Archive for September, 2010

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Abandoned

September 30, 2010

Actually, I’m not sure if this building is abandoned, but, it looked to me as though it was. I loved the way the sun was bathing it in light from one side creating a great light at the top right and strong darkness at the bottom left. Last day of the month, last black and white photo. 🙂

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The Door

September 29, 2010

In the part of Lviv in which we stayed, a few minutes walk from the grandness of The Citadel Inn there were lots of buildings that looked to be abandoned. It’s quite sad really. Lviv is the cultural capital of Ukraine, yet, the airport consists of a few small rooms. It’s very small and not really built for carrying huge amounts of passengers.  So, when you find out that it is due to host Euro 2012 (football) you should realise that that will result in massive development. A lot of Western companies are finding the skills and costs of Ukraine quite attractive but, over the next few years, as the skills quickly increase, the costs will as well and soon, Ukraine will become a much wealthier nation I believe. Sadly, I fear that the cultural values which I saw on display will start to become eroded. 😦

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Stairs to Nowhere

September 28, 2010

The Citadel Inn has lots of winding staircases. This was my favourite one… lots of lines to follow.

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The Window

September 27, 2010

I’m now back in the UK. I wasn’t sure what to expect from Ukraine, but I figured it’d be cold. I was wrong, it was beautifully warm and sunny. The people were good to us, the food was great, in the place we stayed the service was fantastic and, the only downer.. I never took my SLR. So, this week’s photos are all from Ukraine and all taken with my Canon IXUS 120IS. A black and white week, this week. I stayed in a place in Lviv,  called the Citadel Inn. The place used to be used by the military but has now been converted. At night, it can be a bit creepy but, it’s good for photos. 😀

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Squares

September 24, 2010

Last post of the week, hope you all had a great week and

have a great weekend!

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The Pipe

September 23, 2010

In desperation, I walked around my mum’s house looking for something to photograph with my macro lens. 🙂

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From above

September 22, 2010

I’d been wanting to get a shot of a cola bottle and was trying to work out how to get an interesting shot. This ticks the odd box.