Thursday, April 8, 2010

The ivied walls of downtown Ocala

25 comments:

Memphis MOJO said...

I might be wrong, but I don't think it's Yale.

Kate said...

This is really, really weird, Jacob. Twice I tried to comment without any luck...seems I'm supposed to be anonymous. T'aint so!! I like the colour combination in the photo.

Olivier said...

c'est amusant de voir comment les plantes reprennent petit a petit leur place..

VP said...

Great brick red with several shades of grass green. A wonderful picture, Jacob!

Wolynski said...

You have a downtown? And overgrown bricks?

Love that little store full of knick-knacks below - must be fun to visit.

lewi14 said...

Wonderful shot. What a wonder how nature recapture its lost terrain.

brattcat said...

the colors, angles, and textures all come together beautifully in this.

Dan J. said...

I think scenes like this re so interesting. I have to admit.... I do not think I have every found plants growing out of walls before. For sure I have seen ivy growing on walls.... but never IN walls.

A pretty crazy scene.

Steffe said...

I wonder if someone is locked in behind those bars.

Kcalpesh said...

That actually makes a wonderful combination! :-) Red and green... It looks really superb!

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EG Wow said...

I'm not seeing any ivy but there area few other plants growing on this wall. I'm thinking the wall must face northerly. And I'm wondering how long this brickwork will last now that plants are growing in between. :)

Small City Scenes said...

I don't think there is any ivy growing on that wall. Maybe little ferns. Hopefully the Ivy was scraped off and disposed of. Not quite an Ivy League type, eh?

Interesting though. Mb

Lois said...

That happens here too! That is a nice shot Jacob. Oh and I loved your comments on the Eagan DP blog Palin post by the way!

Jarart said...

I like old red brick, with or without the vines. This wall was a great find.

Paula said...

Urban survival. I really like the mossy stuff but some of those ferns are just asking for a weed whacker.

Per Stromsjo said...

Brick walls seem to be a trend at the moment! An interesting clash between nature and human construction efforts here.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shot !!Simply beautiful !!

Halcyon said...

Ah, the great ivied walls of Ocala. Although, methinks those might be weeds. ;-)

cieldequimper said...

Ivy? Are you sure? Looks like ferns to me! Whatever, it's a beautifully unexpected shot, I like it a lot.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Those look like ferns! That's very cool! :-D Good find and capture.

tapirgal said...

I LIKE THAT! The wall doesn't look like Astoria, but the ferns and things growing out of it makes me feel right at home! This is a great pic!

JM said...

Great find!

nopham said...

I love this!

Gunn said...

I like the composition,colors and textures.
It would have been a good choice to take fashion shots or portraits of "trendy people" in front of this wall.... :-)

Daryl said...

I love this one

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson