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The Eyes See

The nose knows and the eyes see!  After Queen Victoria yesterday, I have to post this fine lady/gent (?) who sits under the first floor of our apartment building here in Hannover, watching the world pass by.  He/she has been gazing out since 1908 (a century!)...a couple years longer than the Queen in front of Buckingham Palace!

The funny thing about this pic is I never knew the face was up there until a month ago when our landlady pointed it out.  I had been here for 2 years and never looked up to notice.

Moral to the story:  always look up wherever you go so that you don't miss a great photo op!



The Eyes See

The nose knows and the eyes see!  After Queen Victoria yesterday, I have to post this fine lady/gent (?) who sits under the first floor of our apartment building here in Hannover, watching the world pass by.  He/she has been gazing out since 1908 (a century!)...a couple years longer than the Queen in front of Buckingham Palace!

The funny thing about this pic is I never knew the face was up there until a month ago when our landlady pointed it out.  I had been here for 2 years and never looked up to notice.

Moral to the story:  always look up wherever you go so that you don't miss a great photo op!



comments (27)

well always look up, always look up, if there is a dog thingy you have to be careful too !! interesting shot, it's weird to have the head with this expresion (very sad or resigned)
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure that's why I always look down, Dafredo, trying to escape the dog poo! But now I'm learning to do both. smile I think this fella looks stir crazy by now!
I think it's a man. And I love those irridescent bricks. I am amazed sometimes at the things I discover that I've passed by so often and not seen.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Karen, that it's probably a man. And there are two others, one on either side of him in the corners! I had missed all three of them for 2 years!!!
I can see 100 years of the misery of holding up this building etched into his/her face. It is a great photo, but it begs the question of why people put these decorations on their homes. I don't think I'd want to see him/her every day.
Ginnie Hart: As I told Karen, there are 2 more of these fellas, one on either side in the corners. They're under the overhang of the first floor of the building. The entire ground floor facing the street is a realty business, as happens with so many apartment buildings here in Germany, so I'm sure the decoration is more a building thing than a home thing. Still, it is most curious, isn't it!
ginnie nice crop in this one. i like the different colours and textures of the brick. after sitting in one spot for a centery id look that bored to! smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Bored and a bit stressed out. Dazed is more like it. How he does it is beyond me. smile

Thanks as always for your comments, Genevieve.
Hi Ginnie and many, many thanks for the comment on my picture yesterday. I laught a lot ! Tell your sister taht it's not that easy to live in Paris, very expensive, true, and french people are not always very funny...
Again, many thanks for visiting, and for the laughter and you'll be always welcome on my blog. Have a great day (6.30 am in paris when i write this)! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you ever so kindly, Florence. I'm quite sure I will now visit you regularly. smile And thanks for YOUR comments. I'm guessing my sister, Ruth, will read your comment today about Paris.
I don't know what these eyes see but it seams not to be really funny... Anyway the shot is very good
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland. There really is a blankness to his look. I'm sure he's dazed and glazed over after all these years. smile
Looks like a gentleman to me. How could you have missed the face? lol
Ginnie Hart: That's exactly what I'd like to know Etomi! It made me realize that I either look down or at eye level all the time. Now I'm starting to look up everywhere I go. smile
My type of picture Ginnie, glad it was pointed out to you! wink
Ginnie Hart: Yes, me too, Chris. Thanks. smile
I know you can miss such things if you don't expect them to be there. But Ellie, I agree with the moral of your story.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Kedar, and I'm quite honored to be confused with Ellie. smile
nice crop this way
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chantal.
Hey Ginnie, I had two photoblogs open in two windows, and I mixed up the names. Sorry... tongue
Ginnie Hart: Like I said, I'm quite honored, Kedar (and have made this same "error" before myself). I just hope Ellie is halfway as honored as I am. smile
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 28 Feb 2007, 11:48
Well, he's holding up that bracket hat thingie, and he's trying to balance it, so that's quite a headache right there. Cool how that bracket keeps him from getting bird poo in the face. I really like him though. I like faces, even if they're gargoyles. Which leads me to Paris, and no matter what Florence says, I will not be deterred! Who needs humorous people or reasonable prices? Wait . . . um, did I say that?
Ginnie Hart: HA! I knew Florence couldn't deter you from Paris!

There actually are two other fellas holding up this building, so thank God this one doesn't have to stay awake all the time! Thanks for your comment, Ruth. smile
The guy looks desperate for a smoke Ginnie grin
Ginnie Hart: You just gave me quite the laugh, Thomas. Thanks a million. smile
I'm always missing things like this - I'm not the most observant person ever!
Ginnie Hart: HA! You and I can commiserate then, Bernie! smile
  • Dotun
  • 28 Feb 2007, 15:17
great symmetry, nice one Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Dotun.
Architectural ornaments like this usually had a purpose such as giving information ( communication ) or drawing water away from a roof and other such uses, but this one which looks like it's made out of terracotta is there for protection, he's looking out at the world keeping an eye on things for you, well Ginnie you never know what country or town your in these days so you have your very own watch dog ! smile
Ginnie Hart: I'm laughing out loud over this comment, Johnny. I guess I DO need constant surveillance for all my back-n-forths. smile You're so funny.
Bye the way if you don't look up you can't see where your going !
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I know, but THAT FAR UP is not my norm. Now I slow down if/when I look UP because I don't want to break a leg! smile
très bon coup d'oeil!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, O-P. smile
When I take a look on the brick above the face, I think he/she might be needing a nose job in the near future smile Lik the colours and symmetry
Ginnie Hart: Ha Ha, Aksel. You may be right. Thanks for your comment.
  • Louis
  • 28 Feb 2007, 18:09
You made a great pic of your discovery. I have decided that it is a 'her'. Open mouth means she is talking tongue Now I am going to get it!
Ginnie Hart: Uh-oh! Yes you are, Louis. You're gonna get it from someone (but not from me because I'm still laughing). smile
It looks like you have several of these faces all around you, Ginnie. May be one day you will make a collage and post them all in ne photo? Great composition and striking colors!
Ginnie Hart: Now that's an idea, Samira. Thanks for your vote of confidence!
  • julischka
  • Germany, near Frankfurt am Main
  • 28 Feb 2007, 18:28
I like the strong colour and symmetry. Really nice. smile
Ginnie Hart: You you kindly, Julia.
  • Ellie
  • New Forest, Hampshire, England
  • 28 Feb 2007, 21:03
wink I'll 'do' honoured, but we spell it differently!

What a face, it has the look of a death mask, I'm not sure sure I'd enjoy walking beneath it every day. But then, I suppose, compared to some gargoyles this chap is positively healthy. Very well spotted Ginnie, 'looking up' is quite a good idea.
Ginnie Hart: So glad you'll 'do' honored in whatever language, English or otherwise, Ellie. HA! smile

I've decided by now that that face really has come to the end of the line. Poor chap! And to think our landlady could hardly wait for me to see him and his two buddies on each side of him!
  • jelb
  • France
  • 28 Feb 2007, 23:40
Bonjour,
Stunning color!..Very old!..Good shot!Bravo!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Jelb.
  • paul
  • uk
  • 1 Mar 2007, 23:06
I love these sorts of details. The blue bricks add a lot and pick up on the colours in the face. I like the way you have framed it too - well observed
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Paul, for your comment. Believe it or not, those bricks are black but they have an iridescence that causes them to change colors with the light. It's kinda cool. smile
  • Abi
  • 3 Mar 2007, 13:47
Easy comment system= Composition 10/10, Lighting 9/10, Concept 17/10
Ginnie Hart: I'll take that as a compliment, Abi. smile Thanks.
I like very much the shot and the moral of the history smile smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Zeb. smile

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