Do you begin and end your day with the world framed by a window or windscreen? Maybe it’s your own or perhaps it is the fingerprint smeared one of the bus or train. Do you run? Or cycle? Do you stare ahead, focussed on the point of horizon, enjoying the sensation of the landmarks flying past you? Or do you walk? Head dead ahead. Music sounding. Telephone chattering. Daydreaming.

Have you walked or driven the same route for as long as you can remember? Have you one day, for whatever reason, looked up and seen something that surprised you? A building above a shop perhaps? A blue plaque? A piece of graffiti impossibly high up? A flag. This blog is about what you can see when you tilt your chin and see a different view of your everyday world.

Look up.

You might enjoy it.

You might see something good.


Monday, 16 May 2011

sunlit stairwell

The Kunsthaus Tacheles (Art House Tacheles), Berlin

This photo is of the stairwell of an old department store in Berlin which, now disused, was being squatted by artists. The inside walls were adorned with graffiti as well as the various resident artist’s work. Whilst wandering between rooms I crossed the landing and looked up and saw the light flooding in. 

Friday, 13 May 2011

there's something on the ceiling

Whenever entering a house of worship or prominence it’s always best to check out what is happening on the ceiling. No doubt this will be the most elaborate of the decor. I’ve never quite worked out why but it always seems so.

The Pantheon, Rome

The Dali Museum, Figueres

Gaudi's Garden, Barcelona

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

under the tree tops

I took this photo a while back when it snowed on the South Downs in Brighton. A friend and I went for a walk in the snow, it was like stepping into Narnia. At one point I looked up whilst standing between two trees and this is what I saw. The bough was laden with snow and although the trees were strong and old they still managed to look delicate with all their intricate branches woven into each other.

moon in the daytime

Does anyone else find it oddly ethereal when they can see the moon in the daytime? Of course the moon is always there, whether we can see it or not. It just seems rather special when the sun and the moon are in each others company. Reminds me that we are just a tiny planet lurking around in space, just like them and I think sometimes it’s good to feel small.

cat up a wall

This photo is of a wall down an alley down the side of churchyard back home. I’m not sure how long the paw print has been up there- but I’ve always wondered which humorous mason decided to put it so high up and whose naughty cat got into a brick factory.