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Projekt 52 week 25: Ramshackle, scruffy

The topic of week 25 in Sari’s photo Projekt 52:

Ramshackle, scruffy

This time, I admit it, a photo from May – the assumption that there would be a topic like this in Projekt 52 played a role in the making of this photo, of course. Well, I could go out and shoot the same object again, but what for? ;)

25: Ramshackle

Week 25: Ramshackle

A wall that has seen better times…

I modified color saturation and contrast “a little”, as you can imagine…

Projekt 52 week 4: Contemporary witness

Projekt 52 The topic for week 4 for Sari’s Projekt 52 (German):

Contemporary witness (expressly not necessarily a person).

Easy for me to find a motif, just get on my balcony and I had my constructural contemporary witness:

04: Contemporary witness

Week 4: Contemporary witness

The old Ilmgau department store in Pfaffenhofen/Ilm – opened 1977, closed 2005 with 7-digit debts. To the left an old cinema, at last the beverage department of the store. Since recently, after several failed attempts to sale/auction it, it has new owners – cinema and a small stockroom (not on the photo) will be knocked down, the rest will house offices, and probably a shop on the ground floor.

I’ve only seen the last two years, and then it was mainly a supermarket with remains from general wares. Old furniture and installations, broken heating in the last winter, range of products growing sparser and sparser, probably the region’s highest share of food beyond its eat-by date – and ever fewer customers. Which turns into a vicious circle, of course…

…so, a contemporary witness of former store ages that couldn’t keep up with the times…

Of course I modified the colors a little…