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The Broken Window

December 14, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Broken Window

Keeping with the theme of abandoned buildings, I took this shot in a derelict school just up the road from where I live – Petone College. It is a real shame that the school is no longer used, particularly as it is in an otherwise nice neighbourhood.  The college has been empty since 2002, as a result of falling student numbers, but its fate is uncertain because of disputes over land ownership …

What caught my attention was the single window out of alignment with all the others.  It was very high up on the side of one of the buildings, and as I didn’t have a ladder handy!, I transformed the image to remove the perspective.

  1. December 15, 2011 at 4:18 am

    Great pic!

  2. December 15, 2011 at 4:55 am


  3. December 15, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Great shot! I keep meaning to go back and shoot some more

  4. December 15, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Thank you all for your lovely comments.

  5. December 19, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    I love this shot – brilliant!

  6. December 20, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Each window pane looks like a painting. All together it’s like a stained glass composition. Lovely.

  7. knudsens
    January 3, 2012 at 5:30 am

    I love it!

  8. November 8, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I like the “mad geometry” here, but what I find stunning is the color!

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