Europe,  Photo Friday,  Spain

Favorite Photo Friday-“Through the Looking Glass” (Madrid Royal Palace)

I love this photo of the windows looking out onto the central courtyard of the Royal Palace in Madrid. When full size, it’s almost as if you are there, a member of the court in a past life, looking out to see carriages arriving, or perhaps the king and his entourage. It’s not an optical illusion; the panes of glass are so old they are warped, possibly from age or because glass from that time was hand blown and wasn’t perfectly clear. This photo was taken during a trip to Spain in 2005.


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  • Tris

    Beautiful!! As if you stepped into a time machine. Funny how something like warped glass can make you sentimental. Everything must be so pristine and perfect in this day and age. You are not allowed to have a “flaw” in your art anymore. Whether it be graphics, or music. No more technical pens to draw a straight line, you might have a little “blip” at the end and we can’t have that! And Pro Tools will tweak voices if you are the slightest bit off key. Imagine the Beatles or Bob Dylan without the natural fluctuations in their tones. Ugh. I may start a campaign. BBAF – “Bring Back Artist Flaws.”

    • wired2theworld

      Tris-Thanks! I love the idea of BBAF! Sometimes things can be too “perfect,” can’t they?

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