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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Monochrome Weekend: The Old Shark Bar

This was photographed at Ushaka Marine World in Durban, South Africa.  
  The picture was taken on a recreated "cargo ship wreck" - the bottom part houses a massive state of the art aquarium, and the other "floors" house various restaurants and bars/ old style pubs, all setup according to the time in which the ship would have technically been shipwrecked, hence the olde worlde details.
I managed to snap quite a few photos, of which this is one - part of the entrance to "The Shark Bar" (note the lights inside).


All rights reserved:  Copyright 2010 Gena D Images for thinking aloud

27 comments:

Dimple said...

I like this, it works very well in monochrome. I think it has a more old time feel that way.
Thanks for visiting!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Perfect in monochrome. This sounds like a very neat and interesting place to visit.

Ed said...

Very cool shot, I too like the way the B&W sets the mood..:-)

Kilauea Poetry said...

What a find..a lot of detail here as well- like the lights.. excellent choice-

Marie said...

Thank you very much for commenting on my blog, Gena. Are you from Durban? I have been twice to SA but have not visited Durban.

Your photos are very beautiful. Your son is very handsome!

Have a great weekend.

Aileni said...

Sounds interesting.

wenn said...

lovely monochrome!

Titania said...

This way the old boat and its history is used and preserved.
I enjoyed your other blog posts as well.

RuneE said...

A picture like that can only be taken in monochrome!

Gena D said...

Hello Marie,
I am from Johannesburg, but whenever I travel (or even a day trip) I take pictures, so you get a huge variety when I post - hehe! hope to see you back soon!
Gena @ thinking aloud

Spiderdama said...

Very nice monochrome;-)
Wish you a nice day!

Bengbeng said...

the sign would entice me to enter the bar. grat b/w shot

John said...

The square format works well for this; made me think of the Tugboat restaurant at Swakopmund, Namibia.

Lene said...

I love it! And I would pay a lot to get that sign - sooooo coooool :)

Carver said...

That looks like an interesting place and I like the shot.

Carol said...

Great monochrome shot. Also like your sky reflections and an afternoon snooze.

awarewriter said...

Great one for monochrome. Good composition and tonality. Evokes images of old and "salty."

Tulsa Gentleman said...

I linked to your blog from Monochrome Weekend when I left my own post there. After spending some time scrolling through some of your posts I think I will visit you often. I confess that I know very little about your country and am very curious. I would love to visit the game lodge with its circular seating and spikey fence. I like the photo of your son and his dog. My wife and I have a bull terrier who likes to share our bed.

I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA which has its own history, in some ways similar to SA, in some ways very different. I invite you to visit. Tulsa Gentleman

zemphoto said...

Nice contrast. And, the shark sign does have an "olde" appearance.

Mona Sweden said...

Only sharks allowed in this bar! Great monochrome shot.

Chie Wilks said...

wow..awesome shot and interesting name of the bar....i would surely dare to get in...

mine is here, hope u can visit

SquirrelQueen said...

I really like this photo, what an interesting place to visit.
The Road to Here

Gunsside - Norway said...

This photo is perfect in monochrome, looks like an interesting place to visit ;)

Bonnie Bonsai said...

It's unique and very clear for the monochrome without losing its detail. Thanks Gena.

Kitty said...

I love all the details you've captured - the grain of the wood, and the lamps and flags inside.

Firefly said...

We had our Eastern Cape party on this ship during Tourism Indaba last year.

Gena D said...

A few comments back:
Hi Bill (Tulsa Gentleman), thanks for your lovely email I read it on the weekend, but haven't had time to respond ... glad you enjoy the blog .. hope I can keep inspiring you to come out one day!

Hi John, don't know the Tugboat restaurant... but at least now I know about it - still need to to Namibia!!!
Did you travel there or live?

Mona Sweden - Hahaha had to laugh at your comment ...... I guess people at their own risk!?

Firefly : Nice ..... it is a lovely ship as they''ve done it up soo well!

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