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the hills were upside down

© Friedberger Landstraße, Frankfurt am Main 2011 by Fritsch

When I was a boy / The moon was a pearl / The sun a yellow gold / But when I was a man / The wind blew cold / The hills were upside down (Tom Waits)

posted: Mai 13, 2012
under: black & white, Im Herzen von Europa, pictures
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13 Responses to “the hills were upside down”

  1. Roland Theys sagt:

    Excxellent! nice day to you!

  2. Uwe sagt:

    So und nur so
    gefallen sie mir:
    die Curtain walls!
    Als Spiegelfläche des Himmels,
    der Wolken, des Lichts.
    Jedes Fenster ein Bild.
    Und die hyperrealistische Kontrastschärfe
    lässt die Fassade zu einem Display
    für das vergängliche und flüchtige
    Spiel des Wolkenzugs werden.
    Hinreißend. LG, Uwe

  3. Elaine- sagt:

    always keep a sapphire in your mind, always keep a diamond in your mind, gotta get behind the mule, in the morning and plow… do we love tom waits? it seems we do, but he gets his songs from the spiritual world, or so i’ve heard, and i have to wonder… which spirits? you can i, we get our ’songs‘ from the real world, so we reflect God, this is my story, and i’m sticking to it :) beautiful picture my friend!!

  4. ay, Fritsch, you had me at hello this time!

    the moon’s a pearl and the moon’s our world and you know it just like our man T knows it too!

    great frame, buddy!


  5. elaine sagt:

    impressive reflection and stuning b&w of course!

  6. Francis J sagt:

    Are the windows reflecting clouds or are the clouds reflecting windows? When everything is upside down, there is no more certainty. We may have the illusion of a strong powerful building but we know that this building will soon be destroyed and that clouds will continue to float over its ruins for a long time. This is, Florian, an exemplary way to reveal man’s vanity and weakness: a modern building like a tombstone.

  7. DomLortha sagt:

    The building stole the sky and it is prisoner in its windows. Great picture again! Love it!
    Have a nice day.

  8. Roland Theys sagt:

    We have a beautiful view angle is the reflection is a more beautiful realization!

  9. Jerome sagt:

    Even when the most imposing of structures fills the frame, there is always but a reflection of light breaking through

  10. Beve sagt:

    spiegelwolkenhaus. wolkenspiegelhaus. hauswolkenspiegel.spiegelhauswolken. hausspiegelwolken. wolkenhausspiegel.

    mit dem älterwerden müssen wir klar kommen. so oder so. schade.

  11. Ivy Tavia C. sagt:

    This picture is surely shaping up to become one of my favourite of your recent works Florian, given its well-balanced, well-paced, VERY well-execution!

  12. walter sagt:

    Dem Himmel sei Dank, diese Fassade verändert sich von Sekunde zu Sekunde und so wird aus dem starren Klotz ein lebendiges „Wesen“ trotzt harten und klaren Linien.

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