Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by olli, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. olli

    olli TalkEmount Veteran

    Aug 16, 2011
    Washington DC
    I spent a few hours last night going through my LR catalogue doing a bit of tidying up and along the way came across a few old favourites I had forgotten about. I can't remember if I posted any of them here before but I know some of them were posted on SC, so apologies if you've seen them before but I thought I'd give them a run out. All were taken with the NEX-5 and 18-55.

    First up, three stallholders at Didube market in Tbilisi:

    The Millennium Bridge in London:

    The inside of the Hamburger Bahnhof museum in Berlin:

    The outside of the Brandhorst museum in Munich:

  2. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    Excellent shots!
  3. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    love them ;)
  4. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Man! You do get around, olli! Love them all, and that last one is surreal.
  5. Nubster

    Nubster TalkEmount Veteran

    Jan 5, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Last one made my head spin...lol...very cool shot though...but I think I got a touch of vertigo.
  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Last 3 are simply excellent :thumbup:
  7. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 15, 2012
    These are cool olli

    When I first looked at this one I thought the file was corrupted.
  8. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    The last shot shows the moire from the AA filterless Fuji sensors in practice.

  9. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Jan 13, 2013
    Ottawa Canada
    All are very unique, nice series. You're quite the traveller.
  10. jarvan

    jarvan TalkEmount Regular

    Jan 27, 2013
    Very nice series.
  11. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Glad you added them.
  12. PhotoRob

    PhotoRob TalkEmount Regular

    Feb 24, 2013
    Really like this set, particularly the bridge; very creative view...:)
  13. olli

    olli TalkEmount Veteran

    Aug 16, 2011
    Washington DC
    Thanks all. The last one is the Brandhorst Museum. It's been very controversial in Munich. It was completed and opened while we were living there. It was built by the state of Bavaria to house the collection of a wealthy German couple who are the heirs of the Henkel trust which was established by Henkel AG - in other words, serious money. After his wife's death Udo Brandhorst donated their collection to Bavaria on condition that the state build a dedicated space for it.

    It was hugely controversial at the time. The city already has an excellent public museum of modern art, the Pinakothek der Moderne, and there were concerns that money that should have been going to the Pinakothek was being diverted to fund the Brandhorst. There was also the small matter of the EUR120 million endowment which gives the Brandhorst much greater buying power than the Pinakothek. And, of course, the building itself, caused some controversy. The entire building is clad in these square multi-coloured tubes. This is how the facade is described on the museum website:

    Since the Brandhorst stands right beside the Pinakothek der Moderne the contrast between this and the stark and austere lines of the latter is striking. Initially I was sympathetic to the critics but over time I came to appreciate the museum - even though it's a pig to photograph:)

    Here's another one of the Brandhorst and a couple of the sharply contrasting Pinakothek der Moderne. In the second image you can see a little bit of the edge of the Brandhorst on the left: