“Chasing the light through endless tunnels for an answer to the never-ending question “Where are you from?” Upon reflection, there are times I hardly know where I am, let alone where I am from but for the moment I am from here, wherever that happens to be!”
Leaving behind the existential angst of reflecting whereabouts, I took these shots in the first and last few hours of brief time spent recently in London. From Sunday evening supper at The Albion in Islington – I did take moodie foodie shots of the finished plates but really, those plates belong in only one place and that’s a dishwasher, to coffee at the Book Club in Shoreditch the following morning after which we wandered through Westland London with its maze of reclaimed architectural antique fittings and furniture, all housed in the church once upon a time known as St Michael’s.
It all passed too quickly but it was a pleasure rush of unplanned dash and discover. In between the inevitable rain showers that is fast becoming summer in the UK. And now I want to live in a loft in Shoreditch (the day before it was a terrace house in Islington) but then I remember wanting to do the same in Detroit. Sweet Detroit, please know how much I still want to live in a loft in your great downtown!
Back in NY, the evening light hits the looking glass which sits on the floor because I am too lazy to put it up on the wall. Yet another fundamental question lurks in the air –
“What’s for dinner? . . . .”
Lyrics that travel the world, technology makes your thoughts come in second to distant places. Interesting post, great shots and beautiful photographs.
Good evening Pat …
Thank you kind Carlos!
Keeping warm by your fire I hope!
Such wonderful interiors, all. Love them! And what was for your dinner?
Yesterday I spent a good deal of time making a NYC Junior’s style Red Velvet Cake (because Rose’s friend Cameron is off to the US today) and I am almost embarrassed to say that we ate it as our dinner. Only almost embarrassed….
How good is cake! I am a true believer in the nutritional value of cake and well done you for putting it all together!
Detroit or London, US or UK – it’s nice to see such old wood with history …
– if the would could tell stories where it came from …
It would be so good to know where it has all come from! Unfortunately I didn’t have the time to investigate but I was just as fascinated with the “sold” stickers on some of the fabulous mantels – who is buying and where are they going to be installed?
hi Patti: your old wood inspired me to post the following article:
I think ‘what’s for dinner?’ trumps ‘where are you from?’ every time! Moody images showing wonderfully the distractions of the beginning and the ending of a trip leaving the middle to be processed in the mind another day 🙂
Thank you Geoff, that trump card certainly does take care of any moody distractions!
you are invited to do the same:
Thank you Frizz, it looks like so much fun!
Whoa, Patti! What a stimulating trip it was, evidenced by these dynamite shots. Disoriented. In a GOOD way.
Love the new mirror, and the old apartment (as reflected therein).
What’s for dinner, yes. Trumps ’em all. Enjoy tonight’s dish!
The pleasures of aimless wandering! If only I were less disorientated and more organised on the menu planning. And execution!
What is that book club wall photo? A poster?
It is a framed photo / poster and I am sure I have seen it before . . . .
These are fascinating – you’ve chased the light beautifully.
The chase is fun even if we don’t always catch it. Thank you so much Richard!
There are days when I feel the same “disorientation.” I guess life moves so fast, change happens every second it’s hard to catch up. Beautiful images that make me think and reflect. At the end of the day, we go home to somewhere familiar, less confusing, comfortable. The adventures of life , always interesting. Have a great day!
Particularly when we leave “home” to make another elsewhere with memories that stay with us forever whilst putting down new roots. Where do we call home? It all adds up to that rich variety of life with occasional doses of disorientation thrown in and, as you say, always interesting!
Beautiful pictures patti. Thank you for chasing the light and creating such beautiful pictures for us. 🙂
My absolute pleasure, thank you Arindam! Fascinating to see what lurks in the dark . . .
It seems like no matter where you are photographing you always have the eye to express to us those intangible ‘things’ that make a place so so unique… and provide a wonderful glimpse into just what living there might ‘be’ (if that makes any sense)…
Thank you SiG! Yes, you do make sense but I am not sure that my reply will make any sense but I have to say, I am not too good on the planning front with where I go and what I do . . . 🙂