‘Lunchtime In The Plaza II’
‘Lunchtime In The Plaza’
‘Birds Used To Sit Here And Watch People Far Below’
Detail of the sculpture shown in the previous post Half Buried Memories .
The carved inscription gives the title to this entry.
(for the record, birds still sit, and shit, on the sunken parapet)
‘Sitting By The Front Door’
‘Behind The Wall’
This shot found me peering over a stone wall in a quiet Scottish fishing town.
A lush lawn and garden is revealed, in contrast to the wall’s austerity.
Some people have hard, stony exteriors which don’t invite you in.
Maybe the facades hide softer, verdant souls…
‘Beach Polo, Parangahau Beach’
(#10 in a series of shots of small town New Zealand)
‘Antiques Dealer, Te Kuiti’
(#9 in a series of shots of small town New Zealand)
London October 2019
Here be summer.
Coming on, and growing by the shortening day. We’ve just passed the longest day but the weather will get hotter. That’s odd I think.
But maybe it’s all about intensity.
Quality, not quantity and all that.
The qualities of scorching heat and brilliant UV-blitzed light will inhabit our little part of the planet, and suffuse us with those same elements, as if by osmosis.
Languid days will create relaxed, kinder people.Doing just what they fancy, just because they can. Holidays at this time of year certainly help!
And we will be, temporarily at least, the best versions of ourselves, all flowers and blues skies.
So, the scene is set…let play begin!
“Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally….nothing people do is because of you. It is because of themselves.”
– Don Miguel Ruiz, from ‘The Four Agreements’
So, yesterday’s post, “Block 6 & Block 7”,featured two buildings across from my Auckland City work office.This one, just around the corner, is another linear edifice, doing just enough to block the view but not tall enough to threaten the heavens.
Reflective glass sends back the message of the other side of the street, but there are chinks where you can sense humanity within the cubes of concrete, steel and glass – clothes on a rack, pictures on a wall ,lampshades -random personal paraphernalia .
Hope the owners within are doing more than just scraping by…