Through The Lens, Trinidad & Tobago

Gordon Street House

March 02, 2005

Gordon Street House

I think this is a classic example of what a house in Port of Spain in the early 1900's would have looked like. In the vein of most early European dwellings, the entryway is on the long side of the building, with windows on either side. The doors and windows would have been jalousied to allow light and breeze to enter while still maintaining privacy for those inside. The carved wood fretwork above would have served the same purpose, in addition to adding some decorative charm to the building.

Without the street sign, and the galvanised iron roof and mesh wire over the windows, which would have been new additions, this scene could probably be one from 80-90 years ago.

In an attempt to inject some verisimilitude into this old-looking scene I applied a slight Film Grain filter and, of course, sepia toning.

This building is also the source for Closed I and Closed II.

Posted by phototakeouter at 02:21 AM | Comments (3)

Sepia works well here. Sad to see the building so run down.

March 11, 2005 05:16 PM, Thomas Pindelski

nice picture ! tnx for sharing the information.

March 5, 2005 08:08 PM, mot

I like it when you tell the story of your shots. Keep it up! :)

March 5, 2005 07:59 AM, Andreas

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