Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Evil Eyes In the Fireplace

I love a good blaze and am lucky to have a fireplace in the living room to play with.

Sometimes it is filled with candles in jars

sometimes we build a proper fire and, on occasions, we just burn a few bits of paper for fun...

See how the evil eyes gradually appear over the next three photos as the paper starts to smoulder!


Monday, 23 November 2015

Frost Patterns

I have posted so many pics now that I can't remember if I've posted these before. However, they are beautiful, seasonal and very relevant to today... The first frost we softy southerners have had this autumn/winter.

This is the pattern on the car windscreen.

So I sat in the front seat and took the picture through the front window.

Blue sky (as is almost inevitable with a frosty morning, seeing as its a lack of the warm cloud-cover blanket that leads to the frost)

and the dark patches are the contrast with the hedge alongside the house.

Seemed a shame to scrape it off really but needs must... and at least it was immortalised forever and experienced a little world-wide fame. That's more than most of us will achieve. Not bad for frost!

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Spiders' Webs

Autumn walking in misty mornings can produce some lovely webs.

These have had a little editing help to become clearer but look all the better for it. There were on railings, bushes and lock bridges down near the river.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Seagulls' Feet

This is the fascinating prints made by the feet of many seagulls on the beach at Swanage.

It's rather like those diagrams that try to teach people how to dance.

Like that.

Monday, 16 November 2015


You know a lot of Graffiti is the ugly kind you get alongside railway lines, where someone rushes to spray their bit of fame before getting caught?

Well there is a tunnel near Waterloo Station in London where Graffiti is not only allowed but positively encouraged.

It is called the Leake Street Graffiti Tunnel and is well worth a visit if you're looking for an unusual place to go and take photos in London.

Here are the pics I took

Even the central railings are decorated.

Its huge enough for two lanes of traffic but closed to drivers.

Here's someone at work on their piece of the wall.

The defunct phone box equally decorated.

The jazzy floor patterns on the roadway.

The far end of the tunnel...

A monochrome wall...

Nearly out the other side...

and the outdoor area where work is still spreading along the walls.

Its not a threatening place to walk through at all, so if you get the chance and are near Waterloo Station, put it on your list of things to do.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Last of the Lego

It was a long tomorrow (sorry about that) but here, eventually, is the last of the Lego exhibition.

A whole room given over to a tyrannosaurus Rex (as it should be) so you could walk right round it.

What, at the time was 'TODAY' but is now, ironically, 'YESTERDAY' with One Direction.

And a notice to The 1D fans as well as the Lego builders.

A life sized phone box (part of the Best of British bits).

The Beatles (YESTERDAY).

And then there was a exhibition of smaller items that were made and then photographed in situ as if they were real, in a real environment eg Lego flip flops and towel then placed by a real pool and hung on a real hook poolside, Lego cloud and tree then placed in a desert scene. It was good for the brain to try and find them and remind yourself they were Lego, not real.

Sorry. I didn't photograph all of it cos there were so many people there, but here's a flavour of a few.

Lego model of the umbrella and then in situ...

Lego dog, and then in situ...

Good fun. Hope you liked it, Lego and Art fans!

Monday, 2 November 2015

Lego - Sad and Trapped!

This is nearly the last of the Lego Exhibition and documents the thought provoking stuff that makes you feel rather sad and melancholy, even though its only made out of little hard bricks.

They were cleverly done and thought provoking.

Tomorrow it will just be the entertaining finale!

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Lego and the Human Condition

We had a conker interlude but there are so many amazing pictures from the Lego exhibition earlier this year that I must show you some more!

Considering Lego is only small, brightly coloured blocks of plastic, the artist gets them to make some very poignant-feeling pieces.

And there will be more...