Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

This week’s challenge is Inside. I was going in a few different directions until I saw this shot at the Tate Modern by Mrs. Carmichael. Even though I’m being a bit of a copy cat, Mrs. Carmichael’s capture reminded me of an image I took in Berlin in July, at the Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism.


I like the symmetry of the shot, the angles, the light. I like the sense of isolation and solitude that the picture evokes, the curiosity – what’s in there? – and the quiet reverence. I love the woman in the picture, a stranger, arrayed in her peppy pink jacket and bold red backpack, and the lonely bicycle parked in the monument’s shadow. She can flee, and yet, she remains.

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11 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

  1. Oh, I love this photo and it’s a so much nicer ‘box’ too. Is it her bike?

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  4. fromgreentoblue says:


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  6. seeker says:

    The picture is great and I want to know what’s inside. Do tell.

  7. Great photo for inside! Now im wondering what is actually inside!?

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  9. randasfans says:

    Inside: originally there was looped silent video footage of two men kissing. According to the Wikipedia article (linked above), the video footage will be changed every two years and will also include women. When I was there the video featured old footage of several different couples embracing and laughing and kissing in different public settings.

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