Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Red Stripe

It was only after I'd taken this photograph that I realised this building was a bank. I was heading along Baggot Street and the scaffolding looked very colourful in its protective sheathing. I felt that the symbol of a little house with a roof was a bit incongruous given the perilous state that the financial sector got itself into recently. So what drew me take the picture may have been the makeshift fragility of all that protection. The image of the little house is more of a "hut" like the Pizza Hut sign. But the hut itself is a temporary thing. Rather than protection it offers weakness and instability. We would like to believe that a bank is completely safe. But in life, there is no such thing as "completely safe".