Saturday, March 26, 2005

Gray Street II (Hindley Street - Currie Street)

3 comments:

twinki said...

Another one of the detailed shots. I'd love to see this framed alongside some of the other street texture ones; such as the gutter with green coolant.
It's amazing how you can make the ground so facinating.
Keep it going.
PS when can we see the next installment?

Mark said...

Thanks twinki. I usually overlook the ground of a side street on my first walk along it, tending to look at walls and the higher up places first and the ground later. Maybe that's just a reflection of the way I notice my surroundings.

I almost always think of Commander Samuel Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork Watch from Terry Pratchett's Discworld series when I'm out taking photos. He likes to wear cheaply made shoes with thin cardboard soles when he's walking the beat, so that he can identify the street he is in by the way the pavers, cobblestones and other features of the ground feel through his soles. That's the kind of closeness I want to get with the city.

I'm hoping to take some more photos on the weekend. Probably on Sunday, as I've got the Mullet Festival on Saturday afternoon. School holidays start in two weeks so I'll be posting almost daily during the two weeks I have off.

twinki said...

There could be a deep philosophical lesson in your comment Sparrow:-
We often tend to be looking upwards and outwards at things out of our reach, yet ignore the fascinating reality under our very feet.

(Or perhaps I'm just having a Zen moment)