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Posted on 08/09/23 08:28:38 AM
Steve Caplin
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Challenge 971: Escher's Hotel
The Hotel de Ville (town hall) in La Rochelle has undergone extensive remodelling after its 2013 fire, both restoring the grand hall to its original condition and building a striking modern council chamber in the attic above it.

On a recent tour I was struck by this staircase, which reminded me of the works of M C Escher or, more recently, the meticulous constructions of our own DavidMac.

Can you populate it appropriately? Or incorporate it into another setting?

High res is here.



Posted on 08/09/23 11:39:28 AM
lwc
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Re: Challenge 971: Escher's Hotel
First impression... not animated.




Posted on 08/09/23 4:04:12 PM
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Re: Challenge 971: Escher's Hotel
Well what a coincidence!

I am off on Tuesday to Den Haag (the Hague) a delightful town in Holland. Far less known than Amsterdam it is in fact the capital. Interestingly it was the home of M C Escher and houses the Escher Museum.

I shall be there all week so opportunity for me to contribute to this challenge is going to be severely limited indeed.

Not sure what I can do in a hurry ...........

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Posted on 08/09/23 10:56:56 PM
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Re: Challenge 971: Escher's Hotel
Enjoy your trip David.

Lovely quickie Lloyd!

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Posted on 09/09/23 07:35:02 AM
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Re: Challenge 971: Escher's Hotel
http://vimeo.com/862622841

Such a beautiful staircase. It reminds of the one in Harry Potter.
Loyd, that little boy looks like his is having the time of his life. I think if you animated him, there would certainly be tears before bedtime.
David, have a great time in Holland and enjoy the museum.
Quick one from me this week, I'll be away for a few days.




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Posted on 09/09/23 10:24:29 AM
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Re: Challenge 971: Escher's Hotel
Lovely Anna. You have somewhat taken the wind from my sails as I was working along similar lines to your still image.

Hmmmmm ......

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Posted on 09/09/23 3:23:25 PM
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Re: Challenge 971: Escher's Hotel
Thanks Dennis and Anna... good one Anna!

Posted on 09/09/23 3:26:39 PM
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Posted on 09/09/23 10:13:39 PM
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Re: Challenge 971: JEALOUSY .........
Yes .... well ......... that's all three of us been tempted by 'mirroring' so far .............

Good to see the moose again Loyd.

The existing perspective is so dominant that to do something 'Escherian' would require a complete disassembly and re-assembly. I quite simply don't have time for that. So I have settled for a sort of partial rebuild. It's very rushed and lots of the perspective doesn't bear close examination.

But, as my Jamaican mother in law would have put it 'Man 'pon galloping horse na gwan notice!".

Please mount up before criticising Steve.



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Posted on 09/09/23 11:32:27 PM
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Re: Challenge 971: Escher's Hotel
David the overall effect is very pleasing: you have clearly put a bit of effort into this, and I'm sure Steve is going to like as well

Posted on 10/09/23 07:05:21 AM
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Re: Challenge 971: Escher's Hotel
michael sinclair wrote:
David the overall effect is very pleasing: you have clearly put a bit of effort into this, and I'm sure Steve is going to like as well


Thank you Michael. Its the kind of effort I enjoy. Often one the biggest time consumers is web searching for figures and accessories and then making a good extraction. Whenever I make a cut out of a person or accessory it goes into my personal library of cut outs. To speed things up everything in this image, except the re-build itself, came ready cut out from that library.

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Posted on 10/09/23 3:08:26 PM
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Re: Challenge 971: Escher's Hotel
David that's a work of art you have created. I wish I had done that. I am green with envy.




Posted on 11/09/23 3:40:50 PM
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Re: Challenge 971: Escher's Hotel
Thank you Michael. Its my kind of 'stuff'. Light and architecture. If you look closely it's full of perspective inconsistencies.


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Posted on 11/09/23 3:53:23 PM
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Re: Challenge 971: Moggy mix up ......
This is my last. Tomorrow gone. It's closest I can get in one day to an illusion using Steve's image. In the end, it's barely an illusion and it's not really even his image ...... I have simply taken steps and beams from it and built my own.

So which Moggy is going up and which Moggy is coming down? Or is it which moggy is coming up and which Moggy is going down?




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Posted on 12/09/23 4:46:36 PM
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Re: Challenge 971: Escher's Hotel
Caption Competition

Because I couldn't think of anything apt or amusing to say I am opening my image up as a caption competition




Posted on 12/09/23 5:01:30 PM
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Re: Challenge 971: JEALOUSY .........
But, as my Jamaican mother in law would have put it 'Man 'pon galloping horse na gwan notice!". ?

And I thought that "Nout a chap on a cantering 'oss would 'ave t'even reckoned." was a good old Yorkshire saying


Posted on 12/09/23 5:05:38 PM
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Re: Challenge 971: JEALOUSY .........
Ant Snell wrote:
But, as my Jamaican mother in law would have put it 'Man 'pon galloping horse na gwan notice!". ?

And I thought that "Nout a chap on a cantering 'oss would 'ave t'even reckoned." was a good old Yorkshire saying



Likely the origin! I'm sure more than a few Yorkshire men ended up in the colonies.

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Posted on 12/09/23 5:39:43 PM
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There's only person I can imagine that belong on those stairs.



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Posted on 12/09/23 10:34:11 PM
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Re: Challenge 971: Escher's Hotel
dwindt wrote:
There's only person I can imagine that belong on those stairs.




Posted on 12/09/23 11:22:22 PM
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Re: Challenge 971: Escher's Hotel
Great entries all - Anna loved yours - I went the other way.


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