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.


Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Nice trellis work...

... something you rarely get to say! Here's a lovely example in Clapham Junction just waiting to be overgrown with climbing flowers.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Not train-spotting in Brighton

When I used to live in Brighton I used to get the train a lot from the main station. I travelled back to the seaside a couple of weeks ago and, standing in the main train terminal, was surprised that I hadn't taken a photo of the architecture before. An intricate yet sturdy looking web of steel and curved glass, it gives the platforms the certain grandeur that has awarded this building that of a listed one.

Starspotting in Dublin

Rory Gallagher, one of my favourite musicians, has this small part of Dublin's Temple Bar dedicated to him. I love the addition of the guitar below the street name. Strangely I walked past this sign about three or four times before I noticed it. I'm glad I did.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Animal Silhouettes

 In the 'Strudel Bar' under Hansel und Gretel's in Bath is a stunning array of German paraphernalia. Tiny liederhosen, wooden cuckoo clocks and fairylights adorn the walls creating a perfect Christmassy wonderland. Slightly incongruous this time of year but lovely nonetheless. Up on the ceiling were these beautiful lampshades. Such a simple idea but very sweet indeed, much like the strudel itself...