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another warm day in a city of cold hearts

© Unknown Pleasures, Berlin, 2013, Florian Fritsch

Well, it’s another warm day / In a city of cold hearts / They all just play the part / Of who they are / And I’m here on my own / I’d rather be alone / Than try to be someone that I’m not / And you seem like someone who could appreciate the fact / That I’m no ordinary man (Eels)

posted: Februar 23, 2013
under: black & white, pictures
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12 Responses to “another warm day in a city of cold hearts”

  1. walter sagt:

    Unknown Pleasures, auf deinem Blog wirklich immer ein unbekanntes Vergnügen, denn du zeigst das Bekannte aus einer neuen überraschenden Sicht und dadurch wird jedes Bild zu einem Festival für sich … Danke, mein Freund, du hast in mir an warmen und kalten Tagen einen festen Besucher gefunden.

  2. Uwe sagt:

    Deine Sichtweisen auf die Dinge sind alles andere als gewöhnlich.
    Im Ausschnitt zeigst Du uns eine Welt, im Detail eröffnest Du uns Geschichten, im Kontrast des Schwarzweiß reduzierst Du die Vielfalt aufs Wesentliche, und jedes Foto besitzt eine Bildsprache, die nur Dir eigen ist.
    Insofern ist es nur folgerichtig, dass Du auf dieses Festival hinweist:
    Babylon lebt!
    Und mit ihm die Unabhängigkeit und Originalität (film-)künstlerischen Schaffens.
    Gruß, Uwe

  3. duke sagt:

    It looks like these old halls, full of stories of all kinds … with their matchless charms !
    Love it

  4. Marcie sagt:

    Always so impressed by your pairing of words with images. Well done!

  5. Francis J sagt:

    Unknown pleasures in Babylon, one of these modern Babylons, scattered on our planet. For “Unknown Pleasures”, the composition fits perfectly, a frustrating frame enhancing mainly these words, so that nothing of the façade can tell us more about these unknown pleasures. We are condemned to imagine almost everything. And imagining unknown pleasures, if really unknown, is nothing easy!

    One detail: the blinds behind the upper windows look like they are part of this game.

    Through this picture, Florian, I have to imagine the lonely guy – you or me, the not so ordinary man of the song – lost in the city, looking hopefully at the signs and understanding that some places around are definetely closed to him. But a shut picture opening our minds, my friend.

  6. Jerome sagt:

    i love your title. And what makes a day warmer for one with a cold heart ? Or perhaps, what makes a heart colder on such a warm day ?
    Are those two supposed to constantly pulse in opposite phase, what happens to a warm heart on a warm day ?
    Questions, questions…let’s just look at some B&W

  7. Sofasophia sagt:

    ich betrachte das bild, höre das lied auf youtube und lasse mich in eine unknown world entführen. denn diese speziellen unknown pleasures sind ja vermutlich eher nicht für frauen gedacht. ;-)

    tolle kompositionen – bild ebenso wie song.

    liebe grüße, soso

  8. ay, Fritsch, buddy – Babylon Berlin, decadence and decay and half naked showgirls twisting the night away to some noisy r’n'b from a past long forgotten for most people, except for the few who transcend the mundane and live for those yet unknown pleasures and their palaces of yesterday …

    great shot, man!

    (and on a side note – I’d never heard the song before, so that was an unknown pleasure for me, buddy!)

    keep it up!


  9. Phil Vaughn sagt:

    Odd–to advertise the display of “unknown pleasures.” They won’t be unknown for long. It smacks of the tawdry, but it just may be a secret–one that seems more precious for the telling of it.

    Sometimes the told secrets are only telling of a deeper sweetness.

    The mix of your photo, the song, and all the mind-trips they bring are pure art.

  10. Aurore sagt:

    I love those old halls and signboards. Eels’ music fits very well – sixties feeling.

  11. rian sagt:

    nice vintage facade captured here. :)

  12. DomLortha sagt:

    Better than forbidden pleasures ;o) Again, you so well composed this picture, with a gorgeous BW (as usual!)
    Have a nice day.

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