Last thing I saw before going to bed ... aftermath of this:
Tuesday, 29 April 2008
Monday, 28 April 2008
Stairs at the back of St Michael Archangel on the Mount Without, on St Michael's Hill Bristol ... Three of us were sent to this beautiful but derelict and disused church to do some on-location work, so I took lots of photos.
Why "Without"? Because it's the opposite of "within" - when it was originally built, it was outside of the Bristol city walls ...
Sunday, 27 April 2008
Sunshine listening to "I'm sorry I haven't a clue" on Radio 4 ... a special edition to mark the passing of one of our favourite presenters and Jazz musicians, Humphrey Lyttelton.
Me self indulgently practising taking portraits of my favourite model on his birthday ;)
More pictures of Sunshine wearing his new floral shirt (that I chose!):
Saturday, 26 April 2008
We went for a walk to Leigh Woods nature reserve today, and along the way found a tree swing.
Look at Sunshine go! Wheeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy Birthday for tomorrow Sunshine! Love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And on the way back we walked across the suspenders, OOPS... I mean Clifton Suspension Bridge... What??!!?? They let people climb this thing???
Note: Sunshine on the Nikon, and the others on the Canon.
Friday, 25 April 2008
"I am afraid of nothing" ....except perhaps that funny blue reflection in the window ...
Remember "Today"? This is part of the same set of installations dotted around the new Bower Ashton campus development.
Note: I've geotagged this photo, but on the satellite map (as of today) the building doesn't exist yet - so this is in the middle of a patch of green!
Thursday, 24 April 2008
Wednesday, 23 April 2008
Its so lovely to be able to hang the laundry out to dry in the sun. Makes me appreciate the weather, and the fact that we now have a back garden (something I've missed for the last 15 years).
The rows and rows of pegs caught my attention too ... looking like little table-football players...
And while I was outside drawing and staring at the laundry, this chap came flying overhead, squaking away ...
Note: Laundry on the Nikon, pegs and gull on the Canon.
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
This is not one of my best photos ... but I don't care! I love birds and I just happened to chance on the sweet twittering of this fellow while walking to the library today. Looked up and saw him on a branch just above me. I'm habitually carrying a camera round with me nowadays and managed to get just one shot before he flew away ...
What a lovely surprise to see him again once I uploaded everything when I got home. That blue behind him? It's the sky; as I was shooting from below. Amazing sky we've had here in Bristol today too ...
Monday, 21 April 2008
We seem to have inherited a substantial chunk of Sunshine's parents' ex-garden ... including this not-very-little Chinese warrior ... who will no doubt protect our garden from the marauding neighbourhood cats ...
Other things we've inherited:
Sunday, 20 April 2008
Saturday, 19 April 2008
Friday, 18 April 2008
Thursday, 17 April 2008
"29, 30, 31, 32"
These old electric cranes by the Bristol dockside are some of my favourite things in the city. Sunshine and I took a walk down there this evening as the sun was setting and we both took photos ... I think there are more potential shots but it was SOOOO cold, we had to stop.
Wednesday, 16 April 2008
"Can you tell what it is yet?..."
Water rolling over an edge and into a grate...
Part of the water sculptures in Millenium Square.
Tuesday, 15 April 2008
"Have you lost yours?"
There is this house (or I THINK it's a house ... might be an ex-shop) down the road from us. It doesn't look like the houses either side, and looks almost abandoned - but not. It has a large bay window with a collection of little cactus like plants - they're still alive; which is what makes me think that the house isn't quite abandoned yet ... but then again, cacti can live without watering for a while ... hmmmmm.
The window, and clear glass door next to it is covered by these funky retro orange curtains; and in the door hangs this pair of spectacles, with the message "if these spectacles are yours, please knock + ask for them or ring 9663453".
Thing is, this thing has been there at least since we moved into the neighbourhood more than half a year ago ... we walk past it all the time and I'm SO tempted to call the number to find out if isn't an obscure fine art installation!
Monday, 14 April 2008
I was on the verge of tears on Saturday night after having spent 4 hours peeling these off with a pair of tweezers (the grid is one inch square...), then having the laser cut fabric letters that they were backing just disintegrate in my hands ...
What a disaster ...
So today, before I cleared my desk out now that that particular project is over, I thought I'd take some macro shots of the letters... if you notice, I was trying to write 'love' ... but I couldn't find a 'v' ... so you get 'disaster' instead, which is actually more apt I think ...
Sunday, 13 April 2008
Saturday, 12 April 2008
William the III at Queens's Square ...
No - no image manipulation - just taking a shot into the light (the sun is just being blocked by the statue). In all honestly I'm surprised this picture came out - I thought I'd get a silhouette ...
From another direction:
Friday, 11 April 2008
Thursday, 10 April 2008
Wednesday, 9 April 2008
Tuesday, 8 April 2008
"Today, is going to be a very bright day ..."
They installed this lamp post at the college Bower Ashton Campus ... it wasn't there this afternoon when I went in; and it had appeared this evening when I was heading back ... I LOVE IT!
Aren't art schools fab ?!?