Pier at Port

By: Gustav Hoiland

Sep 28 2011

Category: architecture

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Focal Length:23mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D

Boat Bench

This fits nicely with yesterday’s post. A fine pairing indeed. Stylistically at least. They’re like the same thing. Not quite that similar. But … clearly related both compositionally and subjectmattorially.

Two small details stick out to me. The first is at top left, that’s the Boston skyline. Not much of it, and really it’s overshadowed by some, in my opinion, really puny container ship loaders/cranes. They were barely four stories tall. Ridiculous. Real deepwater ports have immense behemoths of cranes. And the second detail is that blue sign near top right. Spectacle. Spectacle indeed, identifying this dock as the dock of Spectacle Island.

This bench, made to withstand a couple decades of use in an outdoor salt-water heavy environment, is quite something. While it ignores all tenets or even whiffs of ergonomics, it gets the job done. Today and future today.

To Thursday.

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