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.


Friday, 23 September 2011

Anger from up above

Dangling above a side road in Shoreditch, I can only make out a couple of the scribblings on these wooden tags. I can read: Taxxx, police and power. An interesting mix. From where I was when I photographed this scene I assumed that they were inspirational messages. Or perhaps good luck charms, like the Japanese display them. Apparently not!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Super Fantastique!

Peeking over the grey concrete surrounding Angel station, another brightly coloured superhero is in mid flight. I said I'd find another one, and now I have. Super happy. Now to find more...

Cool Moon and Fiery Saturn

The lampshade in my room often looks like a big, round moon, but from below looks more like Saturn. Two planets in one...

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

And it was all yellow...

I love the summer; I adore the heat, eating outdoors, paddling in the sea and everything that goes with these things. But there's something beautiful about when autumn hits. It seems like the world momentarily bursts into colour- a final flash of life before winter turns everything grey and washed out. It's scenes like this one that makes me appreciate nature all the more, I am forever awed that colours as strong and vibrant as this exist outside of the Dulux colour chart!

Painted Ladies

The painted window scenes depicted above are only the second of their kind I have seen, but I actively look out for such a thing. The first time I saw these 'fake windows' was in France and I was so delighted by it I took a couple of photos with the disposable camera I had with me. Since then, I noticed this very similar scene in Colchester a couple of weeks ago. Very creative, and also a great way of decorating any bricked in windows.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Interestingly I found this amazing deco-esq church, complete with a huge golden spike, opposite the Science Museum. I love how science and religion can happily share each others space.

Pie in the sky (well on the ceiling)

My boyfriend took me to this lovely pub in Colchester the other weekend. Whilst enjoying a pint of ale we sat under this sign inside. After admiring it for a while I noticed that someone had written pie on the adjoining wall. Wonder what type of pie they were referring to...

Sunday, 11 September 2011

L + D 4eva

I always loved carving things into trees as a kid- I like the idea that as the tree grows your message gets higher and higher. I don't know who L and D are but I hope they last as long as their inscription does.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Ships in the sky

High up above my home town of Farnham these golden ships glide above the rooftops. What are simply gilded weather vanes, these sailed boats add a sense of intrigue and mysticism to the town.