.

.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday Photo Shoot Out: Wrought Iron

This week's FSO theme is Wrought Iron, chosen by Jarie-Lyn. I was meaning to get out and take some nice photos of the iron balconies and gates that decorate so many of the older buildings around town, but the bitter cold (a relative term, but for me it was just too cold) meant I just stayed in.
From the archives, we have a nice door on an apartment building in Clermont, currently decorated with Flat Hannah.

From my junkyard series there's this pile of springs
and a pile of bolts.
And lastly there are a couple of gates from a park in Paris, where my brother and I were tracking down a legendary Master lock left there decades ago. Story here! We're pretty sure this is the right one,

though there are plenty of abandoned locks on gates and fences all over the country. When they repaint, they go around the lock instead of removing it.
That's all for this time. For other Shootouts, click here!
.

17 comments:

Ann said...

Are you making lots of springy shoes and start a trend of kids going boing boing boing. You could become very rich.

Bagman and Butler said...

Wonderful shot! Are you sure that the pattern photos are really nuts and springs or are they actually electron microscope blow-ups of one of your magical DNA research projects? I always thought there must be a genetic reason why sometimes I have a spring in my step for no good reason and other times I just feel screwed.

Queenmothermamaw said...

That B&B he makes you laugh wherever you find them. You have a good assortment of photos for this theme. Great job.
QMM

Barry said...

The wrought iron in the apartment door was spectacular. And I loved the closeup of all those springs making such interesting patterns.

Who needs to brave the cold when you have such interesting archives?

GingerV said...

you live in the land of beautiful iron work. I don't know if it a thing of the past there (if the new buildings still use decrative iron work) like it seems to be in the USA - now porches and stairs seem to have fabricated alluminum that is supposed to look like iron but doesn't.

Rebecca said...

Interesting about the locks. And spring and bolts added to the mix! Fun.

shabby girl said...

I love the door and gates! So funny that they just go around the old locks to paint.
Stay warm!

Kerry said...

Well, locks are SUCH a pain to remove. Much worse than, say, taking the switch plates off a wall before painting.
Great photos!

Sarah said...

Oh my I love your take on this subject...I do so love the old stuff..wonderful shootout hon!! I loved the coils!! Hugs, Sarah

SOL said...

Love all your archive shots.

Jama said...

I just love the intricate designs on the security gate in the second photo!

Captain Dumbass said...

I love the iron work in France.

Chef E said...

Oh how clever you are finding the iron objects to shoot!

You right, so many people are lazy and paint around stuff, and it will show after time!

Doreen said...

nice shots! I like the springs and bolts. love the shot of you taking the pic of the door.

Reya Mellicker said...

Of course I love the scrap, but that door, the first one in the series of gates, etc. Wow! It's so beautiful.

steven said...

nanu i love that door!! steven

GingerV said...

Your 'lock on gate' photo has received a nomination for this weeks photos of the week list.