Friday, 18 May 2007


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If you own a lovely five-bay, three-storey house of 1720, that has an elegant doorway with a segmental pediment, fluted Ionic columns, a step that shows the wear of the passing feet of almost three centuries, and whose street-front is enlivened by a contemporary and delightful chequerboard of pebbles: a building that mercifully hasn't been scraped clean, but wears a patina of age, and is a pleasure for everyone who walks up the hill and passes it by, why do you stick a bright red alarm box on the front of it?

"When we build, let us think that we build forever"
John Ruskin (1819-1900), English art and social critic

Mode: Aperture Priority
Focal Length: Zoom @ 22mm (35mm equiv.)
F No: f7.1
Shutter Speed: 1/100
ISO: 100
Exposure Compensation: -0.7EV
photograph (c) T. Boughen

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