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photoblog image City Contrasts: People of Power vs. Power of People

City Contrasts: People of Power vs. Power of People

Don't even start me talking about politics. :-)

City Contrasts: People of Power vs. Power of People

Don't even start me talking about politics. :-)

comments (13)

Too late--your title is a political statement smile What's the building surrounding the Capitol?
vz-nostalgia: Too late... damn... you're right again, Larry. smile
Surrounding the Capitol... Aha, I see I fooled you. smile The capitol is a reflection in the glass of the National Museum of American Indians, (you can see the interior atrium stairs through the glass). Even though the original architect of the museum Douglas Cardinal was fired by the client during the construction, it is still one of the most interesting buildings on the Mall (if not the most interesting). Highly recommend to visit it, next time you are in Washington D.C.
http://www.nmai.si.edu/index.cfm
  • Richa
  • United States
  • 18 Aug 2009, 02:17
Very thought provoking Viktor! nice shot too..
vz-nostalgia: Could you share with us the thought that this post has provoked, Ms. Richa? smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Aug 2009, 03:02
Nice montage-in-an-image, VZ...too cliched, though, to be a memorable item in your portfolio.

Time to take some risks, Old Man.
vz-nostalgia: smile one man's junk is another man's fortune smile
one man's cliche is another man's thought provoking. smile
I'm too old for risks, Ray. smile and I don't care about my portfolio. smile
  • Richa
  • United States
  • 18 Aug 2009, 05:14
okay it's start with the towering building over the people, or is it the people at the base of the "power"? And then other contrasts as: the unclear figures versus the towering building, the dark silhouettes versus the pristine building. And then you framed the building by the window that has rain-drops (indicating current weather) on its pane: does that signify current econo-political-social situation? And then do those silhouettes on the base represents the unrest? The marking on the window pane: do they represent various international institutions surrounding the power here? And I can go on and on like this..as I said very thought provoking.
vz-nostalgia: All of these are valid and interesting thoughts, Ms. Richa. It's always a pleasure when folks dig deeper into the picture. smile
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Aug 2009, 06:04
I was fooled by the capitol as well Viktor, clever.smile

About power, people and all that jazz, trust me I SHOULDN'T get started smile
vz-nostalgia: Hey SAVO,
The two of us wouldn't say a word about politics, if we had a chance to meet for a shot of whiskey (or two), right? smile
Fooled me, I thought we were looking through a window too.
vz-nostalgia: Oftentimes reality is not what it seems, Nig. smile
We get the politicians we deserve. So we must have been very bad here in the UK in recent years smile
vz-nostalgia: Politics is a big game, and politicians are like kids. Only instead of toys they immaturely play with our money. smile A great German philosopher Kant once said: "It is so convenient to be immature", or something like that. smile
I too was fooled...Clever one VZ.
vz-nostalgia: You are in a pool with good people, Ron. smile
  • Ellie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Aug 2009, 21:42
That's a really unusual view, the title makes it rather thought provoking - which you intended!
vz-nostalgia: "which you intended" I did indeed, Ms. Ellie. Now, we'd like to hear your version of that provoked thought. smile
And I really do agree Patti Smith. People Have The Power. excellent composition Viktor.
vz-nostalgia: Patti Smith?! She stole it from the US constitution, Ms. Flo. smile. At least, she was inspired by it, and it starts like this: "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Aug 2009, 06:08
You've made your point well here Vik
vz-nostalgia: The question is, Chris, "will anyone listen?" smile
  • Anna Abramova
  • United States
  • 21 Aug 2009, 21:04
Viktor, this image brought the thoughts:
In the beginning men creates the legislation frame. In the end the legislation creates the frame for men. The Adobe Photoshop has a magical command for order options “sent the object to front”, and other one “sent the object to back”. And with those options you are free to create any images.
vz-nostalgia: :
AA: In the beginning men creates the legislation frame. In the end the legislation creates the frame for men.
VZ: Sure. Humans beings are social animals. The behavioral rules appeared with the formation of first tribes. No society can exist without a frame of regulation.
AA: The Adobe Photoshop has a magical command for order options “sent the object to front”, and other one “sent the object to back”. And with those options you are free to create any images.
VZ: I'm puzzled with this statement. No images are created in Photoshop. They are created by a photographer using a camera. smile They can be manipulated in photoshop, that's true. smile
  • larawan
  • United States
  • 1 Sep 2009, 03:39
all i know is that there was once a People Power Revolution in the Philippines back in 1986. Yes, it's called "People Power".
vz-nostalgia: You comment is the key to how I know what larawan means. smile
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