No man shall pass this doorway - in or out

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Comments (4)

dsw_558 on September 1, 2011

Durch diese Tür geht keiner aus oder ein.

JVA, Heidelberg

Simon Mark Smith on September 4, 2011

This one has more context to it than the next, the security wire above and the industrial building behind. The picture signals a sad story, about change and loss, of work, an era passed. At the same time the humour / strangeness / symbolism of a blocked door is immediate. I'm not keen o the white lines in the road and think that a crop where the road meets the kerb might work better, or maybe just Photoshop the lines out. What do you think?

Simon Mark Smith on September 4, 2011

Even if it's a prison, I think it still has a similar meaning... A picture that says something used to happen, but now it doesn't.

dsw_558 on September 5, 2011

Spot on, it is a prison wall, with the building behind being the prison building itself, and the JVA on the road stands of Justizvollzusanstalt, which is the "official" German word for prison/jail/penetentiary (literally "justice implementation institution". So, the lines have their meaning for German viewers, at least.

Best wishes


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 31, 2011
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike
    by dsw_558
    • Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
    • Taken on 2011/04/17 14:44:40
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.090
    • ISO Speed: ISO200