empty spaces (week 3)

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© petey whitelaw

Photo license: © All rights reserved

the berkelouw bookstore. paddington.
level 3. the second hand floor.
its always empty. waiting.

i found this place 13 years ago. its without a doubt, my utter most absolute favourite place to shoot photos. it has been now since i picked up a camera. but then i also go there and just hang. lately its to slide around on the old wooden ladder, find the oldest, smelliest book i can.

then, the sun smashes that window at about 11am, i quickly pull up the blinds, and when shooting through a plastic lens you never ever know what will happen...
the berkelouw. it kicks ass.

my diana too

24 responses

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (15 Sep 2009):

    Petey! THIS kicks ass! Now, what can I get you?:)

  • petey whitelaw

    petey whitelaw said (15 Sep 2009):

    you got anything on the fighting ships in the napoleonic wars? wait. i got that already...

  • nö

    (Deleted) gave props (16 Sep 2009):

    a kick ass photo of (it seems) a kick ass place. (i really love this one)

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (16 Sep 2009):

    very cool shot - as soon as I saw it I remembered it. love love it.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (16 Sep 2009):

    And the rockin' of Penny's Theme Park continues...

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (16 Sep 2009):

    Awesome shot! I can see why you like it so much, Petey!

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (16 Sep 2009):

    Petey, i just love this photo! I didn't get to visit this bookstore when i was there, but i did pass it at one point. I remember looking all along the main street, until i saw it. because of this photo... next time, i'm going for sure!

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (16 Sep 2009):

    another dream shot...I love this too!

  • conchita. del. mundo.

    conchita. del. mundo. gave props (16 Sep 2009):

    yes, the berkelouw kicks ass and so do you.

  • Sean-Michael Gettys

    Sean-Michael Gettys gave props (17 Sep 2009):

    perfect empty space photo and story. makes me want to be there. I miss my days at a similar store in S. CA

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (17 Sep 2009):

    This is absolutely incredible also - stunning work...!!

  • Aelica

    Aelica (Deleted) gave props (18 Sep 2009):

    the mood here is amazing...great shot!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (18 Sep 2009):

    Excellent, what more can I say?

  • Jake Booher

    Jake Booher gave props (28 Sep 2009):

    simply amazing man. makes me consider getting a diana.

  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler gave props (29 Sep 2009):

    what a great spot

  • s w

    s w gave props (29 Sep 2009):

    what an amazing shot and place. thanks for sharing!

  • jan cain

    jan cain gave props (3 Oct 2009):

    oh how i miss u!!!!!!!!!!! u rock... a sight for sore eyes... this image rocks!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (18 Oct 2009):

    Can't see your sleeping bag there Petey, great capture mate!

  • Chrisso Newton

    Chrisso Newton (Deleted) gave props (24 Nov 2009):

    now that is AWESOME!

  • riverS

    riverS (Deleted) gave props (28 Nov 2009):

    excellent

  • Megan Kay Brimm

    Megan Kay Brimm gave props (13 Dec 2009):

    haunting...but pretty. i like it

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (2 Jan 2010):

    i really REALLY love this photo... a LOT. I so wish I had time to stop in for a visit... next time I'm in OZ, you'll have to meet me here and buy me a nice cup of coffee... :~)

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