Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Is it real, or is it Memorex?

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Window of a Sarona building awaiting renovation. Look closely, do you see what I see? Amazing, isn't it? And each one is unique, too.

Edited to give the answer since no one, including my own family, figured it out: The window is NOT REAL - it's a vinyl photograph covering up the gaping hole where the window used to be. Most of the windows on the buildings slated for renovation have them, but the cool thing is that they're all amazingly realistic, and they're all different from each other, just like they'd be if they were real.
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29 comments:

ewok1993 said...

the windows alone are pretty interesting but the flowers underneath which kind of framing it on that side are a bonus and make the picture complete.

lazyclick said...

Lovely windows, the flowers below are beautiful.

Jew Wishes said...

Oh gosh, this is so lovely! I love the flowers underneath the shutters, and love the shutters with the varied textures and tones. Beautiful, Robin...my kind of photograph!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Love this one...but not sure what I'm supposed to be seeing...

Robin said...

You're still missing something - look again ;).

bermudabluez said...

I looked. Then I looked again. And again.

You are driving me crazy! What am I missing???

Daryl said...

I looked very closely, even clicked in the hope it would embiggen bigger .. so I am guessing .. are those caterpillers hanging on the bushes? Are those little white sort of dotted lines on the left shutter real or painted on? I give up. Its a great photo...

VioletSky said...

Beautiful. a trompe l'oeille!

Kassandra said...

Love it also... anyways, just added ur badge on my links page. please add me back. thanks :)

kaye said...

that is amazing

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Aha! You know - I thought that's what it would be, but then when I inspected it, I decided not since it looked so real. Must be the fact that the wall really did have a window there and you can see that in the surrounding stucco. So I was REALLY fooled.

ewok1993 said...

you fooled all of us :)

nice one.

Mojo said...

Sure fooled me. I was studying hard too. Glad you gave us the answer, I'd never have figured it out.

Great shot of a shot. Did they get the originals from you?

alicia said...

Don't know what a memorex is, but it looks real. Happy WW!

Robin said...

Not hardly Mojo. I wish...

Alicia, you must be a lot younger than me. Memorex was a brand of cassette tape way back when, and they're marketing pitch was that it was so true to life you couldn't tell it wasn't live, with the slogan "Is it live, or is it Memorex?"

Minnesota Mamaleh said...

i never would have guessed-- they look great! and, can i just say, how fun to come looking for photos and finding a game of sorts! :)

Dina said...

That's a great idea.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a neat way to keep things looking nice before renovation.

ilanadavita said...

A great find and a lovely combination of colors.

shiborigirl said...

not sure what I'm looking for... are they trompe l'oeil? I'm confused (which actually is my natural state!). Whatever. It's a beautiful shot. :)

Kate

Auntie E said...

Wow that is amazing it looks so real.
Even when I click to enlarge I could not tell.. your camera makes it still like real.
Received the print, Love it, thanks.

Rob Inukshuk said...

I would never have guessed, but it's a superb pic all the same.

maryt/theteach said...

Wow, I would never have guessed it Robin! Happy Window Views! :)

Glennis said...

Does look real and interesting. Would never have thought it was a fake window.

Lucy said...

Now THAT is cool! I want one.

EG Wow said...

Very real, Robin. You sure fooled me!

Zen said...

How funky!!! That picture got me fooled!!

Dave said...

i would have never guessed it either,amazingly realistic indeed.

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

get outta town! That is a photograph?

I want them to print me some money, cause DAY-UM I thought it was real!