Back door

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 4 January 2020 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Sometimes the backs of buildings are more interesting than the fronts. This one shows a bit of deterioration (note the loose bricks), some signs of renovation without care of what it looks like (the old doors and windows replaced with non-matching brick) and some signs of cut-rate modernization (the loose wires and various junction boxes). Of course, the front of this row of buildings were not particularly well-kept either.

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Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

So many nice old details, textures and all in a wonderful toning. Definitly a good idea with this backdoor. I like this a lot, Harry.

4 Jan 2020 5:51am

By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

Always beautiful textures, colors and wall of bricks

4 Jan 2020 6:02am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Slightly melancholic view

4 Jan 2020 6:31am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

I like hidden sides !

4 Jan 2020 6:48am

ryse from bordeaux, France

Voilà une image pleine de charme, le charme de l'ancien, du temps passé.... j'adore la plante qui grimpe le long de la gouttière comme pour prouver que le lieu vit encore !
Bonne journée Harry

4 Jan 2020 8:15am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb framing with many details .

4 Jan 2020 8:34am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I don't wan to live in this house, but I really want to take pictures of this house !!
Careless renovation adds some charm.

4 Jan 2020 8:43am

Arco-Íris from Leiria, Portugal

Fantastic colors and textures.

4 Jan 2020 10:15am

Devi from Chennai, India

an interesting shot though..Yes..the utter neglect to aesthetic presentation can be noticed..But then, that's the reality !

4 Jan 2020 3:30pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like how you have brought out the variety of textures

4 Jan 2020 4:22pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel rendu ocre sur la façade cette prote de vieux bous ce tuyau rond allongé superbe
Belle soirée

4 Jan 2020 5:33pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, colors & textures!

4 Jan 2020 7:43pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Your observation of the back of this building fits the picture and makes it more interesting.

4 Jan 2020 8:12pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting brickwork and repairs.

5 Jan 2020 4:02am

Rose from United States

I bet it was a beauty in its finer days!

5 Jan 2020 4:57pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

That all looks to have seen some changes in its time . .

6 Jan 2020 7:20am

@Ronnie 2¢: proof that is cheaper to renovate when you don't bother with esthetics

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

it certainly has character

7 Jan 2020 1:05am