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What structures can be more ordinary than skyscrapers when you are walking about mid-town New York? But among the straight lines of New York, a glimpse of curvature makes a difference. Here is an interesting part of the city in blue and sand.
Aliens have captured several humans, including the woman in yellow. This is not a everyday occurrence. The photo was taken in Barcelona, on the roof of Gaudi’s building called Casa Mila. But do not be fooled into thinking these aliens are chimneys and flues.
Let’s go walk in the park, that’s such an ordinary thing to do, especially if it is a sunny day in winter. The only slightly unusual thing is that the piece of sculpture in the park is an enormous bean-shaped reflecting piece of metal. It is Chicago’s Millennium Park, and the sculpture is a piece…… Continue reading Just another hangout
A reclining Buddha always looks relaxed. It is hard to take a photo of the massive reclining Buddhas of south-east Asia without tremendous foreshortening. I was fortunate here to see a smaller statue mirroring the pose of the giant golden statue behind it. This was in Wat Pho in Bangkok.
The word Shama means a burning lamp, and is a trope in Urdu poetry for love and hope. In this block of flats in the middle of Mumbai’s Bhendi Bazaar area, there are dreams of transformation. In the last twenty years of economic growth, many dreams came true. Now, things are slower and harder, but…… Continue reading A lamp that burns in the night
I’ve learnt to keep my camera in my hand when I’m stuck in traffic. Here I managed to catch the reflection of the grand facade of the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai in the back window the a taxi near mine. This building was being erected at the time that England was in the…… Continue reading Reflections in a traffic jam
The bridge of Settimia Spizzichino crosses the railway tracks near the Garbatella metro station in the Ostensia district of Rome. I liked the clean lines of the bridge in minimalist white contrasting with the gloriously detailed graffiti sprouting below it. But when I showed it to my young niece she was not pleased at this…… Continue reading Settimia Spizzichino
Henry the Navigator set into motion the historical forces which made Portugal the pre-eminent European power for a couple of centuries. Here his statue in Porto seems to command even present day forces. In this photo he has the upper hand. But the crane seems to slyly ignore him. I liked the opposing directions of…… Continue reading I said, that way