My niece lives in the east end of London and on a cold winter’s day a couple of years ago we explored the street art around Shoreditch. The range of art is tremendous, some loud and in your face, others more subtle. I’m not sure who this was by, or what its meaning was, but it draws your gaze in to the letters and symbols.
They appear to be mainly inverted modern English alphabet, which is a Latin alphabet. There are some other letters or symbols too I can’t identify.
I started to look for a particular photo that I thought would be perfect for this post, then I was distracted by so many photos that had circles in them that I had taken in the last twelve months. An hour later I found I had gone further into the past and a small collection of the circles of life had evolved. Quite fitting for the start of the new year and new beginnings.
They range through different countries of my travels and my home now and homes of the past. From Kathmandu, to London, to Fremantle, and from the South West Australian bush to Kew Gardens, and from Tanzania to France.
Just as the sun began to drop, the low autumnal light fell upon the face of the clock.
Behind, Big Ben, the thirteen and a half ton bell prepared for its half hour chime.
The clock is accurate to within one second and engineers add or remove pennies to the pendulum to speed it up or slow it down. Wonderful.
Sculpture By the Sea, Cottesloe, Western Australia
Shah Alam Mosque, Malaysia
York Railway Station, Yorkshire, UK
Angel of the North, Gateshead, UK
(Couldn’t resist posting the Angel again)