Friday, January 21, 2011

What's behind the truth window?

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You can easily see the lamps reflected for James' "Weekend Reflections."
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But you might have to enlarge the picture to see what is behind the truth window.
It is straw!
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We saw in this older post how the neighbors mixed straw, clay, sand, and water to make mud bricks.
The sustainability-minded family reinforced and repurposed an old shed with these new handmade mud bricks.
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17 comments:

Gunn said...

This is sooooo nice!
I like the composition, light/colors as well as the reflection!
Have a nice weekend!
Greetings from stavangerdailyphoto.com

'Tsuki said...

Funny how the reflection is actually more detail than the lamps this mirror is reflecting...

Carolyn Ford said...

So pretty! Beautiful mirrored image!

Louis la Vache said...

All things new again - the ancient way of making bricks used in a modern application.
;-D

Rayna Eliana said...

Great shot! Nice texture study.

Karen said...

Terrific shot, and I love that little window.

Kay L. Davies said...

Dina - I have been jumping up and down about strawbale houses ever since I moved to the prairie, where straw is cheap and wood isn't. Does anybody listen to me? No.
But maybe making those bricks - hmm.
Lots of strawbale houses have 'truth windows' like that. I like them because they look like southwest adobe, plus the walls are two feet thick and super-insulated.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

James said...

Nice shot! I really like this reflection.

Eki said...

At first glance, I thought the mirror was a painting. It's nice to know that there are people out there who care about environment.

Petrea said...

This kind of sustainable building is starting to win awards in the States. Good example!

Kay said...

Wow! This is really such an interesting photo. A mud brick house? Hmmmm... reminds me of the house Jon lived in Mali.

jeannette said...

When I enlarged the pic, I got what you meant with "straw": not a straw to sip your drink but dried up grass:)
Love the reflection btw -enjoy your weekend, Dina!

Dina said...

Shalom friends, thanks for your comments.
Note that the truth window is not a mirror. I think it is made of plastic. An accepted way of showing the inside of the wall.

The neighbor is also building a strawbale house which I'll show you later.

DawnTreader said...

Interesting. I had a look at this yesterday but then I didn't quite understand what I was looking at!

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Very interesting reflection. We have some thatched houses here with straw type roofs, but people always worry about the fire hazard!

VP said...

Very strange and at the same time so natural...

AMALTEA said...

Is an effect of trompe l'oeil, the whole atmosphere seems unrealistic a real space. A great blog.