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photoblog image A Fine Erection*

A Fine Erection*


(From our Zürich, Switzerland, trip last November.)

This is Zurich's public astronomy observatory, Urania-Sterwarte.
You can see it in my last post's cityscape.
Apparently 2009 is the International Year of Astronomy!

If I had known what this was then, I would have climbed to the top.


*As our Dutch friends would say,
"A dirty mind is a joy forever!"


A Fine Erection*


(From our Zürich, Switzerland, trip last November.)

This is Zurich's public astronomy observatory, Urania-Sterwarte.
You can see it in my last post's cityscape.
Apparently 2009 is the International Year of Astronomy!

If I had known what this was then, I would have climbed to the top.


*As our Dutch friends would say,
"A dirty mind is a joy forever!"


comments (55)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 18 Mar 2009, 00:21
Very fine indeed,I like the tones Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It's always good to have some fun, Vintage, right?! smile Thanks.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 18 Mar 2009, 01:02
looks like an amazing place to visit
Ginnie Hart: I just wished I had known what this was then, Tony, because I would have tried going to the top to get a different view of the city! Thanks.
crispy
Ginnie Hart: HA! That's one way to describe it, Ade. smile
Then comment out there that size is not important! wink Lol
Ginnie Hart: So they say, José Angel. grin I love it.
The first thing I thought was "Ginnie is shooting some very phallic shots."
Ginnie Hart: I actually thought it was a water tower, Michael, until I looked it up. I LOVE the water towers of Europe and am "collecting" them. When I found out this one is an observatory, I just had to show it. "A joy forever!" smile
sympa l'observatoir aller on y monte !!! A+
Ginnie Hart: I wish I HAD gone up, Patrick! Merci.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Mar 2009, 05:30
HA....tongue...and I am the first 'Dutchie' to comment, the rest is still in bed I guess....grin
I have to say it is a fine erection.....in you last post I thought it was a water-tower, bedankt voor het opzoeken.
I love the crisp shape and the tones, wonderful framed with those leaves at the left side.
(now I will finish the sentence.....A dirty mind is a joy forever...and a pretty girl is a toy forever......)
...I just saw Mroy is still laughing..... wink
Ginnie Hart: I thought it was a water tower, too, Astrid, which is why I took the picture. I want to collect as many European water towers as I see! Either way, I SHOULD have gone to the top but it never occurred to me, since I was just passing by. I think I need you on photo hunts to put thoughts into my head!!!

You Dutchies sure know how to come up with wise, wise sayings! Sometimes they're even funny! grin Ontzettend bedankt.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Mar 2009, 05:53
It sounds like the chinese person talking about the upcoming election. This looks like a great erection. Examplery.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Great erection, great election?? Or would that be "stiff?" Thanks, Louis, for always adding your special touch.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 18 Mar 2009, 05:54
odd looking tower I wonder what the designer was thinking. Great title
Ginnie Hart: My immediate reaction was "what all men think, Aussie!" grin But who knows.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Mar 2009, 06:05
Yes...distinctly phallic, Ginnie. I cannot argue with your Dutch friends on this matter.

You have displayed it very well, too!
Ginnie Hart: Those Dutch people do have a way with words, Ray. grin Thanks.
Hopefully by the stairs ! Nice one Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Yes, by the stairs, Ferdi. Thanks. smile
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 18 Mar 2009, 06:36
A beautiful structure.
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Sherri. Thanks.
Ha ha A fine one indeed, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Paul, indeed. smile It's good to see you again, kind sir.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Mar 2009, 07:49
A fine, interesting architecture (an impressive pic!)- yes, in Berlin or in other cities of the world such a building had long ago found a funny nick-name for this very proud Sir, "Schoggistengeli" sounds a bit too harmless for such a "Lekkerli"! (Oh, sorry!)
Ginnie Hart: Cheap Hong Kong doesn't translate your words for me, Philine, but I can guess what they are, and that's the fun of it. grin If we can't laugh, we might as well lie down and die! Punt uit.
Looks like they plonked an observatory on a water tower, or are water towers old observatories??smile Fine image btw
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Nigel, I thought this WAS a water tower, which is why I took the picture in the first place. I try to "collect" as many of them as I see all over Europe. So you can imagine my surprise when I Googled it. Thanks.
Well fine, yes indeed, I think I will refrain from saying too much tongue
Ginnie Hart: I can just imagine you biting your tongue in refrainment, Bill. grin
What a strange design, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: That's what I thought, Chad, after I found out it wasn't a water tower. smile
  • Stan
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Mar 2009, 09:18
LOL at Michael. I think you've got this style of processing down to a tee. Now time to spread your wings wink
Ginnie Hart: Truth be known, Stan, I have dabbled in many different things...B&W, sepia, color selection, filters, etc., but this is the style that has most captivated me, especially when I'm shooting old Europe. But trust me, I will not always process in this way. I WILL spread my wings. In fact, just yesterday, while on a neighborhood walk, I started playing around with F-stops...something I'm mostly clueless about except for time-lapsed shots. Anyway, thanks for the kick in the pants. I would never want to bore you!! sad
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Mar 2009, 09:24
No doubt one of Switerland's finest - great title Ginnie, and a well-framed shot.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: And I'm sure they take pride in it, Ingrid! smile Thanks.
Sharp and crisp!! Nice title wink
Ginnie Hart: Thanks you kindly, Sarthak. smile
crisp detail..lovely colors!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Dabobabo.
Phallic indeed Ginnie! Well captured.
Ginnie Hart: And we'll just leave it at that, right, Richard?! grin
beautiful building, nice in sepia
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chantal.
It is definitely phallic and your title is perfect. Then, I do have a dirty mind.
Ginnie Hart: Well, maybe we need to tweak our perception of such things, Mary, which is where the Dutch quote helps me. To think of a "dirty mind" as a "joy forever" kinda helps me loosen up a bit. grin From my conservative, preacher's-home background, alluding to anything sexual about this image would be anathema!
  • david
  • United States
  • 18 Mar 2009, 11:34
brilliant shot. and a fun title!
Ginnie Hart: It does help to loosen up a bit, doesn't it, David! grin Thanks.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 18 Mar 2009, 14:12
Really fine wink Ginnie......
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Frida. grin
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 18 Mar 2009, 14:20
LOL dirty mind? try orbitz tongue sorry, that was a really lame attempt at a joke, but I was reminded of that commercial when I saw your disclaimer. Love the title even more than the picture, haha... but its a fine picture, great tonality.
Ginnie Hart: I'm not familiar with Orbitz, Mia, though I've heard of it. I'll just take your word for it. smile Thanks.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 18 Mar 2009, 14:21
lol! you're funny, ginnie.. that's a great title for this structure.. ;D i'm still laughing here..
Ginnie Hart: If we can't laugh, Rian, we're of all people most miserable! smile Thanks.
Another fascinating building Ginnie, full of character and life. Well seen.
Ginnie Hart: It was a beauty to behold, Les. I can just imagine what you'd do with it!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 18 Mar 2009, 15:48
WOW! What a fantastic building. I can only imagine how spectacular it must be sitting under that dome and looking at the stars!!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Marcie. And I never even knew of the possibility till now! Thanks.
Domes have a special sense of culmination. Wondeful Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Albert. smile Thanks.
  • Sakeeb
  • India
  • 18 Mar 2009, 17:01
funny indeed.. i was wondering why I see it as slightly slanting.. hmm..

btw.. looks like you love this color tone very much..
Ginnie Hart: HA! It was either get the "erection" straight, Sakeeb, or the foreground structure. I opted for the "erection," as you see. grin And yes, I guess you can say this kind of processing has become my style, which I do like. I know it's not everyone's cuppa tea. sad
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 18 Mar 2009, 17:15
this is one of teh ugliest buldings I've seen in a while, Ginnie. smile The tower stands like a middle finger to the city. smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I should have guessed that would come from you, Viktor. grin
A dirty mind... indeed!!
Interesting building, looks like a watertower.
Ginnie Hart: I actually took this picture, Wim, because I thought it WAS a water tower. I was quite disappointed when I found out it wasn't. sad
  • Nathan
  • United States
  • 18 Mar 2009, 17:57
What a unique looking building! It does have a observatory feel to it, but it exudes weirdness. Anywho, great capture!
Ginnie Hart: I really thought it was a water tower when I captured it, Nathan, and was a bit shocked when I found out otherwise. I'm not sure why I didn't figure it out while I was there! Thanks.
I've had fun reading the comments Ginnie..I just cant add to that..I can only say Ooh..Nice one !!
Ginnie Hart: We're quite the bunch, aren't we, Ron! grin
I'm just jealous Ginnie .... ;-) ;-) richard
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHA! They have pills for that, you know. grin
  • Brian Walbey
  • Back from seeing Riverdance, brilliant.
  • 18 Mar 2009, 20:05
What a fascinating building Ginnie and photographed to your usual high standard. (No pun intended)
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Brian. How fun. I can just imagine what it would be like to see Riverdance. I LOVE watching them!!!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Mar 2009, 20:49
Some Brits say the same thing!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'm sure they do, Chris. grin
  • Ian
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Mar 2009, 20:52
Omg - how did you get away with that title lol smile It's a wonderful shot again - the detail continually takes me by surprise, your shots are so rich. Bravo, dude.
Ginnie Hart: If we can't have a good laugh ever so often, Ian, we are of all people most miserable, right?! smile That you, kind sir.
  • blackdog
  • the third stone from the sun
  • 18 Mar 2009, 21:47
This is a very unusual looking building, and superbly erected. Good job I'm not Dutch or I might think your title was smutty in some way ;o)
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Mike. I guess we all have a bit of smut inside of us, right?! grin
Cute title Ginnie. Impressive shot and processing. Love the intricate design and details of this structure. Would love to see the telescope, it must be massive. This architecture is really amazing, excellent capture.
Ginnie Hart: If ever I go back there, John, I will make sure I go up to see it all, inside and out! smile Thanks.
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 19 Mar 2009, 06:28
Unusual construction but a fine capture!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Brian.
asez surprenant comme architecture!
Ginnie Hart: In Europe there is architecture that surprises me all the time, O-P! smile Merci.
Waow good ... and this beautiful building Astronomy. Building the full authority. Whether in this building contains about everything about astronomy, Ginnie / / Thanks for the information, hmmm ... is the year 2009 the International Year of Astronomy / / Regards from Yogyakarta City Indonesia / /
Ginnie Hart: We learn something new every day, don't we, Bram! smile Thanks.
OK, I am laughing very hard. No pun intended.
Ginnie Hart: I love it, Christopher. grin If we can't have a good laugh, we're all pretty miserable, right?!
  • Samarth
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Mar 2009, 17:57
seems just as intentional as the gherkin...a fine piece of architecture nonetheless...
Ginnie Hart: I think you're probably right, Sam! smile Thanks.
  • madeline
  • United States
  • 19 Mar 2009, 18:50
Oh My! Totally ROTFLOL! It's been a while since I've popped over here, but I subscribe via a blog reader and saw this title and had to head on over! wink
And I'm rewarded x2, a great photo and info that it's the International Year of Astronomy. I love astronomy although I know nothing about it.
Ginnie Hart: HA! So glad you got a kick outta this, Mad! grin Thanks for crossing over. I'll be back to you over the weekend when I plan to catch up on my other "family." I took astronomy in college years ago but, truth be known, I know much more about astrology!
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 19 Mar 2009, 18:58
awesome composition here. Love the look of this structure!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Liang. It definitely caught MY eye! smile
  • martie
  • United States
  • 19 Mar 2009, 21:41
What amazing architecture! Another beautiful composition, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Martie.
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 19 Mar 2009, 23:31
Very well presented, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Jennie.
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 20 Mar 2009, 01:34
Looks like it's been circumcised... wink
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Larry. I can't believe you're the first one who mentioned it. grin
No wonder I am forever joyful! wink
Ginnie Hart: HA! I should have expected that from you, Suby! grin
Ha ha ha ha, first it was Zeb's comments on bankers, and now this. Seems like being back on SC is gonna keep me in good spirits - a joy forever! Lovely shot Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: YUP! So glad you're back, Thomas. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 13 Apr 2009, 13:07
I absolutely agree gringrin
Ginnie Hart: LOL! grin

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