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Friday, 26 August 2011

The Weekend in Black and White


Here be Dragons!

I found this old window on the side of The Milestone Hotel in London.

They look rather like sea serpents, but they do have small wings.
I love the way their tails entwine.


They look very fierce!

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29 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Wonderful image!

Carver said...

What a great window. They do look very fierce in the detail.

John said...

I like the too shot with the period street-light alongside it.

Dimple said...

I agree about the tails and the fierceness! I wonder what that braid would look like in hair...and if I could do it on my own hair! Hmmm...

YTSL said...

Amazing that those are to be found at a hotel since they don't look all that welcoming! :D

Francisca said...

These dragons/winged serpents really don't look very friendly, but what a unique window sculpture. I agree, the entwining tails are fascinating. I really like the drama and detail of the close-up.

jams o donnell said...

Nice shots Dragonstar!

Tina said...

Great shots :) Thanks for hosting BW!

Twiggy said...

Nice window and nice dragons!

NatureFootstep said...

nice piece of art. Glad you noticed it. Thee are many details on that window. :)

Mildred said...

Great capture! Very nice little dragons in B&W!
Thanks for sharing;o)

¤ Have a nice and happy weekend ¤

ps: Mildred and Cildemer are the same person;o)

raf said...

Seems most architectural detail not only invites black and white photography, but demands it for best results. Well done, Dragonstar!

James said...

The serpents are amazing! I'll be in London in a few months and I'll keep my eyes open for this!

awarewriter said...

Of course they are dragons. Might it be why you were drawn to the image? Lovely details and an excellent B&W rendering.

On of these weekends I might help out but not this time. My wife and I celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary on Sept. 11.

Woody said...

Modern architecture lacks this character, there are subtle details everywhere in these images.

lina@home sweet home said...

Love seeing the dragons in close up!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Not often do you find sea serpents upended on two out of four legs! Very impressive! Grand in monochrome!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice black and white photos with interesting details.

Regards!

veredit said...

so beautiful views .. very good eye !!


nice weekend to you and yours,

cordially - isabella

aileni said...

The close-up is particularly good.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Gosh, what a strange and interesting window!

LauraX said...

their tails are my favorite part too...great photos!

Tommy Andre Nekkoy said...

Nice shots!

Dragonstar, I would love to make the selection for the weekend of September 9th to 12th. You can count me in as a volunteer

Ms. Becky said...

the detail here is very beautiful. splendid shots.

magiceye said...

beautiful!

Birgitta said...

Such great details! Wonderful images!

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos, really fantastic, such as snakes, dragons

Rekha said...

The Loch monster or dragons maybe...I love the first one....beautiful shot of a nice little architecture.

Phyllis said...

wow - they do look fierce close up. The window is so very ornate. Do you know if the building was always a hotel, or maybe something more exotic in the past?