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House of Mosaics - Herts - Jan 2012

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Els

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What can I say about it this place? From the outside it's just a very plain nondescript building, but on the inside, wow!

Loads of childrens toys left lying about for some reason and a few books but little else. Sorry about the pictures, it was quite a small space and I had to sort it all out in pretty much in pitch blackness due to the boarding; even the Sigma 10-20 was struggling on the wangle and it was quite hard to light them and frame them, but I'm sure you get the idea. Upstairs was completely and utterly stripped and was basically like any other plain semi so I left it. The junk piled up in the middle of the front room is fencing from the garden. Weird.

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Now that is weird!
Fantastically well lit pics considering! :)
 

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The term 'delusions of grandeur' spring to mind for whoever used to live there.
 

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The term "Turkish brothel" springs to mind as well :laugh:

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Isn't it wierd! :confused: If I had to guess I'd have said it was owned by an Asian Muslim - the geometric patterns positively scream Islam. As I understand it their religion states they cannot create images of Allah so in order to glorify His name in art they create geometric patterns instead. There's one picture where the tiles exhibit classic Islamic interlinking lines running across the top of an arch.

BUT... you then see a kiddies toy which is typical of the "decadent west" and which no devout Muslim would allow their kids near... isn't that a Barbie in one photo? Can you really see a Muslim allowing his little girl to have an American bimbette dolly which when naked is 38D 22 34??? Barbie in a Burkah? Nah...

Regarding the photos I reckon you did a great job, especially as it was in the dark!

All together this is a stunnintg find and a stunning report, great job!!! :)
 
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