Indoor Market

Market

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Today I am grateful to all of the people who let me take photographs of them and their stalls. Especially the nice lady smiling amidst the hardware and the pretty haberdasher who shares my obsession with feathers.

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It’s a patriotic place.

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Pleasure Wheel

Pleasure Wheel

No self-respecting post-post-modern consumer destination can be without a big wheel. I was surprised to find that 17th-century Bulgaria may have set the original trend for these. There’s a link to the relevant Wikipedia page behind the wheel.

A Veil

A Veil

This is an action shot of what scaffolding does. Don’t worry, I learned this a very long time ago, and I realise that it is a bland fact. However, as I walked to the shop that I did not buy my new camera from, I was drawn to the billowing fabric covering a large corporate building. Eventually I realised that it was the exact spot where I had photographed the faded turquoise scaffolding months ago. It had fulfilled its destiny, also known as its function.
With frozen fingers I clicked attempting to capture the movement, the colour and the things evoked in my mind. I saw fake oceans, of the kind you see in school plays, and a building hiding til it was ready to be seen. I also tried hard to ignore the heat of the stares piercing through my peripheral vision.
This is what I got today, I enjoyed looking at it. If you click on the image you see what holds it together.
Happy New Year.

Galactic

Galactic

I love lights. Tea lights, fairy lights, traffic lights, Christmas lights, Northern lights. Lights. Lamps, candles, chandeliers. Symbolic or literal, photons are magical. So I felt compelled to take a shot of this display at House of Fraser today.