Nashville is a wonderful city for a fan of faded brick signage, as I am. This particular facade was at about eye level on the ramp up to the Shelby St. Pedestrian Bridge, an old railroad bridge that has been converted to a promenade with sightseeing platforms. We were there near sunset, and though the front of the building was in shadow, little slivers of light fell on the top edge and the window openings, and pigeons basked in the last light of the day.
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JFS (32459) 2013-04-11 4:22
Lovely detail of this old façade, the pigeons want to be protagonist too....Good work Andrew!
snunney (81885) 2013-04-11 5:15
An interesting old façade with its faded signage. Well framed and nicely reproduced under a good light.
holmertz (39569) 2013-04-11 8:28
I like these faded signs too. Sometimes they bring us back to times long passed and remind us of products that haven't been available for decades. They're really part of our cultural history. What makes me extra curious is the indication that something else was written here before the restaurant equipment company bought the advertising space.
manrezaei (1837) 2013-04-11 9:11
Excellent shot. Very lovely scene. Perfectly well managed the colors, lights and contrast.
macjake (54940) 2013-04-11 11:30
haha...so you're kinda copying my style now eh? :)
this is a great subject for photography, seriously!
the white paint on the old rustic brown brick is awesome.
I can see the window on the right is boarded up too.
lots to like about this crappy place! but thats a good thing!!
Oh, and i had NO idea Roger was your Father!!!
jcpix (13404) 2013-04-11 14:42
That little bit of backlight is what makes this stand apart, just a hint of added interest and warmth. I've always liked these kinds of images, there's so much character and texture to an old building such as this. The contrast of elements is also very appealing, the brick and wood are a great combination. Very nice exposure with the heavy shade over most of the exterior, well balanced. I'm sure this old building would have a story or two to tell. :) Have a great evening.
All the best,
krzychu30 (15442) 2013-04-12 1:06
good to know I´m not only one who likes this kind of architecture!it has so much style and own charm.Besides such old,brick buildings contrast excellently with new,modern skyscrapers(like we´ve seen in your previous shot).
Superb composition with so nicely depicted textures of the wall and good contrast.
Tennessee and Nashville fascinate me with every your photo more and more.Brilliant series!
Have a good day
lousat (75063) 2013-04-12 1:28
Hi Andrew,i like a lot this kind of pics,there old signages are always fascinated me,beautiful diagonal perspective and great details despite the difficult backlight,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
Nicou (119547) 2013-04-12 1:30
Géniale compo quell captage de cette inscirption sur cet ancien bâtiment en brique ocres une merveille le blanc ressort parfaitement et cette diagonale sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
mjw364 (7292) 2013-04-12 1:43
So the pigeon sentinels working for the Mafia are guarding "the equipment" huh?
Nice light, nice textures and contrasts.
jhm (137668) 2013-04-12 2:14
Exactly industrialized nostalgia, with these details of the façade.
Nice architecture image, with warm colours, and nice view about this brickwork.
Excellent composition, nice captured. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
larhrissiHicham (577) 2013-04-12 3:19
La photo et le texte qui va avec sont d'un grand intérêt. Une vrai machine à remonter le temps. L'architecture est très particulière et donne une assez bonne idée sur cette époque et ses gens.
kasianowak (5912) 2013-04-15 11:19
Nice contrast between blue sky and the old dark brick building. I like the mood and textures.
mcmtanyel (12039) 2013-04-26 21:01
I like details from buildings. This one is a nice detail: sharp, good color & light management and an attractive composition.
All the best,
- Copyright: Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) (7467)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-17
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 18-105 1:3.5-5.6 G ED VR
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Tennessee & Arkansas, February 2013
- Theme(s): Wild Kingdom [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-11 4:18