Sunday, January 19, 2014

Rustic Details (FMTSO + MosaicMonday)

2014-01-11 rustic

Ooops. I forgot to post for FMTSO back on Friday, in spite of having thought ahead for once. I took these shots last weekend, with the theme for this one in mind!

It’s one of the footbridges over the river in my town, and the sign on the railing says it was built in 1900 by a local engineering workshop.

I’ve usually been posting for Friday My Town from my DawnTreader’s Picture Book blog; but as this winter season so far has been uninspiring from photographic point of view, I’ve decided to let the Picture Book go into hibernation for a while. I might wake it up again when spring starts bringing a bit more colour back into the world. (I’ll let you know when I do!) For now, I think it’s enough for me to keep up this one!

Linking (“at the last minute”) to FMTSO: Rustic Details

- and also to Mosaic Monday

19 comments:

  1. the fit rustic detail to the T... i like the middle one as my favorite. hope the weather brings you a few picture book days soon

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  2. Like the angles you used for these shots. It gives them a dynamic feel. Very rustic, too.

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  3. I remember when most public bridges and benches were painted that colour of green. I wonder when people stopped doing it.

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  4. Love the footbridge and the details..a wonderful section of town. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

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  5. Wonderful shots of foot bridge. You have captured the details beautifully.

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  6. Wonderful composition and detail. Love the middle image.

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  7. What a neat looking bridge and you took neat photos...very creative!

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  8. I am confused now. I would have thought what your pictures show are rusty details, not rustic ones. But maybe I am thinking too "German" there, where rustikal and rostig are two completely different things.

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    1. I can see why you get confused, Meike, not taking part in the FMTSO meme yourself. The full promt for the theme read: "Rustic (old or ancient) Details - What is really old in your town? Share with us details that show the history of your place. Don’t get stuck on the word rustic, which usually relates to country or countryside; but what do you have to show that is historical, ..." - In Swedish, for me, the word 'rustik' also has a secondary meaning of old(ish), solid, stable, heavy, coarse. Not necessarily rusty. So when I took these photos, I wasn't really looking primarily for something rusty, but it was the design of the railing and the sign clearly dating it to the year 1900 that drew my attention, rather than the rust.

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    2. Thank you for explaining, Monica, now I can see past the "rust" :-)

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  9. I, too, like the bridge that seems to lead us to a very welcoming village! Nice pictures!!

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  10. A wonderful contribution to the theme.

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  11. This is such a great mosaic Dawn.
    I love that green and the strong engineering lines - very rustic.

    I'm visiting from Mosaic Monday.
    Shane

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  12. I like the chain shot. The detail on the post is wonderful.

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  13. Good shots - the first one captured my interest the most though, as I love to look at the architecture. Your town must be very pretty.

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  14. Picturesque! Thx for sharing- visiting from dear little red house :)

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  15. You are so right DT there are several meanings of the word rustic. We have so brand new shops and restaurants that are "rustic" in style. Love your shots.

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  16. Really admire this kind of photography where you zero in on the commonplace details and find both beauty and utility. Love your country and hope to see sometime in the winter--have visited in the summer in 2011. Oh, also am wild about your crime fiction writers.

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  17. My first thought was exactly the same as Jenny's: "public green". I wonder why that colour was chosen.

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