I miss London

Loving the prospect of moving back!

 

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Day in, day out

People walk across the millennium bridge everyday to work, just thinking that it’s been so much easier since the bridge has been built. Never thinking about how it was built or who slaved over hours designing it.

Architecture is possibly a form of forgotten art. People appreciate the old, but the new is sometimes forgotten. That being said, the art of architecture has been lost somewhat, with houses all looking the same and no thought or effort being made to make people stop and look like there once was.

Art comes in many thoughts and sometimes you can forget so many of them.

Art is in the heart, the eye and the mind of the beholder. Not in the critique of the masses

All the best
Char

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Glow orb

These glow balls bring back many memories of weekends with friends as a child, messing around in a park knowing that we had the whole swing set to ourselves. Throwing glow sticks around playing catch.

I was surprised to see these on a night out, but it’s weird what sort of memories little things trigger.

The light in this photo, showing the bubbles of air that highlight the glow from the chemicals even more. It shows the darkness in life highlights the good memories.

There are many sayings that tell you that you can’t always have it good.

You wouldn’t appreciate the sun as much if it didn’t rain

All the best
Char

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Falling apart, wall art

While walking between the Tate modern and London bridge, I came across this old piece of art in the wall. Still the this day I can’t work out whether it’s supposed to look like that for a ‘vintage’ effect or if just over time the paint has fallen away.

It’s interesting that only one half of the circle has parts missing and in some ways I prefer that side. It gives a bit of light and shade to what used to be an all white painting, another dimension if you will.

Not all art can, or should be perfect and the imperfections are what make it so eye catching.

Nothing in life is perfect

All the best
Char

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Cable car, going far

Living in Greenwich, I had to try the cable car! And I’m so glad I did! You can see for miles and although the dlr is often fun, it’s a much quicker way to get to the Excel centre from the O2.

The views you see are just amazing, especially at night when the O2 is all lit up and you can no longer see the eye sore that parts of London have become.

When they’re are events on at the Excel centre, one of the exciting parts is the Emirates air line. You hope you get a car just for your group, although sometimes you get the odd foreign family that don’t think about waiting for the next one.

Possibly, this is one of the things you have to do as an event management student in Greenwich, as the Excel have so many events on and figuring out the quickest transport links is a great bonus.

All the best
Char

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The grass is greener on the other side

There are days when the British weather will decide to be all seasons at once, sunny but misty, raining but warm, or hot but warm.

This makes it ever harder deciding whether to wear a coat (this is probably a southern issue as as I have heard ‘no norther wears a coat’) and often you look either over or under dressed.

This day turned out sunny and brought out amazing colours in the grass and the building, but the mist still brings the sense of winter.

You could go artistic and say that beyond the mist is an unknown that the people on the right are walking away from their past which was misty into a better greener future. They would rather forget their past and focus on their future.But that’s bringing the photography student out of me.

There is always a hidden idea in photos.

All the best
Char

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All strung up, America?

This is another great price of art from the Tate Modern.

I personally have never been interested in 17th century paintings of people who are long gone, they don’t say anything about society now, whereas modern art have been influenced by the modern society and the surrounding that I am in too.

It’s interesting to see how people interpret things differently in ways I have never thought of.

With art it’s up to you what you take away from it.

All the best
Char

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