Flat 90A

Posted on March 12, 2016 by Andy Thorpe under Places
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This is one of my many photo projects that results from my journeys to work.  I use a bicycle so it’s easy to stop and take some pictures if there’s sufficient inspiration. The information provided to ensure that Flat 90A in this part of Oldbury can easily be found is remarkable and not the type […]

Revealing Behaviour

Posted on January 28, 2016 by Andy Thorpe under People, Places
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Snow and ice scenes seem to be good at revealing the nature of human behaviour because evidence of human presence, or indeed lack of presence, can clearly be seen.  Of course to capture such behaviour the photo has to be taken before the next heavy snow fall or before the ice and/or snow melts! In […]

I See Red

Posted on January 5, 2016 by Andy Thorpe under People, Places, Things
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The connection is bus travel, this time the interior of a bus rather than a bus stop.  I liked the way the lady’s red hair matched the various safety poles inside the bus so it was recorded for posterity.  It’s interesting that her red hair would normally be very distinctive in a crowd of people, […]

Paradise Lost (but “soon” to be re-established…again)

Posted on November 10, 2015 by Andy Thorpe under Places
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Sadly the connection is nothing more challenging than “monochrome”.  I considered connecting with an abstract image of boats on the water, similar to lily pads, but since the area shown above in Birmingham is being redeveloped I thought there should be a tribute to this architectural irony. Perhaps the 1960s and 70s planners and politicians […]

Natural Block Paving

Posted on October 13, 2015 by Andy Thorpe under People, Places
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The connection is “block paving”, or at least the effect of it.  It’s a bit of a tenuous link, but then the areas in each photo are used by people for walking on and the paving is fairly regularly shaped.  The scene was originated on slide film in the late 1990s during a visit to […]

Strictly Walking

Posted on October 6, 2015 by Andy Thorpe under People, Places
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On second thoughts, the sign is suggesting that small children should be closely supervised by adults presumably because other forms of getting around are also allowed in this space, or rather “shared space“.  By the way, the connection is child buggies.  This deliberate attempt at humour involves a friend (Chad) walking with his son (Alex) […]

Sign Overload

Posted on September 29, 2015 by Andy Thorpe under People, Places
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The connection, albeit slightly tenuous, is pine trees. The photo originates from 2003 taken on my old sadly departed Nikon 995, which was great for street/cowardly photography.  Advert spotters will probably be able to date the scene more accurately. I like the juxtaposition of the word “elegant” with the disorderly nature of the scene.  Perhaps […]

Harvest Time

Posted on September 23, 2015 by Andy Thorpe under Places
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Well it’s around harvest time, so here’s the aftermath of a Lakeland tree harvest.  The connection by the way is “mountains”, although the one above is less rocky and not nearly as high above sea level, but it’s roughly the same shape.  Could it instead be a “hill”?  What is the threshold that determines whether […]

Off the Beaten Track

Posted on September 14, 2015 by Andy Thorpe under Places
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The connection is lines, ie the double yellow ones at the coast and the ski and snowboard trails on this off-piste section of mountain in La Plagne, France. Skiing off-piste, that is to say, off the specified runs or “off the beaten track” is not normally allowed or as easy to insure, which is why […]

One eye on the past

Posted on September 8, 2015 by Andy Thorpe under People, Places
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The connection is “sea walls”, which I know is similar to “seaside walks” from a few connections ago, but I’m a bit limited for choice this week because my pc is at the computer hospital!  I can only use what I’ve already uploaded to WordPress, a predicament which would be solved by fully subscribing to […]