This was not a place where a child got up at night to ask for a glass of water

“This was not a place where a child got up at night to ask for a glass of water” – Nero by Louise Erdrich

9 thoughts on “This was not a place where a child got up at night to ask for a glass of water

    1. Thank you. Yes, I remember seeing much more when I was a child (I grew up in the countryside). Nowadays often even stand alone farms etc. are connected via buried cables, rarely via aerial lines. And it’s “Stromkreis 3” … I liked that, too.

    1. Thank you! The day was very overcast but I thought this might be the right atmosphere for this photo. One thing that I Markus and I were talking about above is that aerial power lines for the last mile are a rare sight in Germany.

      1. yes indeed. Aerial power lines are, here in Europe, a distinctive sign of last century. Undoubtedly they conserved a great power of evocation and, sure, they are a strong characterization of the environment.
        Connection, line of force, spatial segmentation.

        1. They always catch my eyes when looking at photos of lets say US or Australian urban scenes. Aerial lines crisscrossing the space. Sometimes sneakers attached to them (I guess no one really knows why).

  1. Sometimes I look back at an older photo and I think. . . how did I miss this one? This truly is quite stunning. All of the lines give it a lot of power. I like how you’ve not given us the peak of the roof.

    1. Thank you. It’s nice when you look at the older ones, a thing I rarely do. So I find a reason to go back to them, too.
      I don’t think it would have worked with the peak shown – I would have had to cut something from the window below and this would … destroy the balance … hmm.

  2. You’re very welcome. You are right, including the peak would have meant losing the window. There is so much to feast on with the sharp lines of the roof and the building and the stark, black power lines.

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