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Scratching Post by avotius Scratching Post by avotius
All these old houses with lots of wooden features makes up a interesting neighborhood near the center of town. Unfortunately the wiring in these areas is pretty shoddy and recently there was a big fire that destroyed many of these houses.

Chongqing, China, 2009
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annsquare Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You captured parts of Chongqing that I know exist but have never seen (and it's my hometown too) before; these are truly the essence of culture that they are tearing down. Lovely your street photography!
velenux Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
great capture!
as usual, I love how you can grab these everyday-life moments... great work :)
nziza Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
came out quite well!
SeaWhisper Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
I love the tittle :)
webworm Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
Such a shame!! Lovely capture.
theartofzube Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
Oooh, I really like the dynamics of the structures in this one.
WednesdayWeek Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Hobbyist
I don't want to overpraise your work, but the composition has the quality of a painting. In this picture you are looking through the lens (if people still do that) with the eye of an artist. The arrangement of the elements actually looks quite formal. The cat, the pole, the mop, the basket, the figure turned away from us, even the tub under the wooden stairs. And then, set back from all of this, the interesting little kitchen scene with the women preparing and cooking the food. It's a very good photograph...and I particularly like the cat. He looks very clean and white and lithe and he's clearly enjoying himself (as cats do) sharpening his claws on the pole. The environment is clearly made for him and he (with the possible exception of the women) appears to be the happiest one in it.

Oh, and I've just noticed the blue tap sticking out of the wall and the slightly psychedelic splash of colour above it - a curiously surreal touch, given the setting.

Well done^^
featKae Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
I like the arrangement of things here. Great capture of it.
SecondGoddess Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great composition. :+fav:
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