#504 Peeling Paint
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eyerise
Registered: Feb 22, 2012
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Country: Canada

Image from the old Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce building in Dawson City, Yukon.



ESC in KC
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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Bet there's a fair amount of lead in it too! Good choice of perspective for the photo.



mark fadely
Registered: Oct 09, 2005
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Paint is the main "feature" of these walls and you presented it nicely. Lots of stories within those layers of paint.



Oregon Gal
Registered: Nov 02, 2008
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I find it interesting that the building is sided with what appears to be corrugated metal.



eyerise
Registered: Feb 22, 2012
Total Posts: 10
Country: Canada

Oregon Gal, you are right it is actually corrugated metal, in fact the majority of the building facade is metal made to look like stone work. It was build in a rush in the gold rush (along with the the rest of the 'city').

ESC, the paint most likely has lead in it, but I also think the metal underneath it may contain a even more lead!

Mark, thanks for the comment.



birdied
Registered: May 02, 2010
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Beautiful texture in this shot.

Birdie



James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
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Man - there must have been a sale on orange paint a few years ago. Good entry!