If I were a writer of fiction, this photo would be on the cover of my novel. I am not sure to what genre the story would belong, but the image is definitely a mystery, one that has been haunting me ever since I captured it with my camera.
I was walking around Karlovasi, in the Greek island of Samos, where I recently spent a week (postcard from Samos), when my eyes encountered the enigmatic placement of a piece of kitchen furniture outside an obviously abandoned house.
The left door of the cupboard is wide open to show how bereft of content it is. What used to be stored inside it? Staples, maybe, like pasta and canned vegetables, or pots and pans, like in the cupboard next to my stove.
The drawers are protectively closed, though I can't imagine they contain anything. Yet, maybe a set of cutlery is still inside them, not the elegant one, reserved for celebrations, but the everyday set, which shows signs of years of daily use.
A piece of rope appears to want to secure the cupboard to a door, but that's futile, as the drawer can be pulled out and the one-eyed cupboard removed from its current place.
Unless the setup is meant to tempt the passerby to pull out the tied drawer, which will unleash a spell...
Maybe I should write this story: it will be titled The Adventures of the Captive Cupboard.
This week, I have the honor of hosting Black and White Wednesday - A Culinary Photography Event. created by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook and now organized by Cinzia of Cindystar. Send your contribution at simosite AT mac DOT com, namely
- your name
- your blog's name
- the image(s) (max 500 px wide, either orientation, max 150 kb file size)
You have until Tuesday, September 17 at midnight Pacific time to do so. If you are unfamiliar with the event or need a reminder of the rules, you will find the details in this post (and in Italian here). Feel free to use the logo below. If you have a photo, but no blog, send it to me and I will include it in the roundup, which will be published on Wednesday, September 18.
Since messages can get lost, please, contact me again if you don't get an answer to your email or a comment on your blog within a couple of days of emailing me.
This is my contribution to edition #97 of Black and White Wednesday - A Culinary Photography Event created by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook, now organized by Cinzia of Cindystar, and hosted this week by Simona of briciole.
The photo was shot in color and then converted to sepia (Lightroom preset Sepia Tone).
This post contains the gallery of images submitted to the event.
On this page, you can find out who is hosting the current and future editions of the event.