Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Monochrome Monday on Wednesday







Fire alarm box, Cross Bay Blvd, Queens, N.Y.

theteach

15 comments:

shoshana said...

this is beautiful! I have my first MM post too.

Dianne said...

I didn't realize what it was at first. The mono effect makes it look like part of an old statue.

Linda said...

I'm with Dianne, I wasn't at all sure what it was at first and thought that maybe it was part of a monument in a cemetery!

carver said...

I like the way you angled that. Very nice mono shot.

spiCes said...

hi mary!
just want to say it's only now that i learned you are in NY...are you in Queens? i used to live there until we moved less than a year ago:(miss it though we went on a road trip just last weekend:)

magiceye said...

looks beautiful

Terry said...

Dear Teach Mary T
I have always loved black and white pictures.
Mom and Dad Golden's browny camera, I think that was all I took!
The colour ones from back then used to fade.
I agree with Carver. I really like the angle of this!.
Those trees with the fancy delicate leaves are nice too!
Love Terry

Mary T, is that graffiti on the nice old fire box? Too bad someone wouldn't clean it off!
I mean that box has a lot of history and character behind it.
It deserves respect!

Aileni said...

Could be an OddShot also in mono... it's a tilted world. Everything tilted here this morning. I find the Linkys have all gone so I am somewhat at a loss. Have to think about this.

Patti said...

That is such an ornate fire alarm box. I never would have known what it was.

Interesting shot.

maryt/theteach said...

Yes guys, we have a lot of fireboxes like this in Queens, NY. Yes it is a shame this kind of graffiti is all over it. I'm generally in favor of good, artistic graffiti! Thanks one and all for commenting!

Suzie said...

Cool shot I love angle

Debbie said...

I love it! I like the composition of the whole thing.

Bond said...

Love those old boxes...so classic

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very creative presentation, Mary. I like it.

Jan said...

Great photo. You made the mundane appear mysterious. I had no idea what it was.