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Looking happy while feeling blue.

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 30 December 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Colourful houses now line the River Tyne in South Shields where shipyards and dry docks used to reside. The land has been reclaimed, recycled, and reused. This is a detail from a property in the Market Dock area overlooking the river.

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Hilde Morin from Portland, United States

Beautiful detail. I love the simplicity!

30 Dec 2009 5:05am

Nadu-Dosenöffner from Köln, Germany

Clearness by dominating rectangles and a handful of colors. Beauty comes with simplicity.

30 Dec 2009 6:36am

Naama from Herut, Israel

wawoo! great shot! beautiful colors combained together!

30 Dec 2009 7:21am

Nilla from Östergötland, Sweden

In many port cities in Sweden they have done exactly the same. (Not just ports by the way, in our youngest son's university town, they have renovated old industrial buildings into a university!) Nice captured, as always.

30 Dec 2009 8:10am

Florence from Paris, France

There's sometimes an obvious anthropomorphic interest in buidlings you see, this one (to my opinion) gets it. It's graphic as well and has great colors.

30 Dec 2009 8:57am

Gabriel Clemente from Albufeira, Portugal

Simplicity and beauty in this beautiful picture.

30 Dec 2009 9:27am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Great stuff. A Mondrian building.

30 Dec 2009 10:17am

AG from London, United Kingdom

I pray those cartoon walls are not within reach of the graffiti brethren . . “why no green?” might be an expected daub.

30 Dec 2009 10:24am

jeanclaude from saint-mandé 94160, France

excellent shot i like very much the colors of this building

30 Dec 2009 10:32am

kerfendal from Paris, France

wonderful composition and colours

30 Dec 2009 10:35am

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Superb composition !
Love the design, so graphic and the colors very fresh !
Weel seen, well done !

30 Dec 2009 11:02am

Behzad from Tehran, Iran

wonderful colors. I like the shot

30 Dec 2009 11:15am

Francine from Buire le sec, France

Nice grafic picture and great colors. Have a nice day.

30 Dec 2009 11:51am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Love the bold colours and clean lines of building! Well seen and captured Curly! ;-)

30 Dec 2009 12:39pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

Love this! especially the colours contrast!

30 Dec 2009 12:50pm

Glenn from New Orleans, United States

Wow! Mondrian lives! Wonderful image.

30 Dec 2009 1:07pm

chrisb46 from London, United Kingdom

Love this sort of shot. Given me some ideas for similar stuff round Battersea way.

30 Dec 2009 2:40pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Nice colors! The lines are quite eye catching also.

30 Dec 2009 3:00pm

El pare from Barcelona, Spain

Nice coloured building. I like it.

30 Dec 2009 3:05pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Nice composition. Lovely blue tones!!

30 Dec 2009 3:25pm

Pied Crow from Nairobi, Kenya

I was going to say "Mondrian" but see someone has said it already. Terrific colors!

30 Dec 2009 3:38pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

fantastic colors

30 Dec 2009 4:11pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I wish to you and yours a happy and creative 2010.

30 Dec 2009 4:12pm

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

Gorgeous colors and forms!

30 Dec 2009 4:47pm

Barbara from Oakland, United States

Curly, this is wonderful. Great graphic design and color blocking. It makes my day to see this...always love the complementary colors of yellows and blues together. This image just rocks!

30 Dec 2009 4:50pm

Shar from Regina, SK, Canada

Fantastic bright colors...who wouldn't be cheery living there?

30 Dec 2009 4:51pm

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30 Dec 2009 4:57pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

¸¸.•*¨*• Happy new year! ♫•*¨*•.¸¸

30 Dec 2009 4:59pm

tambelina from tehran, Iran

awsome...I learn from your photos,thanks

30 Dec 2009 5:05pm

Philip from Cowbridge, United Kingdom

Nice detail and vibrant colours.

30 Dec 2009 5:58pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

I love the vivid contrasts in colors! Glad to understand that "feeling blue" had nothing to do with your health! Happy New Year!

30 Dec 2009 6:04pm

jim from sebastopol, United States

great colors and contrast !

30 Dec 2009 6:12pm

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Wow... stunning blue and orange... Great shot!

Greetings. Magrat

30 Dec 2009 6:30pm

Alan from Manila, Philippines

Nice colors.

30 Dec 2009 6:47pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Oh, very very nice colour and shot

30 Dec 2009 7:11pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Great colours ( who live in a house like this ? )

30 Dec 2009 8:11pm

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

I really like this shot with all its bright color against the blue sky! Nice one :)

30 Dec 2009 8:43pm

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

Pure colours! Wonderful.

30 Dec 2009 8:52pm

Leena from Joensuu, Finland

How refreshing to see your photo with it`s colours here under the grey sky and white landscapes.
I wish you and your family joy and happiness in 2010.
And thank you for your comment on my site!

30 Dec 2009 9:04pm

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

Simplicity, great colors, and somehow those little white windows against the blue walls brings a little playfulness to this photo - wheee.

30 Dec 2009 9:25pm

Jerry - a moment in time [...] from Chicago, United States

very expressive. The color combination and separation work great!

30 Dec 2009 9:32pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful color combination!

30 Dec 2009 9:36pm

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Lovely sharp colourful shot of these houses...it looks 'simple' but I know it takes more than that!..just the sort of picture I'd be really pleased to take.

30 Dec 2009 9:51pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Stunning detail. Fabulous color.

30 Dec 2009 10:21pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Cool composition....very geometric......great colors!!!

30 Dec 2009 10:59pm

BJ from Murfreesboro, United States

very colorful, nice capture

31 Dec 2009 12:06am

Jo Lynn T. from The Hague, Netherlands

Good contract and lines!

31 Dec 2009 12:13am

Madagasca from Singapore

the vibrant colours & composition is great! nice 1.

31 Dec 2009 12:36am

Ajay from Pune, India

Excellent framing... great patterns of colours and a brilliant title.

31 Dec 2009 2:09am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

colorful and vivid! the city is surely plenty of excitement!

31 Dec 2009 3:15am

Olivier from La Louvière, Belgium

the lighting is very good

31 Dec 2009 7:26am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

lovely light, colors and lines! I love the juxtaposition of the brightly lit structure against a darker background!

31 Dec 2009 8:44am

Eugene Nikiforov from Northport, United States

love the colors and composition

31 Dec 2009 2:25pm

Subhrajyoti from Pune, India

Seems like toy house... Nice one

31 Dec 2009 4:35pm

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

Very nice graphism!!

31 Dec 2009 8:31pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Amazing clarity and colour! Great composition

1 Jan 2010 9:08pm

narcís from Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Bonics colors!! Molt bon anys 2010!!!

2 Jan 2010 10:46am

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Great color to the point of abstraction.

3 Jan 2010 10:49pm

Henrik Herskind from Copenhagen, Denmark

I wouldn't call it a pretty house. But from a photographer's point of view there's plenty of structures and colors put together into a very interesting picture. No PP at all?

9 Feb 2010 10:15am

@Henrik Herskind: Just levels and curves.

Roelf from Uitgeest, Netherlands

You could crop this picture to any size or position and still come up with a great result
well done

25 Feb 2010 2:31pm

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