Catching up with the past. Reviewing photos from a trip I made almost five years ago, I found this nugget.
While walking through Hyde Park in London, there were many sights to behold.
-A smiling golden retriever enjoying his master’s ice cream
-And then this scene
A young lady was feeding a patient and somewhat tame Canadian Goose. The mother, sans shoes, was standing strongly behind the girl. Her handbag and shoes hint as their social status. The girl’s hat adds a bit of flair to her otherwise plain dress.
It could be any date, any year, and in any part of the world (almost).
Was I alone? It didn’t feel like it. Was it dark? Yes–and it was getting impossibly darker.
What time was it? I didn’t check my watch. But I did have to make it back to the hidden cemetery for one more photo shoot. This time, I wanted to try something different. Please let me know what you think.
This place has fascinated me for the past year. And as unique as it is–and as much as I want to go there to get these photographs, I hate coming back to my apartment. It feels like each time I go (and return), I bring back a little more of this place.
This playground is in a strange between-region. Because of its location, nobody goes there. Except I did, today. I might be the first person to visit this playground in 10 years. As I walked through it, I could find no trace of human presence. It felt apocalyptic. And then, I heard the voice:
Oh, there you are! It’s been so long! Come here and let me give you a squeeze. Would you like to swing? Oh. . . I can fix that. Slide? Now where did I put that slide? Don’t mind the mess; I was just about to clean up. Where did the children go? Oh, there you are! It’s been so long! Come here and let me give you a squeeze. Would you like to swing? Oh. . . I can fix that. Slide? Now where did I put it? I’m getting frustrated! Don’t mind the mess; I was just about to clean up. Where did all the children go? It’s been so terribly long! Come here and let me give you a squeeze. Would you like to swing? Oh. . . I can fix that. Slide? Now where did I put that? Don’t mind the mess; it’s been here so long–I was just about to clean up. Where did the children go?
No. . . Don’t walk away! Come back and stay. And stay. And stay.
Also in this set: unintended color correction and Found 07.
Just outside a school, this red thread has been hanging out–changing shapes daily–on a sidewalk between two hop-scotch grids. It stands out brightly against the faded colors of the sidewalk, yet no one stops to pick it up.
Here’s a new side of my photography. I like finding strange things in unusual places–and taking pictures of them. Today’s find is a blue cube very reminiscent of the blue cube from the movie Mulholland Dr.
Unfortunately, I did not have my Nikon–this is a Blackberry photo (my sincerest apologies).