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Mini-Chimneys


One last week of miniatures.

The first time I was in Europe years ago, I was enamored by the...yes...chimneys.
We do NOT see chimneys like this in the States. 


These were at eye-level at some point along the route at Mini-Europe in Brussels, Belgium.
(as seen last July, 2008)

This ends my loooong Brussels series.  Thanks for hanging in there!
Have a great weekend!



Mini-Chimneys


One last week of miniatures.

The first time I was in Europe years ago, I was enamored by the...yes...chimneys.
We do NOT see chimneys like this in the States. 


These were at eye-level at some point along the route at Mini-Europe in Brussels, Belgium.
(as seen last July, 2008)

This ends my loooong Brussels series.  Thanks for hanging in there!
Have a great weekend!



comments (40)

  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Jul 2009, 00:39
Ahh chimneys, love them too. Great DOF as well. I should have an image for you next week. Cheers Savo
Ginnie Hart: I'll look forward to that next week, SAVO. I love how images often remind us of each other. smile Thanks.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 17 Jul 2009, 00:47
They are adorable, especially how you captured them.

Enjoy the weekend Ginnie. How hot is it going to be?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Maria. We've been in the mid-80's the last few weeks so I expect it will remain the same. But it's cool in the morning, like now at 7a...it's only 70F. I love that.
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 17 Jul 2009, 01:40
I am enamored of chimneys, too. This has been a most enjoyable series. This one reminds me of Mary Poppins. smile
Ginnie Hart: Mary Poppins, indeed, Larry...one of my favorite movies of all time. I was in college when it came out in the 60s and went to see it twice in one week! smile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.A.
  • 17 Jul 2009, 02:38
At first glance I thought it was a chess set. Silly mesmile
Ginnie Hart: Oh my. I never even thought of that, Sherri, but you are so right. And I LOVE chess. smile
Fascinating design for chimneys, almost looks like a musical instrument. Excellent job with the framing here and the DOF, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: That's another good thought, John...from chess to a musical instrument. I can totally see it. smile Thanks.
  • Ada
  • United States
  • 17 Jul 2009, 04:11
Hello Ginnie.....The first thought that came to my mind was chess... :p...I have missed you.
Ginnie Hart: It's a thought I quite enjoy, Ada, because I love chess. I never thought of it till both you and Sherri mentioned it. Thanks, sweetie.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Jul 2009, 05:34
Bath, wasn't it, great DOF and a fabulous composition.
LOL @ Ken, shall I give the secret away....I hold you tight at the waistband of your jeans grin....
Weer een prachtige foto, thanks for your POV of Mini Europe, once we have to back and see what things we missed to see.
KSK
Ginnie Hart: Was it Bath, Astrid? I have no clue. If so, that makes me a happy camper because I have actually been to Bath. How nice that would be...the chimneys of Bath. smile If we ever go back, I know we will see all the things we missed, for sure. It's a promise...if we go back. Just think of all the other places we still want to see! Will we have a long enough life? I sure hope so.
  • alex
  • United States
  • 17 Jul 2009, 05:50
Mary Poppins!!!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly. I was in college when that movie came out, Alex. I was so excited about it that I went back to see it again the next day. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Jul 2009, 07:15
We have chimneys like this in the UK Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I think it was in Ireland when I first saw them, Chris...back in 1987, before I had a chance to see England. But yes, I have seen them in the UK and fell in love with them there! Astrid thinks this miniature was of Bath!
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 17 Jul 2009, 07:21
the line of fading chimneys is superb, great shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Tony. I was in chimney heaven. smile
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands
  • 17 Jul 2009, 07:41
Ha The funny thing is Astrid was fascinated by chimney's when she came to visit.
This is a lovely image Musketeer.
Have a great weekendsmile
Ginnie Hart: What can I say, Musketeer...Astrid and I are both on the same page, as you know! smile One day soon we'll all get together again. I can almost taste it.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Jul 2009, 07:59
Great shot, no problem hanging in there. Enjoy yours too.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Louis. Gotta stay with the flow, you know. smile
I like this one Ginnie from a geometric point.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chad. Maybe that's what enamors me so much?
great crop and dito DOF
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Chantal.
  • Steve
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Jul 2009, 09:29
nice one Ginnie. love the shallow depth of field in this. at first glance i thought these were real chimneys taken with a tilt/shift lens.

steve
Ginnie Hart: No tilt/shift lens, Steve. Glad you figured it out. Astrid says this was at the Bath miniature. Thanks for stopping by again...it's good to see you!
I just love chimney pots ... unlike people they don't argue. ha!
richard
Ginnie Hart: HA! So true, Richard, so true. Astrid thinks this miniature was of Bath, so not too far from you. smile
LOL I too thought Mary Poppins, but perhaps Fidler on the Roof is more appropriate.

We still have chimneys and still ned to get a chimney sweep from time to time ;o)
Ginnie Hart: Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey. Chim chim cher-ee! Sunrise, sunset, swiftly fly the years. grin Astrid says this is the Bath miniature, Mike, so I am delighted to think I could end this series for YOU. The whole place was so much fun. I'd go back in a New York minute.
  • navin
  • india
  • 17 Jul 2009, 11:51
Very nice Ginnie. even the wear and tear is so perfectly like a full size thing
Ginnie Hart: That's why these miniatures astound me, Navin. So real! Thanks.
Ginnie Hart: After looking at your link, Bill, I can see why some commenters thought this was chess! Thanks!!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 17 Jul 2009, 13:09
And for a moment I thought we were in a Mary Poppins movie..dancing among London's chimneys!! These miniatures are fantastic!!!
Ginnie Hart: Since Mary Poppins is one of my favorite movies of all time, Marcie, I'm surprised I didn't think of it before a couple of you mentioned it here. I was in college when that movie came out and saw it two days in a row. I LOVED it!
  • rian
  • United States
  • 17 Jul 2009, 13:14
yeah, i noticed these chimneys too in europe (i just saw them on tv..) they do look pretty interesting.. nice capture here, they do look like the real thing.. smile
Ginnie Hart: When I looked at Bill's link on chimney pots, Rian, I realized why some commenters thought this was chess. smile http://www.stovesonline.co.uk/wood_burning_stoves/Chimney-Pots-and-Inserts.html. Thanks.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 17 Jul 2009, 14:04
I knew you loved chimney pots. This must be the most you've seen in one place. Amazing!
Ginnie Hart: It was a heyday for me, Mary, because they were almost at my fingertips. grin Thanks.
Shades of Mary Poppins is you are familiar with that old childrens fim Ginnie. This is a reminder http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058331/
Ginnie Hart: OMG, Brian. Do bears poop in the woods?! As I have told some others, Mary Poppins is one of my favorite movies of all time. I was in college when it came out and I went to see it twice, two days in a row. So charming. And I think I fell in love with Julie Andrews. grin Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey. Chim chim cher-ee! What's funny is that I never once thought of Mary Poppins when I took/posted this. But everyone else did! I love it.
Chimneys are considered an art form in some quarters Ginnie, there are some grand medieval ones about.

I like the angle on this with the stacks fading away into the background, Nice one.
Ginnie Hart: I think they would be a fun thing to "collect," Les! Hmmm. Now that's an idea. smile Thanks.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Jul 2009, 18:25
Love the "bird's eye view" in this, Ginnie. Your special editing really does give this some lovely colours.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Alan. I love these things. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Jul 2009, 18:41
I too like the chimneys, especially in England where as I heard every flat has its own chimney! Yes, I admire your acrobatic skills to photograph them, but I think you are a sportive lady- or did Astrid carry you "Huckepack"/on her shoulders?
Ginnie Hart: HA! Astrid knew I could do it all by myself, so she left me alone to my own devices, Philine. grin It was so fun. Bedankt.
  • david
  • United States
  • 17 Jul 2009, 20:22
a terrific little detail shot...i have to say i've noticed the lack of decent chimneys here (and proper tiled roofs for that matter!!).
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, David. We have much to learn from our forebears! Thanks.
We do have some curious shaped chimneys here. Great shot again Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Someone needs to start "collecting" them, Albert. grin Thanks.
It is like part of a chess set. A super shot.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Michael. Thanks.
  • Rolf
  • Germany
  • 18 Jul 2009, 11:38
Perfect detail, the park is your way,...
Ginnie Hart: Danke, Rolf! smile
  • Andy
  • United States
  • 18 Jul 2009, 15:31
I too thought it was a chess set at first glance! Very cool Chimneys here and nice DOF!
Ginnie Hart: I love the idea of playing chess with these chimneys, Andy. smile Thanks.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 18 Jul 2009, 17:14
a very cute display indeed!
Ginnie Hart: They are so fun to see, Liang. Thanks.
So many of these Mini-Europe photos have been like mini-Rorschachs!

Like others, I first thought "chess set", even though I knew it was part of the mini-Europe series. Some of these should have stork nests on them!
Ginnie Hart: Mini-Rorschachs! Now that's a new way to think of these, Linda! I'll have to contemplate that thought, indeed. And yes, the stork nests would have added to the reality. I like your imagination. smile
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 18 Jul 2009, 23:48
I wonder how I knew these were miniatures before I read your text?

Lovely shot - I'll have to remember to look for some pictures of chimneys for you. I've got a fair few tucked away somewhere or other.
Ginnie Hart: So maybe YOU are the one, Ellie, to do the "collection." That would make such a fun coffee-table art book! Just do it! grin
Wonderful work on frame and composition : Thumbs up !!
Ginnie Hart: As always, Zeb, Merci! smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Jul 2009, 05:01
Mary Poppins territory...nice work, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: One of my favorite movies of all time, Ray. I saw it two days in a row when it first came out when I was in college all those years ago. smile Thanks.
this foto like a chekers...nice imagination Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Like a game of chess, Bram, indeed. It's been so fun to hear others think of that. Thanks.
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 20 Jul 2009, 15:14
You're right... when I think chimneys, I think Mary Poppins, I think England. I guess we'd rather smoke cigs here grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! You'd think WE could be a bit more creative, Mia, right?! smile
  • Marie
  • France
  • 20 Jul 2009, 17:42
très beau graphisme.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Marie. Merci.
nice clean shot, do you use photoshop to get the texture etc, or is it just good lighting.
Ginnie Hart: This was outside, Ryan, so it was just a close-up with my lens. The lighting was already good. I use PS for contrast, light/shadows, sepia, etc., yes. Thanks for stopping by again.

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