Scavenger Hunt #34 – Paint

Façade of the Schweizer Heimatwerk, with a wall painting by Wilhelm Hart showing a man on a rowboat and a woman holding goods on her head.

My goal with Hunt 34 was to do something closer to a “real” Scavenger Hunt and to take all my shots outside in the city. I have a mix of “found shots” and “places I know where I’ll be able to take a shot” for this round, and that felt pretty good. I also have a new, more compact camera than my Pentax “monster” – so I also wanted the opportunity to shoot with it more and get more comfortable with it: my other goal for this Hunt was “everything shot with the Fuji”.

“Paint” was one of these “found shots”. I knew there was multiple places in Zürich with painted façades, so I wasn’t too worried about finding which. It turns out that this mural is on the façade of the Schweizer Heimwerk, a shop that sells “Swiss stuff”, and it seemed like a good idea for my overarching theme. I framed it with the windows, the pipe on the left and the stairs/catwalk in the bottom to give a better sense of location.

Since then, I also looked into the origin of this painting. It was painted in 1939 by Wilhelm Hartung, who also painted numerous other façades in the city (including one very close to my apartment!), and I apparently have a Wikipedia page to translate to French and English 😉

Here’s the original picture I took, from the other side of the Limmat:

Façade of the Schweizer Heimatwerk, with a wall painting by Wilhelm Hart showing a man on a rowboat and a woman holding goods on her head.
CameraFujifilm X-30 II
LensFujinon XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR
Focal length88 mm
F-NumberF/6.4
Exposure time1/100 s
ISO250

The complete Scavenger album is available here: the Paint album.

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