This was the sign of a chocolate store in Rundle Mall, Adelaide. It had so much nostalgic charm to it, couldn’t help myself.

Whenever I see an old chocolate shop, I can’t help but think of Charlie & The Choc Factory. There is a sinister side to that movie, and the original novel too. I wanted that to come through on this. Abandoned and run down, post Willy Wonka, what happens to a place that looks happy, but is in fact, not?

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Original photo with rusted texture taken from free stock.

Canon 50D
58mm, 18 – 55
f7.1, 1/125, ISO 100

Edited 9pm

MCN: CN27G-1W1R4-3RS1D

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building, chocolate, factory, industrial, orange, parmi, red, rust, texture, yellow, photomanipulation, manipulation, grunge, scratch, haze, shadow, dark, stain, mark, dust, layer, andrew, paranavitana, nostalgic, nostalgia, old, worn, framed

Andrew is a Melbourne born, independent photographic artist who has exhibited and sold works globally.

Recreating the world as we forgot it..

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  • JKKimball
    JKKimballalmost 5 years ago

    This is outstanding parmi.
    wonderful lines.

  • Thank you so much mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Oncemore
    Oncemorealmost 5 years ago

    Great contrasts, color, and depth…just very cool work:)

  • Ah welcome back Vanessa.. And thanks very much for the great comment!! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • David  Howarth
    David Howarthalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning work pal

  • Cheers mate! Hope all is good over that end of the world!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvillealmost 5 years ago

    very cool!!!

  • Thank you so much Daisy :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurralmost 5 years ago

    Great title and excellent image, wonderful tones in this work.

  • Thank you very much Gary, glad you like it :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthalmost 5 years ago

    love this old sign, looks great

  • Thanks Larry, very much appreciated!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • RicAlexander
    RicAlexanderalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning work, I love everything about it. BRAVO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you Ric, so pleased you like it!! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Ant Vaughan
    Ant Vaughanalmost 5 years ago

    Great retro…you really nail these textures!

  • Thanks so much Ant!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Gorandos
    Gorandosalmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks very much!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • sfmilner
    sfmilneralmost 5 years ago

    Greetings Parmi; Wow, what a fantastic shot, to bad the neon sign was not lit up !

  • Thanks so much Steve! Glad you like this one. The sign looked like it hadn’t been lit up for a while now!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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