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 February 2012

Til Death

I've noticed this sign a few times on the way back from work but it is always too dark to take a picture. Last week I made sure on my way to work to turn around and get a quick snap. Funerals are never fun. I've seen a lot of funeral parlours that dress death up as something that needs lots of money and glitz pumped into it to make it an acceptable part of life. Each to their own I guess.This company seems to be part of the old club and seems to stand for a quiet, solemn affair. It's sign suggests simplicity and functionality which I think are never bad things at a dark time in someones life.

My Goodness My Guinness

I love this old advert for Guinness above a pretty chavvy looking pub in Colchester. My boyfriend and I are looking for a place to live around that area and although I love this vintage sign- I cant see myself drinking here anytime soon! I'm not sure if the clock that tops it all off is part of the sign or has just been whacked on to complete this pyramid of circles. Either way I like it. Guinness O'Clock!

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Enter the Freud

Nice punning on the top of the Covent Garden Odeon.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Property is Theft

Another find on the way to work. This piece of graffiti is high up above a really run down looking old hotel- which I'm assuming is now a block of flats. Next door a massive development is taking place where lots of new houses are  being built. If property is theft: there's a hell of a lot of thieving going on around here.

Bath Time

My camera hates the dark- which is a shame as this sign looks awesome all lit up at night time. I walk past the baths on my way to work and love this retro sign. I still haven't been inside yet but I hope it is as cool as I imagine it to be.

Monday, 6 February 2012

View from the bath

Everytime I have a bath this is the view I get from through the glass shelves above me. Really should give those shelves a scrub and a tidy up!

Raise a fist

I caught sight of this huge sign as I crossed the Thames on the way to Waterloo station. There was a couple of teenagers zooming about on skateboards below it accompanied by one wielding a very smart looking camera. I think that it was quite fitting that below this huge statement a bunch of kids were having a laugh and trying to create something artistic at the same time. That, in my eyes, is the way of winning such a battle. People are increasingly complaining that modern life is hollow and unfulfilling but it doesn't have to be that way. Less focus on money and more on enjoyment and simple creativity does wonders for the soul. Sound like such an old hippie don't I?!

Friday, 3 February 2012

Northern Steel

Loving these steel girders above the escalator to the tube at Euston today. Something quite retro and industrial looking about them. If I was an Apple fan I'd probably 'instagram' this up so it looked vintage...but I reckon doing that is a bit bollocks and trendy so I'll leave it how it is!

Come on in...

A fantastic view of the lights inside the foyer/cafe of the Wellcome Collection. Simple but smart.