I left the office earlier today and walked home to continue where I left off in the morning. Having the flexibility to do this is a luxury and one I forget to take advantage of. Mansfield Road in Nottingham is full of sights, from the people to the shops. I never get bored of looking.
Then I saw two very different furniture sightings. The first with a note that was asking for it to be taken, with reassurance that it goes through a standard sized door, displayed from a distance like an outdoor living area.
Then this mess of a pile, including a shoe and toys, amongst other rubbish.
This morning I woke up and decided to take a stroll with my camera before work. There is nothing like clearing your head before actually getting to the office. I have seen this grey square everyday for so long and decided today was the day to photograph it. I love this grey. I would paint my house in graffiti cover up grey, maybe one day…! I also noticed a sofa in an over grown piece of land. It’s one of the parts of my journey to work that I look out for as there is always something new to see.
My new camera, that I am very excited about, has more manual functions so I was trying out the focus on this rusty screw.
…A lot of wonderful sights, as well as Alan’s Grandparents who are such great company. We stayed in West Chiltington (where we were fed so well and were supplied with pots of tea a plenty!) and visited Brighton.
I loved these colours:
The affects of the sea air:
These buildings were beautiful. I would love to see what was inside! We drove in to turn around and there were some people there. I just carried on photographing it, but I will never shake that feeling of being watched.
I haven’t been feeling 100% this weekend but I took the cats in the garden to get the sun on their fur and whilst doing that I noticed my shadow against the house. I thought it would be fun to take a few photos of me and Al’s shadows moving.
Later we decided to get some more fresh air and embrace the good weather, so visited Sherwood forest. I decided to photograph our shadows walking along on the floor.
I woke up this morning thinking about different ways I can document my walks. I really love looking around me at and seeing the way the pavement changes and the sky is framed by trees. I take photos of worn out buildings, abandoned furniture and other thing that catch my eye. I think walks are contemplative and relaxing, and I just wanted to play around with what you see around you. I had the idea to take photos of the floor and video the sky.
I have started to walk home more regularly. Even though it’s pretty straight forward and not through rolling hills or beautiful fields (That’s the dream) I still see some exciting sights. It always clears my head too.
My family went out for a walk in the snow yesterday and took some photo’s of the garages in Hall Green, which I love. Wish I could have been there stomping in my new red wellies! The colours are so muted and the snowflakes create an extra pattern against the garage doors.
My first day in Woodhall Spa has been a real treat; from abandoned buildings, to cats on soft tops and discarded armchairs, what’s not to love? It has been no less than brilliant and has such a friendly feel (except right next to the Conservative club, which is slightly bleak). We had a wonderful gold teapot full of tea and a scone, raspberry jam and cream at Janet’s Tea Rooms, which is a visual treat for the eyes as you are surrounded by fantastic bric a brac delights. This was welcome after a 7 mile walk down by the river and round about.
Al and I attempted (and failed) to go to the cinema the other day (turns out Skyfall is still very popular!) but we did stop and have a look at an abandoned Nightclub. There is something very eerie about somewhere that used to have so much dancing and merriment become so empty.