i have this thing with …walls

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pastel pink wall

pink wall with ivy growing from the right

i love looking through my past photos and seeing consistent themes. it’s funny how sometimes you don’t fully realise you have a ‘thing’ for something until you see that proof before your eyes. a nice kind of confrontation.

one such thing for me is walls, and i guess more specifically painted bricks. is it the uniformity – or sometimes the lack of? is it that i’m seeing something special in something others would consider mundane? am i just a little crazy?

paint splashes, peeling posters, ghost signage, holes and more. there’s definitely a little magic in walls. what do they encase? who lives or works inside them? what history do these walls contain?

do other people even think about walls this much?

OTHER ‘I HAVE THIS THING WITH…’ POSTS:

i have this thing with… reflections
i have this thing with…peeling posters & surfaces
i have this thing with… shadows
i have this thing with …plants

pink wall with peeling paint

brick wall spray painted pink

orange red wall, penybryn rd

peeling posters on brick wall

‘Life is for each man a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors’ – Eugene O’Neill

signage - strictly private

hovis ghost sign

yellow and black graffiti

green wall and drainpipe

‘Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage’ – Richard Lovelace

retro green tiles

pale blue wall with flowers

blue wall with coloured cladding outside

blue wall with orange graffiti and white head sillhouette

i have this thing with …walls was last modified: November 26th, 2017 by laura redburn
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