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Shed door: Cigel, Slovakia

Posted by
Michael Skorulski (Toronto, Canada) on 8 January 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Everywhere, sheds like this, fashioned from stone quarried in the mountains and wood hewn in the local forest, are being replaced by modern utilitarian structures. Only a few remain in our 600-year-old village.

Phill from Kanazawa, Japan

very lovely photo, and good close up detail.

8 Jan 2008 6:37am

@Phill: Thanks, Phill. Appreciate your comment.

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

There is something about old doors that fascinate me. You did a great job capturing this one - the colors are awesome and there is a lot of detail. The more you look, the more you see!
Well done Michael!

8 Jan 2008 6:50am

@Ina: Thank you, Ina. Old doors are fascinating, I agree.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

What a beauty!!! It has everything..details, colours,patterns...Old wood and old stone are always full of effect!And some grass added for the picturesque! (must be the fodder in the shed!)Well seen, Michael!

8 Jan 2008 6:51am

@Japanalia: Thanks, Gabriela. Yes the shed is stuffed with fodder. I loved how it bulged out. Somehow it was very appropriate for Christmas.

Frankie from Boxmeer, Netherlands

A nice door of a nice shed. Beautiful capured with nice colors and good details. Well done

8 Jan 2008 7:23am

@Frankie: Thank you for your kind comment, Frankie.

badala from Leiria, Portugal

Nice take! Nice colors and detail.

8 Jan 2008 7:26am

@badala: I appreciate your opinion. Many thanks.

Illuci from Hurdegaryp, Netherlands

I like these old structures and textures very much, time has colored and shaped them. Great shot!

8 Jan 2008 7:44am

@Illuci: Thank you, Illuci. You're right. Everything is there already. We just have to click the shutter.

adalove from Alcala de Guadaira, Spain

Oh, what a pity they´re disappearing. They look really great.

8 Jan 2008 8:28am

@adalove: Thanks for your kind words, Adalove.

Jeff from United States

Excellent textures throughout this image, from the door to the stone and straw. This is a delight.

8 Jan 2008 9:29am

@Jeff: Thanks so much, Jeff, for your very kind comment.

theys roland from Charleroi-loverval, Belgium

Nice colors and detail,cheer !

8 Jan 2008 9:57am

@theys roland: I appreciate the comment. Thanks so much.

dee from Innsbruck, Austria

Very lovely. A nice rural scene.

8 Jan 2008 10:41am

@dee: Thanks, Dee. Happy you like it.

Sun from Tehran, Iran


8 Jan 2008 10:46am

@Sun: Many thanks, Sun.

martie from Japan

This is a beautiful shed and I am so happy you have shared this with us. It is a wonderful photo. I know that progress cannot be stopped, but at least we can preserve the old in photos.

8 Jan 2008 10:49am

@martie: You are so right, Martie. We can preserve the past in pictures. Thank you for your kind comment.

eddy from Tehran, Iran

nice but I think the colors are too saturated

8 Jan 2008 10:53am

@eddy: Many thanks for your comment, Eddy.

PANAMEPHOTOS from Champigny Sur Marne, France

ça sent bon la campagne , ça donne envie d'allez faire un tour des foins comme quand j'etais gamin

8 Jan 2008 12:00pm

@PANAMEPHOTOS: Merci pour la remarque, Paname. Je suis d'accord. ça sent bon la campagne.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Stupid, STupid, Stupid PEOPLE to get rid of such beauty. I love wood, I love old wooden doors, I love old windows, and old entrances...Thank you for capturing it before it goes away.

8 Jan 2008 12:05pm

@Lorraine: I agree totally, Lorraine. Your passion for such beauty is well-justified. Thanks so much.

Ondro from Brezno, Slovakia

NIce one Michael :) Here in my region you will find more old architecture :) but this is a great photo :)

8 Jan 2008 12:31pm

@Ondro: Thanks, Ondro. I love these old sheds and traditional old houses.

Steven from Montreal, Canada

This has a nice weathered look. Well done!

8 Jan 2008 1:23pm

@Steven: Thanks, Steven. Appreciate the comment.

Wolfgang Prigge from Canada

Nice detail, seems to be filled to the brim with hay... These old structures should be put under protectionso nobody can tear them down.

8 Jan 2008 1:35pm

@Wolfgang Prigge: Thanks, Wolfgang. You're right about the protection. Yeh, they stuff as much hay as possible in to last for the winter.

Carson from Portland, United States

What more can I add? This is beautiful. :)

8 Jan 2008 1:55pm

@Carson: You're very kind. Many thanks.

merdax from tehran, Iran

nice old overcontrast door you have taken shot from!
and nice shot you took!

8 Jan 2008 2:02pm

@merdax: Many thanks, Merdax.

DaveB from Exeter, United Kingdom

Lovely framing and colouring, nicely done Michael

8 Jan 2008 2:18pm

@DaveB: Thanks, Dave. Nice of you to comment.

Brian from West Lafayette, Afghanistan

Lovely texture and coloring. I really love images of old buildings and you have captured this one perfectly.

8 Jan 2008 2:22pm

@Brian: You are very kind. Many thanks, Brian.

alla from Toronto, Canada

this is way too cool

8 Jan 2008 2:33pm

@alla: Kind compliment. Thanks so much, Alla.

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

A village that old must hold incredible beauty.
I love the textures and colours.

8 Jan 2008 4:24pm

@Michael Rawluk: Thanks, Michael. Yes, the village certainly has its share of beauty especially in the mountainous surroundings.

Walt from Scarborough, Canada

Excellent job, cataloguing the remaining treasures of your town. 70 years old is pretty ancient around where I live....

8 Jan 2008 5:48pm

@Walt: Thanks, Walt. I plan to do the best I can but things get pulled down and rebuilt pretty quick.

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

nice colors and textures

8 Jan 2008 6:07pm

@yiannis krikis: Many thanks, Yiannis, for your kind comment.

HorseRotorVator from Newton, United States

Nice insulation! Cool looking doorway. Neat shot! :)

8 Jan 2008 6:31pm

@HorseRotorVator: Thanks. You're right about the insulation. Hay was even piled in the attics of houses to keep them warm.

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Too bad they are disapearing! I love old structures and things because of the history behind, it makes me wonder...

8 Jan 2008 6:58pm

@Sandrine: Thanks, Sandrine. I guess they call it progress.

Pedro from Santander, Spain

Maybe we all must fight with our cameras to protect little jewel like this, well done

8 Jan 2008 6:59pm

@Pedro: I agree that it is a fight worth taking up. Many thanks, Pedro. I guess many people don't see the beauty that we see.

Laurent from Lyon, France

J'ai toujours été fan des vieilles portes. Celle ci est magnifique, Bravo

8 Jan 2008 7:04pm

@Laurent: Merci beaucoup pour la remarque, Laurent. Les vieilles portes sont très intéressantes.

standley from brou-sur-chantereine, France

Beautyful capture. I like the texture and the colour tones

8 Jan 2008 8:56pm

@standley: Thanks for your kind comment, Standley.

scotfot from United Kingdom

A great image full of character!

8 Jan 2008 9:12pm

@scotfot: Thank you so much, Scot.

Ken McCoy from Orlando-Daytona Beach, FL, United States

It's a great photo, and informative, too. Keep preserving history!

8 Jan 2008 9:50pm

@Ken McCoy: Many thanks, Ken.

Porcsin from Debrecen, Hungary

Nice colours and it is a special picture too.

8 Jan 2008 9:56pm

@Porcsin: Thank you very much, Porcsin.

Barbara from Florida, United States

It is rustic old structures such as this that make wonderful images. Great find, wonderful capture and framing. Eventually it may become a memory but you have documented it in some way. Thank you for giving us this view and story.

9 Jan 2008 1:26am

@Barbara: I appreciate your kind opinion, Barbara. Many thanks.

Hinah from Karachi, Pakistan

i love old...
all heritage is worth preserving-big or small, its a part of our history.
nice one!

9 Jan 2008 2:00pm

@Hinah: Thanks, Hinah. You voice a worthy sentiment.

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Beautiful soft colors in the stones and door.

9 Jan 2008 8:31pm

@Anita: Thanks, Anita. Old things take on a lovely tone.

Brites from Lisboa, Portugal

Love this old doors!

12 Jan 2008 10:54am

@Brites: Many thanks, Brites.

Steve from United States

Fantastic! I love pictures like this.

19 Jan 2008 9:48pm

@Steve: Old doors are always fascinating. Many thanks, Steve.

Melissa from Warsaw, United States

love the texture and composition! well done!

5 Feb 2008 5:32pm

@Melissa: Many thanks, Melissa.