Something about this shot (even though it’s a sunset, not a sunrise) – the light and the glow on the water, the silhouettes, the spiky details on top of Parliament and the movement of the birds – just feels like Sunday morning to me – lazy, free, relaxing.
It was taken by a new contributor to the Flickr pool – Rodwey2004. Enjoy your Sunday, everyone – a day of peace before the madness of Monday begins! If you’re out and about at St. Paddy’s festivities in Green Park – Trafalgar Square today, add your photos to the Flickr pool. I’d love to see them.
If you’re walking through the beautiful Kensington Gardens any time between now and March, make sure you stroll past Anish Kapoor’s “Turning The World Upside Down“. There are four different pieces, made of highly-reflective stainless steel, curved in different ways to distort the reflection of the gardens and sky in different ways.
There are certain artists whose work is always instantly recognizable and Portuguese artist Vhils is one of them. I saw this one behind Brick Lane and Hanbury Street, near the back entrance to the Sunday Up Market (which, by the way, is brilliant if you haven’t been. More on that in a later entry…)
In an interview with Michael Slenske, Vhils explained his art of scratching into the surface: “It’s a process of trying to reflect upon our own layers. Its aim is not to come up with solutions but to conduct research, to confront systems, materials, processes, elements, to create friction and confront the individual with the process, with the system: an active critical process that stems from the same environment upon which it aims to reflect.”