Let’s play statues

We used to play a game when we were outside in the playground or outside anywhere else or even inside in a gym hall. It was called ‘statues’. You had to run around madly and when someone shouted you stopped and all stood like a statue in the exact position you had stopped. Then the shouter would walk amongst you and look for a movement, a tremble or a flicker of the eyelid, a stumble. The first one to move was OUT. It usually ended up with someone dissolving into giggles…….

It’s not that easy being a statue !


these amazing stone figures grace the sides of the cathedral in BarcelonaIMGP0426

this lot look like they are playing cards but I am not sure…. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This chap stood short and square in the streets of Budapest


and I got stuck sitting next to some chap in the markets of Budapest. I never even got to know his name…. ! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI think he prefered his solitude. Perhaps he is some Hungarian philosopher, I don’t know.

Does anyone know?

thank you to Ailsa and her endless ideas http://wheresmybackpack.com/2014/03/28/travel-theme-statues/

reflective surface


IMGP6563Seedpod heads stick out daintily with a reflective background OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAicy water on the canal gives the mallards a temporary reflective shelfOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAsubtle glass reflections reflecting on the granite surfaceOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAa reflective shopping centre


and a bit of abstract as the light catches a bottle of water…..

inside the shell

IMGP2865The shell is always the outside of something. This shell was home to some creature but is now lying on the beach discarded and silent maybe waiting to be washed out with the tide or picked up to add to a child’s collection. Maybe someone even started to collect or the other shell pieces have just crept inside…………….

get some perspective

I love St Pancras station. It is one of my favourite places. I could sit there all day and people watch. I think I nearly have. No two moments are ever the same. Constant travelers. Sitting with a frothy coffee on the table in front of me and discreetly staring (if that is possible) is not a bad way of passing time. Plenty of dramatic angles for photography.

The ironwork creates some great angles and lines.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThen these two struggled up the stairs. They were carrying a steel girders but I never really managed to get the best picture of this as I only had my camera sorted as they got to the top of the stairs. (sometimes the best shots are missed!) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt is a place to sit and  get a little perspective into one’s life……