Black and white scaffolding

Today I’ve pulled out a photo of some bamboo scaffolding from my father’s World War Two album. Next to it, I’m placing a photo I took a few weeks ago of some scaffolding against an apartment block under construction. While the old 1940s photo is blurry, it’s clear enough to tell us that the scaffoldingContinue reading “Black and white scaffolding”

365 Unusual Things: 281-287

281. After the constant rain of the past days, a local stream has flooded and a little bridge is under a heap of water. I couldn’t continue my walk. 282. Our son gave us a coffee tamper to use with our Italian manual coffee machine (which he also chose). He assured us the expensive tamperContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 281-287”

365 Unusual Things: 274-280

274.  Came upon a large structural artwork in a redeveloped part of town that was once industrial wasteland. Each of the 36 massive pillars has water dribbling down from the top and dripping heavily on the ground. Its name is LESS. By Chilean architect Pezo von Ellrichshausen. 275. Daylight saving began today and I wasContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 274-280”

Black and white murals

Not far from where I live there is some excellent graffiti of faces painted on a series of light-coloured walls beneath an overpass. It’s in black and grey, so there wasn’t much to lose by photographing it in black and white, which I did a few weeks ago. The graffiti artist signed his work Voir.Continue reading “Black and white murals”

365 Unusual things: 267-273

267. In an unfamiliar shopping centre I had to stop and wait for a small children’s train to pass in front of the grocery store. 268. Watched my 33-year-old son perform in a quartet, wearing a Buzz Lightyear costume. 269. On a late night walk, another son found a pigeon flapping about on the groundContinue reading “365 Unusual things: 267-273”

365 Unusual Things: 260-266

260. Looking for a café in a country town today, I found one that’s vegetarian, vegan and rawist. I’ve never heard this last word. Didn’t go there. 261. Had family photos taken today on an old Rolleicord film camera. 262. Just watched 3.5 hours of the Queen’s funeral. The first and last time I’ll haveContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 260-266”

Black and white fruit

Since I was small I’ve loved a photo in my father’s World War Two album of an Egyptian weighing fruit in a market. Recently I went to some fruit and vegetable shops and international grocery shops to try to catch someone weighing fruit, though I knew it would be on a modern set of scales.Continue reading “Black and white fruit”

365 Unusual Things: 253-259

253. A magpie came and stood on the balcony railing holding a live, kicking lizard in her mouth, showed it to me for 20 seconds, then flew away. 254. Saw an orange and black sunrise over the ocean at 5.20 am. 255. On the beach this morning someone had made some sand art with aContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 253-259”

365 Unusual Things: 246-252

246. Outside the back door of a local art gallery today I saw a neglected statue of the Madonna and Child. The gallery owner says someone gave it to him to restore but he’s too busy with his exhibitions. 247. Walked to the end of a small island in the middle of a pond thinkingContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 246-252”

365 Unusual Things: 239-245

239. In a grocery store I’ve never been to, in the fruit and veg section, I saw bananas hanging from a frame of metal branches like a banana ‘tree’. 240. After weeks of watching episodes of a survival series, Alone, where people have to build a shelter out of branches and a tarp, I stumbledContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 239-245”