Tuesday, March 23, 2010

"There were places that would never be destroyed"



"There were places that would never be destroyed" - Alone by Yiyun Li

10 comments:

Serge Cornillet said...

Incredible doors to put ads on it, I'd like to know where is it.
Thanks for your comment my friend.
Serge

Julie said...

The impact is made not so much by the ads on the wall, as by the ads that have been already removed from the wall. A great find this ...

Sean said...

Hi Martina!!!!

Welcome back from your leave. Although I have not commented I have now resorted to becoming a mere "lurker", sneaking around blogs, eyeing the work, slinking back off into the shadows with an idea, a thought and a slight impact on me which who knows what effect it has in the long run.....:)

Yeah, the pic is nice, but the subject matter is also a little irritating. I have become a little cynical on stuff and hence the fact that I have embraced graffitti and trash - to an extent... I guess this is a nice old barn which has now become a reflection of our next quick fix - advertising and the traces of advertising past.... the only thing is that they cant be bothered to have respect for where they are placing it and remove the traces of the old advertising.... hmmmmmmm... you know what I mean huh?

Keep posting, if comes up in my feeder and my curiosity gets me daily... I will lurk and then when you least expect it, slap on a comment which is both too long and too verbose!

PS: Photograph works!

Sean said...

... and what is more....

I see that the last couple have been from Switzerland... where did you invade? :) I have heard about your people here :::)))

Joan Elizabeth said...

I initially thought it has been sprayed with bullet holes .. but of course not in your civilised part of the world.

JMV said...

Strange and delicious posts...
:)

AB said...

An ancient door. It must have seen quite a few posters in its time

Martina said...

Serge, Sean, this is in Laax, Graubünden in Switzerland. Even nowadays it is part of a large ski resort the village itself has wonderful old houses and buildings. The village was first mentioned in 1290. One distinctive feature of architecture is the technique of sgraffito, some photos to come, ;-).

Julie, yes, definitely. I was more impressed by the remains then by the actual ads - did some close ups of the hundreds and hundreds of staples, not sure the photos will work on the blog. And what quote to accompany staples??

Sean, *g* - yes that is what I thought: Sean is lurking somewhere (you can't imagine how often I talk to you in my head when taking photos of graffiti and the like). Puh, this barn. On the other wall there was a large press board - I guess this was originally intended to hold the ads, but nobody uses it. And this press board was really really ugly, disturbed me much more than the stapled ads. I am wondering what this barn will look like in 50 years ... . Hey, and it's very nice to see you are still there!!

Joan Elizabeth, what a thought! But --- this is Switzerland, they have some really strange (to Germans) military tradition: "Weapons are considered personal equipment of the soldier, who is responsible for their well-functioning and must keep them at home until the end of the military service" (wikipedia - since they have some problems with their infrastructure I will not link). After that the weapon(s) may stay in the possession of the former soldier. But there are many shooting ranges in Switzerland so no need to shoot at an old barn, ;-).

JMV, thank you.

AB, I think I don't know this "stapled-posters" tradition from anywhere else.

Sean said...

I have been to Laax... very nice place!

Sorry if I am your "little voice" when you are taking Graffitti shots - makes me think that I need to re-think my entire strategy... I need to talk more:)!

Martina said...

Sean, most of the time I say: "Look Sean how wonderful this is - what would have been an ugly autobahn bridge is a colourful piece of art now that makes me smile."

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