Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

Roofline detail

A large percentage of my pictures could probably be classified as Odd Balls. But for Cee’s encouragement, this shot, taken in Zurich, Switzerland, would never have seen the light of day.

The patterns, colours and details intrigue me: the layering of classic, European brick and tile patterns on the chimneys with the decorative friezes around the roofline. The cap and crown of the tallest chimney seem to be modelled on an ancient building. How much creativity and craftsmanship have gone into details like these, mostly unseen by the passers by below?  Continue reading

Shrewsbury: contemporary life in a medieval setting

Shrewsbury: new and old live side by side

Shrewsbury: new and old live side by side

England has some wonderful old towns. Shrewsbury is one of my favourites. I love to see how naturally the old sits with the new: it makes for a much richer experience. I was struck by the juxtaposition of new and old in my first picture. If you’re fascinated by paint charts and colours, you’ll find it interesting to contrast the acidic yellow of the Mini with the muted, traditional yellow of the building.  Continue reading