Sometimes photography just happens. The Significant Other and I are vacationing in Grisons in Switzerland. Unwinding, relaxing, mainly hiking around the beautiful mountain landscape. Today we had an off-day. In the afternoon we drove to close by Flims, the principal Ski Resort in the area. Now, in summer, it basically is deserted, apart from mountain bikers, a few tourists and the local folks. Shopping for some groceries, we entered recently built, futuristic looking shopping center that is mainly built underground. I took out my iPhone 14 Pro and started snapping pictures of the shiny modern architecture, already thinking monochrome. Then the man appeared on the top of the escalator, with the rest of the scene totally deserted. Like the last man in one of those end of civilization movies. I had my street photograph and a story.
William Shakespeare said “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women, merely players”. My stage today was the empty underground futuristic looking shopping center in a little Swiss Ski Resort. Looking around for more shots along the line of my last man theme, I saw the sweater over the armrest of the abandoned designer seating area below the escalators. And finally a shot of the empty “arena”. After the last man has left….
Images taken with my iPhone 14 Pro. Postprocessing in Lightroom Classic.
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