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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

30 Days of Photographs II: Time


Time can be a cruel mistress.



This post is a part of the 30 Days of Photographs II challenge. Please visit the rest of the participants for more fantastic photos: MikeWJ, Nicky and Mike, Mo, Meleah, John, aka nonamedufus, Bryan, aka Unfinished Person, Mariann, Malisa, Nora, LaughingMom, Tanya, Elizabeth A., 00dozo, Cheryl, Kristen and Katherine. *
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35 comments:

  1. Those look like greenhouses - long abandoned greenhouses. I'm thinking of that great Stones tune "Time Waits For No One". Great pic, Ziva. Time has passed those structures, and whatever business it was, by.

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  2. Either greenhouses or some kind of research facilities for the government. I wonder what the government of Finland was doing there. Hmmmm? :)

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  3. Time (and gravity) have wreaked havoc on my face and body. Oh, the horrors.

    I love this shot. Neglect is even crueler than time. I see both at work here.

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  4. Without someone to maintain it, all structures get eaten away with time. It's kind of sad, but I like to imagine what the scene would have looked like at its productive peak.

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  5. mikewjattoomanymorningsApril 17, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    This is a great interpretation of today's theme, Ziva, and I could kick myself for not thinking of something similar. I was totally fixated on clocks, rather than on the effects of time itself.

    That said, I think this photo would look lovely with a small lake or pond in the foreground.

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  6. Ziva, this photo makes me think of "after the rapture"  type thing.  Just empty shells.  Scary!  But great take on the theme!

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  7. Once the Olympic games were over, earlier concerns about design flaws in the housing for discus, javelin, and shot-put athletes were shown to be justified.

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  8. This is a great take on today's theme.  I was hoping to do something similar but couldn't find a subject wasn't visually obscured by major overgrowth.  That, and well, you know me.

    Great photo.  I love the pastel hues in the background sky.

    ;-)

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  9. "Time can be a cruel mistress." you got THAT right!

    Fabulous photo, Ziva!

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  10. Thanks, Double-O! Everything is still dead in Finland this time of year, so there's no risk of overgrowth. ;)

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  11. Haha, you be hangin with Ziva today, Frank. ;)

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  12. That's exactly the feeling these greenhouses invoke in me, too, Linda.

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  13. Yeah? Well I think your blog would look great with some photos on it.

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  14. Discus wouldn't let me comment earlier today...weird... Love this picture and you are so right that time can be cruel. I would think in Finland that greenhouses would be revered and not neglected!!

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  15. I'm sure it looked lovely.. :) Strangely, though, I kind of prefer it in this stage.. Broken, beaten, but still standing.

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  16. Time and gravity are real bitches, and I think they're actually working together..

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  17. Thank you, dufus. :) They are old greenhouses, on someone's very private property, and they've been forgotten for a very long time. I see them when I drive home from work, and they've always fascinated me..

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  18. Who are you and what do you know about the secret Elvis cloning facilities??

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  19. You'd think! And normally they are. But these.. it seems someone forgot them, and then time took over. I'm glad you liked the photo. :)

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  20. I agree with LM, this is not what I'd expect to see in Finland, let alone Scandinavia, I thought you guys took care of your greenhouses...

    This is a remarkable photo. Not just that the large greenhouses are neglected, in a photogenic fashion, but that you, somehow, were there to witness...it is a beautiful photo.

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  21. Thanks Nora, I'm really glad you liked it. :)

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  22. Finland is full of perfectly maintained greenhouses, but somewhere, somehow, these were forgotten..  They've fascinated me ever since I saw them, and I wish I could have taken a closer look. I had to stand quite far away because someone had put up a lot of signs everywhere, telling people it was private property.. Anyway, thank you. :)

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  23. If they're not, keep your voice down so they don't decide it's a good idea. Just the thought that they might not be working together is frightening. Holy shit!

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  24. No, we just respect private property. ;)

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  25. I like that a whole lot better than the whole shooting thing.

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  26. Time can be a cruel mistress. I'm living proof. :) Great photo which depresses me a bit and makes me feel sad. I hate to see perfectly good buildings going to waste.

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  27. I'm sorry the photo made you depressed and sad.. It really is a shame that buildings are left to waste away like this, becoming nothing but empty and broken shells.

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  28. What an interesting depiction of time.  

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