Sunday, 29 June 2014

Clean Daleks

It seems that even Daleks need to shower. I found this image somewhere on the web - can't remember where or when; it was some time ago. (I seem to remember that this may have been taken at Paddington Station in London, though.)

Monday, 23 June 2014

Right Angles in Perspective

I've called this post 'Right Angles in Perspective'. It took some thinking about. It's another webfind that I remember nothing else about. (These things get saved to the camera roll on my iPod and that's that.)

Needless to say, it appeals to my fondness for right-angles, rectangles etc although, if you look closely, there are no right angles per se in the whole image!
It is not difficult to guess how this 'impossible' (Escher-like) image was staged but it is impossible (I find) to see the overlap. (I have a suspicion but I'm just not sure.)

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Ripon Cathedral

In 2013, my wife and I went to Ripon and stayed near the cathedral. While visiting the cathedral, I was struct by this statue. It depicts the Virgin Mary swinging the infant Jesus by the arms. The symbolism should be lost on no one.

Images of the Madonna and Child are usually quite staid and - dare I say - unimaginative (at least to my mind). This statue shows playfulness and vitality; it shows a genuine mother-child relationship that I have never seen depicted before.
Unfortunately, there was only one postcard of this statue and it did not show the vitality of which I speak. Neither, I fear, does this image which I found online somewhere.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Some quotes

Here are a couple of brief but interesting quotes:

"If you were somebody else, you'd be jealous of who you are."

"There are things to see but more importantly things to think."

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Wotruba Church, Vienna

Nearly a decade ago, I spent the summer working just outside Vienna (my favourite European city). What I didn't know at the time, having found this out only recently, is that there is a church that is constructed in such a way that appeals to my love of rectangles and right angles. It is called the Wotruba Church - named after the designer Fritz Wotruba, rather than a saint. More can be seen at the church's official website.