Saturday, 11 February 2012

Burnished bannister

The Chard Stairs across Forbes Street, 1925

This is my contribution to the Weekend in Black and White community.

12 comments:

Nellies said...

Beautiful black and white Julie! Have a very nice weekend.

Mary Ann said...

I like this, would love to see it sideways.

Emma Dalloway said...

Wonderfully moody shot of old stairs. Are they part of a building?

Julie said...

Nope, not part of a building, Dalloway. i will see if I can work up a post about them for tomorrow. Double-busy just at the moment, but will try.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The main library at the University of California Berkeley is a beaux arts building with marble staircases. The stairs are now concave, having been burnished (such a lovely word) by thousands of footsteps over the years. Like your handrail, it bears the patina of time and touch.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I like choices of simple things and the way black and white strips back even further. Because my foot is still bad so I can't walk I am thinking of digging into my archives and running a series of B&W Blue Mountains because I have neglected that blog for too long.

Peter said...

evocative, in a Tilly Devine way.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice black and white photo.

Regards and best wishes

TheChieftess said...

I like this very much Julie!!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love this image Julie, just made for B&W.

Dragonstar said...

I wonder how many hands it takes to burnish a handrail like that. Thought-provoking photo.

NixBlog said...

Great B&W shot!