Wednesday, March 24, 2010

ABC Wednesday 'J' is for 'Jagged'

While walking in Zemun (ZAY-moon), a nearby municipality of Belgrade, I came upon this old door with several glass panes. Actually, there had been several glass panes, but the others were completely gone, and all that remained of this one was some jagged, very old glass. I liked shapes and textures, so I took a photo for you to see, too.

Today is also the 11th anniversary of the NATO bombing of Serbia, which I showed you last year. Many windows were shattered at that time.

See other J's on ABC WEDNESDAY.

24 comments:

Mara said...

It doesn't even look like glass anymore. Great shot!

Sylvia K said...

Sad, but a marvelous capture! I love the carving on the frame, too! Great post for the J day! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Olivier said...

cela donne l'impression d'une photo d'une montagne en 3d

Life with Kaishon said...

What a lovely image! Wow.

photowannabe said...

Even the difficult and jagged and ugly can be beautiful through the lens of an accomplished photographer like you.
I hope that part of your history doesn't repeat itself ever.

Stan Ski said...

Broken glass can hold a lot of history.

Jacob said...

Excellent photo...but it doth look a bit dangerous!

Chuck Pefley said...

Bibi, is it possible this is left over from 11 years ago?

Luis Gomez said...

What a great shot. Excellent!

Alexa said...

I just love what photowannabe said! This is beautifully composed and beautifully expressed, Bibi.

Louis la Vache said...

Fits the meme perfectly!

«Louis», like several of the others, wonders if this is left over from 11 years ago.

Marcee said...

It looks fantastic...

J is for jewelry...

Bibi said...

Paul/Louis,



Hi! You both wanted to know if it is possible that this is a window that had been blown out 11 years ago. I kind of doubt it, since nothing nearby was hit. Zemun was only hit, I believe, in one place. Most likely, this pane and the others are the result of door-banging, no replacement.



Buildings here were, and to some extent still are, buildings that belong to the state, with individual apartment owners (it's a long story...), so that means that few people are inspired to take care of something that does not on paper belong to them. 'Let the owner do it,' say they.



But it made a lovely photograph!

Greyscale Territory said...

The jagged glass invites a closer depth at the deeper scene inside! Intriguing perspective!

B SQUARED said...

It's hard to find people to replace glass these days.

Gibepregiba said...

I have such a vivid memories about 1999, I will have same interesting stories like my grandma had about WWII. :)

I wasn't afraid back then, I was teen. Just one time, when earthquake stroked during the night. Yes, we had bombing and earthquake that spring. I didn't know if I have night mare, if they are bombing my room, or maybe aliens attacked us. Anger and sadness came during the years, especially now when I am a mother, about lost of children lives.

Anyway this is lovely picture and it really reflects Belgrade , there is even graffiti.

Gattina said...

it's sad, but the picture is very artistic and creative !
Gattina from ABC team

snapperoni said...

A very cool post for the letter J!

It's an interesting photo! Definitely an art. Makes me wonder if there's a story behind this photo.

Daryl said...

This one also looks to be 'tagged' by a graffiti-er

Nice shot ...

XAPT said...

Great connection between the letter J, yet another beautiful picture and poignent reminder of the anniversary today-

Steffe said...

Nice. I'd still be there shooting!

Roger Owen Green said...

Don't know why, but broken glass always makes me feel the cuts in my hands and/or feet, even the ones that aren't there.

Light and Voices said...

Fantastic image!
Joyce, IL, U.S.A.

Juliette said...

Wonderful shot!!!