Tags for this photograph:
karakul, kara-kul, qaraqul, murghab, murghob, gorno badakhshan, tajikistan, travel, wall, window, boards, boarded up, reuse, planks, slats, style, pattern, texture, wood grain, peeling paint, crooked, window frame, barbed wire, white, blue, red
This is part of a series on windows and glass in Karakul – see the introduction for background.
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Just around the corner from the previous one I found another boarded up window much like it – clearly a job done by the same artist! (And a little less crooked – maybe because the pieces of wood used here were more regular.)
Apart from the carefully-arranged reused pieces of wood (with an unusual bit of (peeling) dark red paint), there’s an extra flourish of barbed wire. It won’t be very effective against a determined thief, but it sends a clear message.
I was amused by how two boarded-up windows in the same house could be similar and yet so different.
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1
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