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Looking through [Dec. 7th, 2010|08:56 am]
The Image Collector

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I'm sure I'm not unique in this, but I love looking out through old windows. When I see an abandoned house, my instinct is to go inside and look out, to see the view that the previous inhabitants saw. With photography, a window or opening has the added quality of providing a frame for the image as well as enhancing the feel of depth and dimension. So I take a lot of images like the ones above and below. They are all from my second day in Jordan, when I toured the "castles" in the eastern desert, towards Iraq. None were actually castles, forts and baths, really, but for some reason the tours describe them as such.

The first photo is from Qasr Al Kharaneh, an 8th century Hmmayad fort.

This one is from Qasr Al Asraq, originally built by the Romans and later rebuilt by the Arabs during the Crusades and used by Lawrence of Arabia.


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And finally, a look through the painstakingly reconstructed arches of the Umayyad Palace of Hallabat, still under restoration by the Spanish Department of Antiquities.


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[User Picture]From: shoo
2010-12-08 12:43 am (UTC)
very cool...I love the "looking through Windows" pics...I remember the monk one you took a few years ago....
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[User Picture]From: farbel
2010-12-08 03:03 am (UTC)
Angkor Wat, my first photo trip.

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[User Picture]From: shoo
2010-12-08 04:26 am (UTC)
:oD I fucking LOVE this pic!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: low_delta
2010-12-08 02:58 am (UTC)
When I was in Spain, the time I felt the most connected to those who went before me, was when I stood on the castle wall, and imagined what those people saw and felt when the stood there.

http://pics.livejournal.com/low_delta/pic/00184478
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[User Picture]From: farbel
2010-12-08 03:01 am (UTC)
exactly!
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[User Picture]From: serendipity
2010-12-08 06:51 am (UTC)
resists.urge.to.iconize.

i'm thoroughly enjoying your recent pics and thoughts.
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