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Paris in the autumn.. or a stroll along the river Seine

Colourful bouquiniste stall along the river

Colourful bouquiniste stall along the river

As I wandered along the river today on a cold and bleak afternoon with my iphone as my only companion, I think I managed to capture some of the images Paris is famous for. I feel the first image above especially encapsulates Paris in one picture and I took it without stopping as I was walking past the bookstall…

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Spanish political graffiti

Catalan flag, below the serrated peaks of Montserrat

Catalan flag, below the serrated peaks of Montserrat

With overall unemployement around 27% and under 25 unemployment at over 50%, it is not too surprising to see an emergence of political graffiti spray painted across walls in Spain.

This is a selection we came across while driving through various provincial towns in Catalonia.

Malcom X

Malcom X

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Eschewing Obfuscation

keep it streamlined        the Baltic

keep it streamlined the Baltic

I am using the phrase ‚eschew obfuscation‘ to describe pictures which tell a story, without words.

Or with as few words as are needed. In some case none.

harmony Bagan

harmony

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Art for Art’s sake?

Tomek at work

Tomek was walking along a street near where he lives in London when he saw a tree stump. Next to it was a sign the council had left informing passers-by that the remainder of the tree would be sawn off and removed in early February.

Hm, this gave him an idea and a few days later he returned with hastily gathered supplies, a drill, a saw, a workmans tent and lots of batteries and got to work while a friend filmed him sculpting.

This is the result of fourteen hours of work, during which passers-by cheered him on, some taking photos, others offering to let him use their electric supply from their nearby home and all giving him the thumbs up for his artistic d.i.y. enterprising spirit.

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Embracing Space

As a slightly errant frequenter of my local church I came across this medley of shapes and structures in amongst the congregation with ceramic craters and what looked like overgrown fruit shells spewn over floor tombstones on one side and the gutted roots of a magnificent tree and a ceramic naked woman’s bosom on the other. Not something you come across every day in church.

real deal
the real deal

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