Steel monuments in Holland Park, London.
There are places where everyone can touch clean steel architecture or as I prefer to say, metal art. Strictly saying, things which are as big as you can’t put them into your backyard, unless your girlfriend or wife won’t start to screaming. Fortunately those arts aren’t hidden in the galleries only, but are easily accessible.
This kind of architecture thankfully can surround you if you want and the only what left, is to get rid of it. Colours of this elements can vary depending on the material those have been built of. I like these colours which reminds me my old friend – the baryte paper. Recently I have rebuilt my own darkroom with my great Durst Laborator L900 and with my girlfriend Marlena we’ll spend there hours trying to achieve at least part of this what Ansel Adams did!
… One of them reminds me old type of gramophones which are not visible these days. Would be great to listen their “music” somehow but of course that’s not possible at all. I recommend to purchase even old gramophone and some old vinyls (old only!) and immerse into sounds working with your own pictures. Glass of Porto wine strongly recommended, though.
Those elements are so heavy… Such elements in real live, were used in heavy industry for years. At present they’ve got their second life enjoying us. Steel in its nature is always cold in touch so in warm days as we’re recently experiencing here, is a good option.
Some of them were in use in big vessels through the world for years. They’ve got their stories which unfortunately can’t tell us. That’s a shame but there a space for our imagination.
That’s interesting where this piece of metal was for last 30 years….