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.
You might enjoy it.
You might see something good.
Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Monday, 30 January 2012
Sunday, 22 January 2012
Thursday, 5 January 2012
Another Amsterdam graffiti find- this time in the form of a sticker. Not sure I agree with this sentiment- on the contrary I think the More you know the better...but I can understand how some people think the ignorance can be bliss-at least in the short term.
I included a picture a couple of months back of some shutters near St Paul's, commenting on how Dutch they looked. Now here is the real deal in all its glory. I saw loads on my visit but this one, being the largest building I saw them on, seemed like the most striking.
Tuesday, 3 January 2012
Happy New Year!! and all that... Hope it's been a good one. Mine was particularly good which is unusual (new year is inevitably very disappointing) as I spent it with my boyfriend in Amsterdam. I only got back yesterday and so there is due to be a flurry of holiday snaps. These first two are from inside the first metro carriage I got on on the way to the hotel. Each metro is decorated with a different design and, whilst a bit bizarre, are pretty cool.