifully.
have a great weekend
tyro (26142) 2014-07-19 12:19
Isn't it wonderful that beauty can come out of decay and dereliction? This is certainly the case here.
This is a wonderfully graphic composition and, what with my OCD, I couldn't resist counting all the windows and trying to work out what percentage of the panes were either smashed or missing!
Your composition is delightfully simple and regular but it works extremely well and it is the reflected blue light from the intact window panes which really lightens it up and adds a wonderful interest to it. The light, colours and tectures are wonderful and the details and sharpness, as always, are exquisite.
ChrisJ (117197) 2014-07-19 15:41
Looks like the cover to the old Led Zeppelin Album "Physical Graffiti"! Nice to include the red typeset at the top to break the repetitive pattern of the windows, many with broken glass. Good sharpness and graphism. Tfs!
Curious_Eye (1320) 2014-08-24 11:43
Visiting your gallery is always such a pleasure. I chose Millenium Mills today because I love the rough, gritty look of the building. If these walls could talk... Your execution is flawless.
Have a great week,
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-14
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 70-300 F4.5-5.6 G SSM
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-18 0:57