Ceiling Designs

miketaylor01miketaylor01 Registered Users Posts: 318 Major grins
edited October 16, 2004 in Landscapes
Here are some of the designs on the ceilings of the palace building I live in. I live on FOB Danger which actually comprises Saddams old palace complex in Tikrit. Some of the buildings are pretty incredible, but as I try to show below everything looks awesome from far, until you get up close and see how it was really made. Still pretty cool to see.

Design work on the ceiling of the 20x20 ft room in the center of the building. This ceiling is about 50 ft high. Pretty stunning from far.
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Some designs right above my bed
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and some more..
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All this design work seems to be made out of a cheap plaster and painted over. Like everything else that I have seen in all the palaces it looks beautiful from afar but once you get up close you see the true quality.
Mike

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Comments

  • wxwaxwxwax Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited October 15, 2004
    Cool stuff, Mike, thanks for posting that. I bet you could gets tons of interesting shots from inside the palaces. They must have interesting plays of light and shadow and shapes.
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  • snapapplesnapapple Registered Users Posts: 2,093 Major grins
    edited October 15, 2004
    Really neat, Mike. I love looking at your stuff.
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  • ian408ian408 Administrators Posts: 21,897 moderator
    edited October 15, 2004
    These are really cool!

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  • photocatphotocat Registered Users Posts: 1,334 Major grins
    edited October 16, 2004
    Ceilings
    I like the general view shot of the ceiling, it does look good from where you took the shot.
    But I also believe in detail shots, and as you say, you see how crummy it is made... The designed patterns are nice tho'.
    On to more palaces to show us more... interesting subject.
  • miketaylor01miketaylor01 Registered Users Posts: 318 Major grins
    edited October 16, 2004
    I will try to get some detail shots of the ceiling tonight if you all are interested... Just another chance to break out the 70-200.. cant wait..ylsuper.gif
    Mike

    Sigma SD9, SD14, and DP1
    http://miketaylor.giph.com
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