Liverpool is often known for its cultural diversity.. Here in the middle of the modern and largest shopping centre - Westfield - It has created this strange creation.. and yes the paving has been dug up and rebuilt so as to imagine this alien lift had dropped out of the sky into one of the courtyards.. .. The cynic in me says "What for?" I certainly did not see anyone stop and have a look.. and I cant imagine anyone would specifically come to the shopping centre just to look.. and this was just before Christmas .. The only thing possibly would be some amateur photographer taking a photo of it and posting it onto a travel website..
Do you have any suggestions? maybe even a suitable title?
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worldcitizen (4930) 2013-01-05 14:22
This is the kind of bizarre stuff I love coming across while roaming the city. :-) It might not have a set purpose, but it does capture the imagination, and, as you pointed out in your note, it presents a TE photographer with a nice photo op. ;-) I like the reflections that you captured in the elevator door. Maybe the title could be: "Going up?" A happy new year to you!
romanaa (7414) 2013-01-05 14:27
not a piece of art I would like to have at home. LOL. But I appreciate your patience as it seems you were waiting to get the people into the reflection on the the metal door.
I only hope the author had a permission of the local authorities to dig into the pavement. Here in CR one artist got jailed for "damaging" the traffic lights - and they were really lovely and funny look here .
Have a fun evening
danos (74518) 2013-01-05 14:30
a really strange construction that only its creator can tell us about its expediency.Never mind,all these modern constructions are difficult to be understood from me.
batalay (32930) 2013-01-05 15:06
From the pattern of the paving stones, this lift has clearly been thrust upward from the center of the earth, not dropped from an alien spaceship. I like the reflections in the door, partitioned off for for a pair of pedestrians. Happy New Year to you.
cargus (6556) 2013-01-05 21:32
Beautiful composition, beautiful colors, well framed and rendered image well.!
jjcordier (63074) 2013-01-05 22:57
Cet ascenseur "tombé du ciel" est une étonnante "œuvre d'art" qui a certainement le mérite de beaucoup faire parler d'elle.
annjackman (13463) 2013-01-05 23:42
I rather like this piece of art although the barricade aroud it rather spoils it (perhaps a health and safety issue!). As to the photo I think that you did very well here. The angular shapes and the building reflections all hang together very well. In particular the reflections of the two shoppers are superbly caught. Excellent example of street photography.
Best wishes for the New Year.
flatwin (2147) 2013-01-06 0:28
excellente idée que cette expo d'art avec un ascenseur tombée du ciel. Cette photo est tres bien réalisée
Royaldevon (18361) 2013-01-06 1:46
I love this!
It conveys the Liverpuddlian sense of humour and your alertness to the possibilities! The lines, the reflections, the composition and the absorbing details make this stand out.
Have a lovely Sunday,
holmertz (27216) 2013-01-06 2:08
This is clearly a piece of underground art, since it has obviously been pushed through the earth to get here. And clearly it gave you an opportunity to catch some nice reflections, it has also become part of a greater play of lines, shades and reflections. What purpose that serves I wouldn't know, but whatever makes me stop and think and sets my imagination going is good enough.
It obviously inspired you to a good photo.
maloutim (8750) 2013-01-06 23:18
An artist's work is often mysterious, or at best the artist wants to strike our minds and imagination. I think this is just what happens in this shopping centre. I wonder if he wanted to send the message :"Take the stairs, lifts can present dangers" :-))
Great capture anyway with the two people seeming to go past as quickly as possible, in order to avoid the danger :-)
I haven't been to Liverpool for ages, but from what I have heard and read, its cultural interest reminds me of Nantes. Last season, "Le Voyage à Nantes" showed lots of bizarre art works too. HERE .
Or I also think of THIS ONE
Thanks for sharing and have a Cracking New Year.
- Copyright: Rich Beghin (Ricx) (13453)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-11-16
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Canon 24-70 2.8L USM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-05 14:10