Wednesday, November 27, 2013

It's All About Craftsmanship




When in the park the other day this iron gate-hinge 
caught my attention.


Probably the rust was what did it for me.....I love this colour/texture.


Then I got to thinking about the age of this ironwork and gate pillar.


I think it is probably about 150 years old and made by the British
when they were manning this fortress back in the mid 1800's.


I think there is lesson here, namely, one has to look far and wide for quality work today.
I don't imagine most things purchased today would have the 'shelf-life' of this hinge.



17 comments:

  1. Hi Y'all!

    You have the best eye!

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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    1. My other one ain't bad either!! lol
      Thanks Hawk!

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  2. Beautiful shades, Jim. I love photographing old and rusty objects. And it's true; it's hard to find true quality work these days. As my husband says, everything these days is 'throwaway'.

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    1. Before we get our snow cover, like you guys did, I have been 'snapping up the colour' like a madman!
      Yes Martha, I agree that everything is 'throwaway'.

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  3. It is indeed a very nice colour and texture, Jim!

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  4. Just wondering, is this on a level where I could brush by it and it and it would jab me? And am I the only nutcase who would ever think of this? I agree that it looks very well made!

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    1. Yes you are the only 'nutcase' Kay G.! lol Seriously though Kay, it is off to to one side of the entrance to this fortress.....chances of anyone hitting against it are pretty slim.

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  5. I always enjoy your attention to those little things that people overlook and insight, Jim!

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    1. That would be me, Kim!! Never missing a thing!! Sometimes I have to just keep my eyes looking straight ahead to have a rest!! lol

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  6. Good point. Things were made to last in those days.

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    1. As Martha's husband said above, we live in a 'throwaway' society now....too bad really.

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  7. I love how the most unusual things catch your eye, and even more I love that you share them with us! Awesome photos, and really, I don't think anything made today would last nearly as long. Kinda sad.

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    1. You know Joanne, my grandfather brought this to my attention when I was an adolescent. He said I had an alert mind....I didn't know what to think about this! But he was correct.
      At first Jo, when I started blogging, I wasn't sure there would be anybody out there who would be interested in what I see. Happy that some are.

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  8. Rusty iron has such a photographic appeal.

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