wpc: grid

and it seems as if



so without further ado, we ask just one question: Can you have curved grids? My dictionary suggests no—but my dictionary has never played with a globe of the Earth and idly traced from line to line across continents and oceans.


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of uncurved (the boring kind, I much prefer curves) grids. The Spouse loves op shoppes and this morning I took my camera into her favourite Sallie Army shop. After wandering around for just a few minutes I was forced to conclude that everything is grids (anything that isn’t grids is lying to us).

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Take for a sample this sampler—even the background it’s sharing its frame with is a grid. Or this wee stool thing—

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—sans any form of cushion or cover, it’s a grid.

Later we had to attend the Southland hospital briefly, wherein the grounds of which I snapped parts of the olde (now redundant) Nurses Home. In an earlier and more elegant age young nurses lived in some lovely brick buildings on site, I got a few historic shots for the record; and this—

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—which suggests very much that the place was built to a basic grid pattern. Simplicity can’t be beat. Wandering about and shooting anything that didn’t move I happened over a fenced off bit with a commemorative stone that was laid by His Royal Nibsness the Duke of somewhere or other etc etc. I shot it—

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—through the plastic grid you see here, a wee gridly fence to stop people clambering all over the condemned old buildings and possibly getting beaned by a falling brick or two. Screen Shot 2015-09-22 at 00.47.09

It’s sad because the old hospital buildings have an air of solidity and substance about them that the ersatz architecture of the modern … things … could never hope to achieve; and even as I was clambering through no man’s land I could hear builders and other vandals beavering away behind the old nurses accommodations, erecting Meccano and Lego-like frameworks for their plastic junk to cling to.


here’s a gridded doorway—damned if I haven’t forgotten exactly where. I do believe it was for one of Invercargill’s many hostelries but they all look alike when sober.

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—here’s my query curved grid. Has to be a grid, I don’t know how else you might describe it. And to keep the shot legal for this week’s Challenge, take a peek at the construction of the doors behind.

Yup. Grids …






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