Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Industrial Disease

Industrial Disease is what Carmi has named this week's Thematic Photographic topic.

Maybe the biggest factor in industrial dis-ease is the car

Auckland Harbour

Some people think graffiti is an eyesore

Barcelona

Hydro-electric power stations don't improve the beauty of the landscape

Clyde Dam, Clutha River

Near where I live, the old gold miners left a lot of industrial rubbish lying around.
One person's industrial disease is another's tourist attraction...



10 comments:

  1. Well chosen. I can't say I like any of them, but I think that may be your point.

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    1. Thanks Lisa. Yes, these make me uneasy.

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  2. Uneasy all, and queasy a little too. We really are a breed of despoilers. So often. Some of us make beauty too, but I sometimes worry that the creators are outnumbered by the destroyers.
    You have illustrated this theme far too well.

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  3. Great selection of industrial pictures. The last two pictures look like they've been around for a while.

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  4. Interesting shots that make you think. I don't like grafitti that is just a lot of squiggles or is just disfigurement of walls and buildings. Electric power plants can blend in if care is taken to restore the environment. Pylons are usually a visual 'impairment' however.

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  5. They are indeed quite a lovely grouping of worthy subjects for this week's theme.I am a fan of the water ...it's funny how the pretty little simple things in life can stand out above all the rest! Nice post!

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  6. The old gold mining stuff looks interesting.

    Good pics!
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  7. Both the dam and the gold mining tools use water...but on very different scales.
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  8. The hydro-electric shot has beauty in its enormity - it took me a while to realise that the orange specks were MEN!

    But rusting machinery is a real spoiler of anywhere.

    Thanks for those shots, Alexia

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  9. i think you've chosen a few great industrial dis-ease examples!

    me...i've always liked the street art...graffiti...well, as long as the art is on a bare wall...and not de-facing someone else's art. you know?

    i also always like to look at the OLD rusty remnants of STUFF left behind...

    OH and by the way...i like your header...freedom!!

    have a merry & happy...everything...every day!

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