Sunday, November 01, 2009

Visiting my old school

This used to be the caretaker's quarters. Once upon a time they really had caretakers.




This Monochrome concept came from Aileni at The Monochrome Weekly

58 comments:

Hege said...

Bildet gjorde seg veldig godt i sort/hvitt. Og det symboliserer vel ganske mange skolebygg rundt omkring... Noen nedlagte, men mange fremdeles i drift!

Dagrun said...

Veldig tøft utsnitt, Rune! Kult bilde, jeg ser at det er flott i s/hv og at du har mange nyanser s-hv i det, hatten av (som noen ville sagt;)

Anne said...

O hutte tu!!! er du sSååÅ gamme???

:-) neida bare tuller min venn :-) men veggen sier nå ltt omkring en historie da.

Ha en kjekk søndag Rune, her regner det trist desverre, så det ligger nok an for mye sort hvitt denne dagen ja.

Klem

PERBS said...

Ours are called janitors or custodians and they don't live at school.

Tunes Photo said...

Huffda, det er vel ikke du som knuste ruten....? ;) Men det er sant som du sier - de hadde vaktmestre en gang i tiden. Nå til dags er det "billigere" å la alt forfalle for så å måtte bygge helt nytt.

Aileni said...

Times change.
Thanks for the heads-up.

Gallow said...

I like the use of monochrome on this photo. The textures of the wall seem to be highlighted. The glass also stands out. Well done.

Bengbeng said...

the whole wall seems to have character. whitewash it and it would lose the effect

Marie Höglund said...

Gamla slitna byggnader är som gjorda för mono. Vackert Rune .-)

Sylvia said...

I would say that schools are like temples and need to be more respected and preserved. Of course, this happens everywhere. Very nice picture, though. It's visible that the caretakers are gone. Ihihih! A good old teacher caretaker like me can apply for the job?

webruci said...

Well, in that time it was real education, not like today...:)
Great picture.

ElinSire said...

Ser ut som den skolen trenger en liten oppgradering -som sikkert de fleste skoler rundt i dette landet gjør ;)

Veldig kult utsnitt, et bilde som forteller alt! Veldig bra!

anne - moseplassen said...

Jeg husker barneskolens vaktmester, som hos oss var den store helten. Vær vinter laget han nemlig en diiger skøytebane på plena til skolen, som han vannet og vannet, og måkte (for hånd faktisk, helt utrolig å tenke på). Nå er det ballbinge midt utpå den grasssletta, og det finnes ikke lengere en vaktmester som bor på skolens eiendom.
Takk for at du minnet meg på minnet :)

Elisabeth said...

Oh, I love the textures. And...the repair/patch on the wall.

Miriam Elisabeth said...

Tøft og flott! Dette likte jeg!

Marice said...

such an interesting capture!

here's my 1st entry

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Flott i s/h dette her, formidler alder, struktur behovet for vedlikehold veldig fint.

Rijo said...

Nu har jag bläddrat genom hela bloggen och hittat jättemånga fina bilder. Norge är fantastiskt, dock har jag bara varit i Oslo en gång... /Rijo

AKO said...

Min gamla skola har nyss rivits. Jag önskar att jag hade vetat det innan så att jag hade haft chansen att dokumentera den som du har gjort med din här. Lite sorgligt men det gör sig bra på bild.

Carver said...

I love the texture on the cottage.

~Just me again~ said...

Me thinks that perhaps the caretaker isnt there anymore because he didn't finish painting?

John said...

Nice textures on the wall with the different plasters

Reader Wil said...

We still have caretakers or janitors at highschools. Now they are more needed than ever before. I am so glad I don't have to teach in this day and age!!
Your photo is very sharp and I often compare your photos with those of one of the Belgian bloggers. His name is Etje. I told him about your blog.
Have a nice day (or what's left of it!). Thanks for your visit.

michael bird said...

Hmmm. Looks kinda forlorn and abandoned and more than a little worse for the wear. Hope your thoughts and feelings were a little more cheery while you visited.

Pacey said...

This is perfect in mono. Looks sharp and just says it all. Great photo as always.

Spiderdama said...

"Stakkars" bygning.., men flott bilde!:-)
God søndag!

John said...

Flott utsnitt og etterbehandling. Dette er jo meget passende i s/h.

Sistertex said...

Every photo of yours is an interesting one. No dissappointment this week either. A photo with character....great shot.

James said...

This is an excellent picture. The different monochrome shades go together very well.

But where are the shoes? j/k :)

Barbara Martin said...

A little step back in history to remind us times change.

Carolyn Ford said...

Times have changed, no doubt. This photo is so simple but yet says so much. I love the contrasts and broken window for texture! Amazing shot!

Della said...

Det verkar vara länge sedan någon tog hand om den byggnaden.

onangelwings said...

Such a sadness to this photo.
http://reesspace.blogspot.com/2009/10/monochrome-monday-adorned-porch.html

Robin said...

Great textures. Sad about the "time passing by" feeling, but I guess nothing ever stays the same.

Wenche said...

Ein gammal skule som gjorde seg bra i s/k. Denne skulen hadde nok ikkje eigen vaktmester, men det har jo ikkje skulane i dag heller:-)

Petunia said...

Jeg ble så inspirert av bildet ditt tidligere i dag at jeg rotet rundt i mitt eget arkiv etter noe fra "gamle dager" og så ble jeg med på Monochrome Weekly jeg også:)

Dimple said...

I like this picture, but I think it's sad that your old school has (apparently)been abandoned.

Lene said...

Hahaha :) Bildet sier jo alt om mangelen på nettopp en vaktmester ;) Men forfall er likevel en gave til oss fotogærne, og jeg likte dette bildet ditt veldig godt. Herlig med knust vindu, og halvmalt.

Fin uke i vente til dere :)

christina said...

Åh, så vackert, lappat och lagat!! Fint i mono!

Tone said...

Ja, tiden går... men flott bilde, og sikkert mange minner som dukket opp mens det ble tatt.

Squirrel said...

Love this, looks like the building is looking back.

Mona Sweden said...

Jag gillar gamla slitna byggnader. Dom gör sig alltid väldigt bra i svartvitt.

lynnwiles said...

You and your old windows, make a beautiful pair.

magiceye said...

truly vintage

Leslie: said...

Times sure have changed - here, too. Beautiful photo in black and white that really takes one back in time.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Are the windows broken or is that a relfection in them?

Bim said...

Looks interesting, but I hope the caretakers live somewhere more hospitable now :)

Malyss said...

A bit of nostalgy, a melancolic mood,and your camera makes you tell things that you did not want to tell,makes you rediscover pictures that were hidden in the backyard of your mind..

Liz said...

Very evocative.

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Daryl said...

It looks sad missing you too

Dina ... UK said...

They should still have them, there would be a lot less vandalism here if they did....

Nydia said...

I always love to evoque these times. Loved the photo, like a painting.

Kisses from Nydia.

Phoenix C. said...

This looks wistful and full of character. It must have been quite an experience visiting your old school and seeing it like this.

AVCr8teur said...

So sad to see a place from one's past run down. If the caretaker can't take care of his/her quarters, I wonder what the rest of the school looks like.

Janie said...

Looks like this poor old building badly needs a caretaker!

katney said...

Is the school still a school? Mine closed long ago and is now a parish community services center.

Ida said...

Trist "blikk".
Håper at du har mange gode minner fra de dagene og årene iallefall.