Or, please mind your head!
I love stumbling across scenes like these. For me they are relics of a by-gone era and a reminder of how different life once was – more sedate, a little more refined but certainly less convenient than our modern comfortable existence.
I love the old times to Martina! Great find and wonderful composition of this door with the green. Have a nice Sunday!
Great treatment in b&w. I like the composition, linking the attention at the door and placing the plate at the “Goldener Schnitt” (I don’t know the english word – and google translator isn’t very helpful).
Have a nice sunday, Martina.
Really nice B&W treatment on this image, Martina! I tend to go for a darker looking image, but your choice here looks perfect to me!
Not only a reminder of a more sedate and refined life but that bathing had long been considered a social experience … bath houses were a place to meet and discuss … a place where many of the social strictures of the outside world were removed like the clothes we wear.
That said, gorgeous photo as always Martina 🙂
lightness and sensitivity of this black and white is amazing, as well as your ability to grasp the subject of seemingly simple interest and turn it into a beautiful picture. Great management of light especially on the white door that creates the most contrast, congratulations!!
A wonderful find and capture. Very nice! I’d love to see beyond that door what the bath house consisted of.
Times change and what once was normal becomes rare. I can think of examples even in my own life — “phone booths” — they use to be everywhere but now I couldn’t even tell you where to find one. Who knows what will be lost in the next 50-100 years.
Where is this? Did you go in? Could you go in? What an interesting, and like you said, by-gone era! Favourite part is the way the vines are leaning towards the bath house.
Nice picture Martina!
Wonderfully composed image in monochrome.
nice shot – and a slower life sounds great…
What a great find Martina, thank you for sharing. 😀
It’s not only a great reminder of times gone by, but you capture the scene alive as it was right in front of me. I really like the way to have highlighted the door and brought out some of that dreamy mood of place. It’s a great black and white photograph. Very simple, but still full of details. Beautifully captured and processed.
A charming image, Martina!
Aahh, I see where your next post came from! I’d like to see this in colour, but only to experience that mass of colour from the wisteria. Otherwise, I like the olde-worlde feel that the B+W brings.