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Sunday
Oct172010

Wow, it's been over a month. But I'm back in multiple ways.

I'm home! 

Actually, I've been home for a couple of days, but I'm now finally getting into the swing of things again. I started to slack towards the end of my time in Berlin, thinking I'd pick up regular updates in London. But then my internet connection in the London flat where I was staying was super-terrible and spotty and so, well, I didn't.

I had a fine time in old London town though, and my general plan is to do some recapping and highlighting here over the next few weeks.

Last time I was in Berlin, in 2008, I took a few great pics out of the 10,000 I shot (really!) and printed and framed six of them to hang in my room. Inspired by these, I set out on this trip to make a more concerted effort to capture some wall-worthy images. I've got at least 8 that I really love, and I found a couple themes as I went along.

The big one was sculptures from various ages. I looked for a wide range of eras and styles and came up with a set of four that are going up in the dining room this week. The real trick was to find not only cool subjects, but also things that I could take good pictures of. That meant they had to be well-lit and have a photo-friendly background. By the time I got to London I was actively looking for potential subjects, and found a great old carving of a knight from the 13th century:

He's nice, huh? From the British Museum.

So that's one of my many projects for the coming week, a few steps down the list from all the work I've got to do, but I'm excited about it.

 

Reader Comments (2)

That is an awesome shot indeed.

Welcome home from mirror world!
October 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecky
Welcome back to blogland Rick. I can only apologise for the creaky internet in London. I shall assume that it was the city's overloaded mobile internet that let you down, rather than a wired connection, those still work.
I shall look forward to some more of your London shots, it'll be interesting to see it from an outsiders POV. Having grown up there, I find it all a bit dull compared to Scotland's craggy landscape and whatnot.
When I was young, I always looked forward to seeing the statue of the boy riding the dolphin which I think is along the embankment, and Boedica's chariot outside the tube station at Westminster, but otherwise London's attractions paled beside the excitement of visiting Dover Castle, where around any turn one might have stumbled across Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone duelling to the death.
I think I am still swayed more by buildings than by art, though one might argue that many buildings, particularly our cathedrals, incorporate both.
That said, Maiden Castle, here in Dorset, has no structures at all, but is awe-inspiring in it's scale of human endeavour. Walking around there on a foggy morning, one can imagine stepping back two or three thousand years. Now that is spectacular.
October 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoadshow

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