eindhoven, city in square

EINDHOVEN, CITY IN SQUARE                                           in 20 pictures     (dec 2014)

 

ehv 1 P1030994 bvan abbe museum for modern art

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Planning to bomb the germans in worldwar-ll, the citycentre of Eindhoven was destroyed by mistake. In Eindhoven it is said that until many years after the war, several citycouncels did do an almost bigger job in toring down almost every other remaining old building from its 700 years old past. What was left are the deserted Philipsfactories of the 20th century. Only recently those empty industrial buildings are being modernised into new urban functions. In addition architects have build some new creations. Overall the city is in an architecural way very uninspiring. As a citizen photographer, this dullness forms a challenge. Is it possible to picture a number of interesting views as waypoints showing direction to Eindhovens future citybuilding activities?

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ehv 2 P1030991 bold and new. st. catherinachurch reflection in the pressbuilding

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Being difficult to search for an inspiring collection of pictures, I chose some further limitations. All photographs have to be square; including only the hard materials of the building itself; so no green trees, no people, no signs of life; as little colours as possible, preferably 2 or 3, but no black&white; only a part of the building; no connection to its surroundings. The point is avoiding distraction with the purpose  to concentrate on the essence of the architecture.

Difficult to find inspiring pictures, the shooting process is very easy. Buildings don’t move (o.k., in Eindhoven they move down fast), and you can wait for good light. So there is no risc of blur, and you have freedom to chose optimal exposure&aperture. Postprocessing (mostly RAW, converted in lightroom) is hardly needed. Shots are taken with the panasonics L1 and GF1, and Fuji XE2..

 ehv 3 P1040387oldest philipsfactory and admiranttower

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  ehv 4 P1140247stairs (in color) in the musicbuilding

 

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ehv 5 DSCF7259admiranttower

 

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ehv 6 P1070228dynamocentre

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ehv 7 P1070173the blob

 

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ehv 8 P1070670the ‘white lady’. former philipsindustry

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ehv 9 P1070169philips lighttower

 

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ehv 10 P1030996cityhall tower

 

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ehv 12 P1070699vesteda tower

 

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ehv 13 P1050169fontys highscool

 

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ehv 15 a P1050042vesteda

 

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ehv 16 bbcatharina piaza

 

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ehv 17 DSCF7226the bijenkorf

 

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ehv 18 DFC_1150501admirant tower

 

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ehv 19 P1070012university of technics

 

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ehv 21 DSCF5563cityscape

 

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ehv 23 DSCF6907parktheatre

 

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ehv 15 b P1080375blob and philips tower

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