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A Chip Off the Old Block


You could say I collected shutters while on our cruise!
These are in Corfu, Greece.


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


A Chip Off the Old Block


You could say I collected shutters while on our cruise!
These are in Corfu, Greece.


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (24)

  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Dec 2007, 01:53
Glorious decay!
This is a very appealing image. You gotta love the decorative clasps for holding open the shutters of the window on the right.
Really like this one, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Glorious decay! I like that, Ray. Somehow it feels better when it's in Europe, where things stand the test of time! smile Thanks.
  • Shahrooz
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • 22 Dec 2007, 03:03
At least one window is open in Rome, Italy
what about in Corfu, Greece? wink
Ginnie Hart: Good memory, Shahrooz! I'll have to go find an open Corfu window just for you! smile Thanks.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 22 Dec 2007, 04:52
The flaking plaster is wonderful. It adds so much character!
Ginnie Hart: That's what I thought, Martin! smile Thanks.
shutters, I love the hint smile
lovely textures here again, great great shot Ginnie, I should book this cruise too one day!!!
Ginnie Hart: You'd love the cruise, Patrick. It was wonderful in every way. These photos bring it all back to life for me! Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • uitgeslapen in koud Nederland
  • 22 Dec 2007, 05:25
What detail here again Ginnie, the plaster work is gorgeous, it is a pity though that the owner did a bad job keeping his house 'in shape' but well than you wouldn't have been able to show us this crisp shot again, I still love being on your tour, thanks wink
Ginnie Hart: Since I saw so much disrepair in Europe, everywhere we went, it made me wonder if it can last longer than our decay here in the States? If we don't take care of ours immediately, the house will have to be rebuilt! smile Thanks, mijn vriend!
nice capture
i like the contrasting colours and the details
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, KS!
Lovely colour and textures in this crumbling building Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: The two exist so peacefully, Bill, don't they--lovely colors/textures and decay! Thanks.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 22 Dec 2007, 08:01
This old building has aged with grace and dignity. Her cracked frail skin speak of her character.
Ginnie Hart: I like the way you have framed that, Kathryn! Thank you for YOUR charm!
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Dec 2007, 08:13
LOL Ginnie you just had to meet another shutter when on your cruise!!
You must have been missing us alltonguetongue
This decaying old buildilng looks like it needs a bit of TLC.
Love the colours and texture of the flaking paint work and rotting wood.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Tracy, I was missing and thinking of all of you! smile I know a whole bunch of us who would be able to give this lady some TLC! Thank you.
What is the "chance" of that - "shutters". LOL
Ginnie Hart: HA! When there's a will, there's a way, Mary. smile Thanks.

Good to see you back!
Don't we all love the old Italy..?!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, yes, indeed, Wim!!! I fell in love with that country, again!
  • blackdog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Dec 2007, 10:05
Not just the statues are classical ;o) these have a great sense of time and place. Ingrid will love these ;o) - she went through a phase of shutter mania a few year ago (I hope she doesn't have a relapse). Have a good week end ;o)
Ginnie Hart: Tell Ingrid that I'd LOVE to see HER shutters! They are definitely worth collecting! Thank you, kind sir.
Nice composition Ginnie. I like the colour tones and the texture. Quite a restoration job here
Ginnie Hart: I know of several of us on SC who could lend a helping hand. grin Thanks, Richard.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Dec 2007, 10:07
How many families have lived in this building which has seen better times indeed, now an old Lady, still ornated with some nice architectural details, in an old rose, "aged with grace and dignity" (a fine expression, Kathryn!)! I like the closed shutters in Italy or Greece (Wim!) or.., they seem to signalize: my home is my castle, a special look of privacy.
Ginnie Hart: You would know all these things, Philine. That's what I like about you! smile Thanks.
I must admit Ginnie I'm a bit of a shutter fan as well - got a great collection of shots from Austria!
Ginnie Hart: I would love to see YOUR shutters, Bernie. Please! smile
LOL Ginnie! You definitely took your chance on these shutters!! Happy Christmas!
Ginnie Hart: I always take my chances, Abisola. grin Thanks.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Dec 2007, 17:18
From the looks of it this building isn't going to last long. Good thing you captured it's essence on film Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: That's what I thought, Scarlet! Thanks.
Ahhh, windows and shutters. Some of my favorite shots. I love these!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sylvia! I love them, too. smile
  • Roger
  • United States
  • 22 Dec 2007, 17:36
Awesome textures!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Roger! smile
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 22 Dec 2007, 21:46
Lovely capture Ginnie, love that old decayed look.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Aussie. Thanks.
  • Ann
  • Sucé sur Erdre - France
  • 22 Dec 2007, 21:56
What an old house !!! I like the colors ...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ann. I would love to know just how old it is!
  • Ellie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Dec 2007, 22:47
I like the "old and comfy pair of slippers" feel of this picture.

It seems the same in lots of places, but somehow much more appealing than brand new glass and concrete structures.
Ginnie Hart: I so agree, Ellie. It definitely has its charm. Thank you.
Wow! You have realized similarity! This enchants to me!

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This is a beautiful shot ! I don't know why but when I see that my imagination is driven to imagine what is behind...
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Zeb. We're on the same page! smile Thanks.

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