Sunday photoblogging: ruined outbuilding

by Chris Bertram on August 22, 2021




Alan White 08.22.21 at 3:52 pm

Very nice capture. Zooming in it looks like the façade used to be pretty fancy. What was its purpose?


JakeB 08.22.21 at 4:45 pm

Gorgeous as always.

I particularly like the contrasts between the implied distance created by age and decay, and the augmentation of that sense of age caused by how the colors of the walls and roof of the building complement the cloud-streaked sky, against the punchiness and bright color of the foregrounded flowers. The building stolidly sits for its portrait while the flowers photobomb.


TheSophist 08.23.21 at 4:43 pm

Completely and utterly off topic: CT got a shout out in the current issue of the New Yorker. In Joshua Rothman’s “Why is it so hard to be rational?” We find “I read a collection of rationality blogs—Marginal Revolution, Farnam Street, Interfluidity, Crooked Timber”. I’m not sure if CT would claim to be a “rationality blog” – in the context of the article, I really don’t think it fits, but hey…


thedeadcanary 08.25.21 at 1:44 pm

Pezenas! (imagine it said in Jerry Seinfeld voice when he sees Newman). That little town was on the east-west coastal route in southern France in the early ’70s. In order to force the government to fund a bypass, they installed a traffic light that slowed things to a crawl, took forever to get through. That little structure in the photo probably died while waiting for the light to turn green.
ps, they finally got their bypass

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