July theme day: Upside down


I have to admit, I really had to go hunting to find something good for today's theme. I had a few other ideas, but they seemed too easy. I wanted something more unexpected. So here is today's shot - it's an upward angle into a light concentrator in the Potsdamer Platz train station.

When Potsdamer Platz was rebuilt after German Reunification, everything was supposed to be ultra-modern and futuristic. Someone had the idea that these concentrators could be used to bring natural light into the S-Bahn station. Basically the concentrator is a long tube with a mirror, the mirror brings the light in and then it travels down the tube to the station. At least that's how it's supposed to work. In reality, it just makes a little circle of light on the ground, but it's still a neat idea.

It seems crazy we're already halfway through the summer. Where did June go? I am still waiting to hear back from my job interviews. Waiting is so hard, but I have a good feeling. Don't forget to check out the other CDP bloggers participating in today's theme, just click here.

PS: Happy Canada Day!!!

26 comments:

  1. I remember these things: they are spectacular and quite right for this theme day!

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  2. Good job finding this one, Hal! It's unique! (And I agree: I'm wondering where the entire last six months went!)
    My fingers are still crossed for you.

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  3. Good idea, pity that it not works out as meant.

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  4. Very interesting and curiosity-provoking photo, nice shot.

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  5. Hmm . . . could maybe use a little extra thought as to how to distribute that light underground. Surely there is a way

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  6. This sounds like the same idea as the solar light in our kitchen...it brings in lots of light (esp. on a sunny day) and sometimes on a moonlit night, you can actually see enough to move around the kitchen without getting immolated! :)

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  7. Bringing the outside-in, or the upside-down. I love the way your brain was thinking with this one.

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  8. Clever thinking on your part, Hal!

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  9. I NEVER would have guessed anything close. Love it.

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  10. I feel like I've seen this done somewhere else before. It is an interesting concept.

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  11. Light at the end of the tunnel! Good one!

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  12. It may not have done a great job as intended, but it certainly puts the light on your theme day image!

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  13. Interesting, I didn't know this.

    Halfway through summer? Hey, there's 2 3/4 months of it left!

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  14. Good luck with your job-hunting! The light is at the end of the tunnel ...My son lives in Berlin but has found a new job in ... New York

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  15. Good luck with your job-hunting! The light is at the end of the tunnel ...My son lives in Berlin but has found a new job in ... New York

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  16. Happy Canada Day! What a cool photo :)

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  17. Perfect. You’ve made a great Theme Day post. I'm glad you picked this for today. Thanks for the informative text. And best wishes for great news about the job interviews!

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  18. Great theme day. Always love the way you share the backstory! Didn't catch what kind of jobs you are applying for, but good luck!

    Janis
    GDP
    http://www.greensborodailyphoto.com/2015/06/y-is-for-yum-yum.html

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  19. Very interesting photograph and background info.

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  20. It has a rather sci-fi feel to it.

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  21. What a super idea Hal, it looks like the light is disappearing away down the tunnel. ditto what William said!

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  22. What a super idea Hal, it looks like the light is disappearing away down the tunnel. ditto what William said!

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  23. What a super idea Hal, it looks like the light is disappearing away down the tunnel. ditto what William said!

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