This is a collection of wall art found in an underpass on a recent walking trip in southern Scotland. It was clearly designed and executed by primary school children.
What I find fascinating, is how much I can learn about the use of colour, symbols, and graphic design from these simple paintings. It’s the sort of thing an adult would take years struggling to assemble.
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Skate parks are excellent places for spotting graffiti. In Carlisle, the park must have been around for some time, because the graffiti had a distinctly ‘layered’ look. Several years of spray painting have created some intriguing images.
I like taking photographs of wide, sweeping landscapes, but sometimes I enjoy focusing on the small stuff. Last week I was rambling around the Solway Firth, and here are some of the mini-images that caught my eye.
Maryport pier has a collection of paving slabs which, if read together, make up a wonderful poem. I couldn’t photograph every slab, because some were too weathered or moss-covered, and the light was poor.
Here are some of the words, along with a couple of nearby memorial wreaths.
A selection of photos I took on the coast near Maryport in Cumbria. I enjoyed playing around with these images. Was looking for patterns and colours in the cliffs, and in the scattered rocks on the beach.
This is a selection of photographs taken on my walk along the Cumbrian coast, between Whitehaven and Workington. I was concentrating on surfaces, textures and the effects of decay on industrial structures.
I didn’t realise our trig pillars turned 80 years old this year. Their construction began in 1936 as part of a comprehensive remapping exercise across the UK. It was a mammoth task, which resulted in 6,500 pillars being installed, often in incredibly remote and inaccessible areas. Continue reading Trig Pillars→
Sometimes you discover surprising art work on your walks.
To the left and below is a collection of posters I found on a tiny path leading up from a beach in Cumbria. I guess the person who lived in the house alongside the path had placed them there. Continue reading Story Wall→