Friday, 25 March 2011

Sardine tin

I took this snap last November in Acton Mews, an ordinary inner-city back lane, underneath the railway tracks. I thought it was quite attractive because the artist had used the irregular broken edge of the plaster to create the open part of the tin. However, as it shows up rather better in real life rather than on the photograph, I didn’t publish it here.

This week I saw that mermaid has gone, and the wall has reverted to its former state, making it now much easier to see what appealed to me in the first place.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Suck and Chew

Seen in Columbia Road, E2.

Purveyor: purvey - verb - provide or supply (food, drink, or other goods) as one's business

Tuesday, 1 March 2011


Today was my final day in France and was spent in Montpellier, perhaps my favourite French city. I made two visits here in 2007 for the Rugby World Cup and really got to know it well. On this occasion we had intended to visit the the Musée Fabre, but the weather was so nice (17 degrees) we were very happy to soak up the sun, take lunch outside, walk the streets, and enjoy the atmosphere.

Montpellier has an excellent tram system which allows you to park at the edge of the city and ride in to the centre.