Saturday, 23 February 2013

Observing the Observers

Hello all!!

This week has been a mixture of rehearsals, arts application filling, relaxing and exhibitions.

Well, attempting to see an exhibition. I've been wanting to see Man Ray's portraits for years and finally his exhibition arrived in London this month. Armed with excitement and a quick step, I was quickly disappointed by large crowds in the gallery.

An odd thing about galleries - such public places, yet we go there for a private and even intimate experience with art. Few people here and there is fine, but crowding around a picture with ten others is not my idea of enjoying art. So, I postponed Man Ray for another day and decided to go around the National Portrait Gallery and observe the observers. I spent considerable time watching people watch Marylin Monroe:

And this woman spent considerable time studying pictures in detail. I was on the floor above and had a perfect bird's eye view of her:

And then, as I was about to leave, I spotted something unusual. I saw it was a bit odd but couldn't really say what. 

How often do you see legs without the body and the head, right? Well, I hope not that often, unless it is in this context.

Clearly this was not the day to see Man Ray but to spot other exhibits in the gallery.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Red xx


Sunday, 3 February 2013

Life is in the Detail

Hello all!!

It's been some time since I last posted about Brixton. To be honest, these days, I go in, get my fruit and veg and go home. But yesterday, I took a few minutes to revisit my neighbourhood and take a few pictures too (as ever click on the image to enlarge it):

Colours and arrangement of these got my attention:

I love the random stuff this guy sells:

And I love that Frida Kahlo also made an appearance in Brixton:

I looked up and spotted this. In my mind, this is somewhat wrong. But funny too:

Somebody forgot their drink or they're reserving their seat. Can't say which:

And I bought some beautiful flowers:

Have you noticed an interesting detail around you lately?

Hope you have a lovely week everyone.
In yoga we always set an achievable goal for ourselves; not only for the practise but for that week too. 
This week, mine is to eat healthy, exercises every day and live in the moment. And of course, notice little things around me.

Until next time.

Red xx