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First of all, my apologies if you had trouble accessing chromasia at any point during the last 24 hours, particularly between 7pm and 9pm GMT yesterday evening, but the HDR shot of the Riverdance I put up the other day found its way onto the front page of digg (the permalink is here). As a result we had 17k unique visitors yesterday and have had over 28k today. The server's coping OK now, but it did seem to slow down for a while yesterday evening.

As for this shot: this is Libby's favourite from the five shots I mentioned yesterday. And I guess that's about all I have to say about this one, other than that it seems wrong, somehow, that a photograph of such a significant building should now be hanging in the window of a second-hand shop in a seaside town in the North West of England.

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comment by YETi at 09:04 PM (GMT) on 12 February, 2008

HAHA I'm sitting here in front of my PC looking at your latest entry and just to my right is the exact same picture hanging on the wall. WOW how spooky!

comment by csj @ id7.co.uk at 10:18 PM (GMT) on 12 February, 2008

That was an IKEA favourite for a while, nice capture, and how come burgers up north are only £2.00, bargain, I'm coming back for some food!!!!, would be interested to hear your views on the second of the series on id7.co.uk that you said 'I'd nailed'... let me know if you get 5mins..... csj

comment by Sharla at 03:42 AM (GMT) on 13 February, 2008

You really don't see that shot or any similar in the States—it's too painful. Maybe it hangs in tribute or just from neglect. Obviously the picture and the shop go together and it does make one wonder the circumstances why.

comment by JVL at 04:05 AM (GMT) on 13 February, 2008

I hope the increased traffic helps sell some tute's - though I suppose you don't really have an HDR one to accompany the image.

Sometimes I look at your images and they are so incredibly sharp and clean, and crisp and clear and whatever acronym I can think of and I just wonder what I'm not doing at home to get shots this good. Maybe it's the coffee, or maybe it's an onset of MS - you give me a great reason to keep coming back!

comment by Jennifer at 10:06 AM (GMT) on 13 February, 2008

Good shot though rather sad. I like the way that NY's night sky contains impressions of buildings in Blackpool - surreal!

comment by Peter at 11:31 AM (GMT) on 13 February, 2008

i don't like the dirt on die window, but it is a nice picture-in-picture-photo :)

comment by Paul H. Tieck, Colombia South Amerika at 12:02 PM (GMT) on 13 February, 2008

i find this shot wonderfull. It is very sharp and i can read the txt below in the NY print. To make such photos, one must have a spetial feeling which is mostly not given to people to go past.

Same opinion for your open closed

comment by Kay from www.fantasticphotos.110mb.com at 05:55 PM (GMT) on 13 February, 2008

Oh yes, b/w is perfect to this theme. Good old days.

comment by djn1 at 06:17 PM (GMT) on 13 February, 2008

Thanks all.

comment by Tim at 07:11 PM (GMT) on 13 February, 2008

My dentist still has that poster on her wall.

comment by Xavier Rey at 08:57 PM (GMT) on 11 March, 2008

excellent !!

comment by Laszlo at 10:01 AM (GMT) on 11 June, 2008

I got the exact same photo (also from IKEA) hanging on my wall. :) It's been hanging there now for over 5 years, so it'll be replaced soon.

comment by Tom at 01:27 AM (GMT) on 16 December, 2008

Amazing, just amazing.