Boris De Swan

Boris De Swan

Posted on 06/09/2013


Photo taken on June  8, 2013


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When Disney met financial distress.

When Disney met financial distress.
This is what happens when you bite more than you can chew...This "construction" has been like this (unfinished) for years...

B C, s.h., Harald Kobler and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


17 comments - The latest ones
suzib
suzib
Terrific B/W
4 years ago.
Boris De Swan has replied to suzib
Thank you very much!
4 years ago.
Boris De Swan
Boris De Swan
Yes! I did make adjustments on the photos I upload here because the first ones were too light. But this one was taken (2 days ago) in very early very bright drect sunlight with an orange filter. And to top it all off I got Tmax 100 to come out a bit contrasty. But the detail in the shadows on these photos were not important that I should be considerng them...Cheers!
4 years ago.
Tom Angelo
Tom Angelo
Wonderful B&W and this image creates an eerie feeling even without a Mouse Ear in sight ! :-)
4 years ago.
Boris De Swan has replied to Tom Angelo
Ha ha ha ha ha ... The Disney reference (sans mouse ears) came about, because it somehow resembles Disneyland palace n the background...The eerie feeling I guess comes from the dissapointment, of the inability to conclude such lfty ambitions!
4 years ago.
Sosehichdas
Sosehichdas
You sure money was the problem. Looking at this, I'd guess the architect went so completely nuts that he had to be hospitalized in the end.
If it is looking any good, the credits all go to your abilities as a photographer. Imho.
4 years ago.
Boris De Swan has replied to Sosehichdas
Ha ha ha ha ha ... Yeah right! I think that describing this "construction " and using terms like Architect or Architecture, is a contradiction in terms.. If indeed an Architect had some involvement in the whole matter I'm sure, you are right and he/she noe resides in a nut-house!!!
4 years ago.
Eduardo Romero
Eduardo Romero
Cada vez que iban a añadir un piso tiraban unos dados o cantaban tin marín de do pingüé???
4 years ago.
Boris De Swan has replied to Eduardo Romero
Ja ja ja ja ja ...Cada vez, se preguntaban: ¿Ora de que estilo hacemos este A'pá?
4 years ago.
Michael Moore Hitchin
Michael Moore Hitchi…
It is what Prince Charles would call a carbuncle.
4 years ago.
Boris De Swan has replied to Michael Moore Hitchi…
And he would have been right!! :)
4 years ago.
RobbeK
RobbeK
Great piture !! Excellent
We had such an architect in Brussels the time when Kongo rubber made Belgium (sic - Kongo was royal property !! during this period ) "criminal" rich. He was extremely unpopular in Brussels - a lot of medieval buildings were to be demolished ... Victim of course was the poorer population. Point is the inhabitants called him the "scheve archticet" -- hard to translate in any language, except in German -- schräg -- something like sloping, slanting -- but also meaning there is something wrong with the person too !!
4 years ago.
Boris De Swan has replied to RobbeK
As I wrote to Adrian I cannot imagine that any persoon having studied Architecture as a carreer had any involvement in the building of this aberration. I'm sure the family which built it just kept on adding pieces willy-nilly untill they ran out of money! Scheve, for sure applies here! But this is as construction goes quite a common ocurrence here.
4 years ago.
Chris Grossman
Chris Grossman
This is prime example of bad planning; not nearly enough budget to finish.
4 years ago.
Boris De Swan has replied to Chris Grossman
Again, Chris: Planning had nothing to do with this abomination as Architecture did not either. In many small towns in several states in Mexico, where, there has been an important,migration of people to the U.S. You'll find countless houses built with funds of Mexicans working in your country, that they wire home: Many many of these constructions are made to order from "designs" the people who send the money, want to follow, often from a photo of a house they liked. Then the construction workers, here (or Albañiles as they are called) will interpret those designs, that effectively usually have absolutely nothing to do with Mexican style architecture. And also rife is to find incomplete projects, for lack of funds....
4 years ago.
Marta Wojtkowska
Marta Wojtkowska
Unbelievable structure!
4 years ago.
Boris De Swan has replied to Marta Wojtkowska
Thank you Marta!!
4 years ago.