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Falling tiles 2

Posted by
Sundra Tanakoh (......., Ukraine) on 7 April 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

So check out these tiles on the side of this building. They are what Americans call INDOOR GRADE tiles. They are slapped on the sides of buildings with cement, but since they do not take the time to seal the seams with grout or at least smooth out the cement to prevent moisture penetration ... well as you can see they are unstable and they fall off. Sometimes people get hit. I make it a point NOT to stand next to a building like this.

See yesterday's shot for a different angle in B&W.

NIKON D300S 1/200 second F/2.2 ISO 200 35 mm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Those would kill you if they fell from the top! Not good!

7 Apr 2011 10:31am

@CElliottUK: Yes, someone in Kiev died last week because some bricks fell off a building. But I like this pattern! I guess it changes one piece at a time everyday or so....

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

excellent image . super cool wall. love texture here

7 Apr 2011 12:57pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow! Interesting. It almost looks like a mosaic. It make a nice pattern even if the tiles are falling off!

7 Apr 2011 1:53pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

It's giant Tetris in real life!

7 Apr 2011 6:04pm

Lydia .Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

It looks nice but not very solid !

7 Apr 2011 8:10pm

@Lydia .Dd: Well, SOLID and CONCRETE are not used in the same sentence in Ukrainian. :-)

Lydia.Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

Sorry , my English is not good enough !

8 Apr 2011 5:37am

@Lydia.Dd: That's ok, it is a joke about construction. Your english is great ! :-)

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Stunning composition! Beautiful image you have here...excellent capture!

9 Apr 2011 12:20am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

greatly captured, interesting photos

11 Apr 2011 1:53pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A wonderful image that is so resplendent with design and patterns! Worth the 'risk' for sure! Great shot Fraucha:)

13 Apr 2011 6:07am

1/200 second
ISO 200
35 mm