This week, show us the effect of time and the elements.

Photo by Krista.

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On an unseasonably warm November evening, I had the chance to walk around Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District. There are 20 city blocks which date back to 1881, a time when Winnipeg, Manitoba was the fastest-growing city in North America. As the sun set, it cast the buildings in a warm glow and I had to capture these old, weathered signs.

Photo by Krista.

I look at these relics from the past and wonder what they’ve been witness to over the years: from horses and buggies, to buses and cars. From trilbies and fedoras, to baseball caps and beanies. They’ve survived decades of sun, wind, rain, storms, and even floods. I love how the typefaces evoke different eras in time, a reminder that there’s beauty to be found in the ephemeral and impermanent.

How will you interpret weathered? Will you capture a lined, smiling face as you practice street photography? A piece of beach glass worn smooth by the waves? A snow-covered path carved by the wind? Have fun with your interpretation!

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  1. This photo is beautiful, I love how the sun is setting just perfectly for all aspects of the signs can show, especially the typefaces, that is something you talked about perfectly. The typefaces show a different realm of life to us, imagine what those typefaces meant to those who had written them back in the day?

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  2. Along the east bank of the Danube river, there lies a memorial composed of different sizes and styles of weathered period shoes. Cast out of iron, the 60 pairs were meant to depict the shoes that the men, women, and children left behind on the bank after they were killed by the Arrow Cross militiamen in Budapest in 1944-45. After being shot at close range at the edges of the Danube, their bodies fell into the river and carried away by the currents.

    In my travels, it’s one of the most touching memorials that I’d visited. Looking at the shoes, it’s not difficult to imagine the pain and the loss that the victims and survivors of this brutality had to endure.

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