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Monday, September 20, 2010

Unexpected Finds

This past Saturday, I attended one of the Parktown Heritage Trust Walks - this time of
the old Johannesburg General Hospital precinct.   It was sad to see decay and run
down buildings, but at the same time, amazing to see what great work is being done
 to restore most of them.   Photographically this was a truly an exciting time - the
 contrasts, the details and the unexpected were around every corner.....
So the image above is part of the Johannesburg Hospital building with wild flowers
 growing around it and just for a Blue Monday, offset against a gorgeous blue sky.

These two images are close ups of the the wild flowers and of a dried seed head
- growing abundantly amidst apparent chaos and decay. 

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Copyright 2010 Gena D Images for thinking aloud

16 comments:

Pie said...

Nice photos.

Cheers!

My Blue Monday.

Jenn said...

Those little white flowers look amazing! Very pretty capture!

My Today's Flowers Post

Have a great week ahead!

Marie said...

Gorgeous pics my friend. Please have a nice monday.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful photos, love the flower! Happy Blue Monday!

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

very interesting flowers, what is the last pod one?

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Fantastic....the seed pot looks like a milkweed...is it?

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Have a super Monday!!!

Ann said...

I love old buildings and sites. As a matter of fact, I went to school to learn how to preserve them.
Glad that some are being brought back to life!
Not a cloud in that sky!!! Beautiful!!
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

dibear said...

The bottom macro shot looks like a milkweed pod. Nice shot. :)

Maaike said...

great macro's

SmilingSally said...

Good work, Gena.

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Bunch of Barrons said...

Love that shot of the flower...pretty!

Kala said...

Lovely depth of field in the flower shot!

Donnie said...

Your photo's are so lovely.

~The South Dakota Cowgirl~ said...

Beautiful!

Briarside Lane said...

very nice photos... Karen

lisaschaos said...

Places like that do offer great photography choices! Love your finds!!

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