I’ve been meaning to take part in Jacquie’s Echoes… for a while. Part of the problem is I’m currently mostly housebound (around 99% for ages now).
So I’m going to delve back to some other points in time along the way of my life to share my echoes with you, until I can get out and share something more current. All the photos in this post were taken in spring/early summer 2012 (doesn’t time fly!).
I used to take lots of photos, most of the time if I went anywhere: I took snaps, partly to document my time and activity while managing disabling illness – although I used to look quite well (my hair is always a wispy mess though).
Do you still consider yourself local to your town of birth / childhood? I do. I can never decide if my home-town is Nottingham city, where I’ve lived almost three decades, because it seems it’s ‘back home’ in Norfolk, although I love both places and there’s plenty to dislike about both places too. I guess it’s a similar story wherever one lives, everywhere has its advantages and disadvantages.
This bus-stop in Nottingham city centre is on Maid Marian Way – it’s where you’d get off if you were visiting Nottingham Castle or Nottingham Society of Artists Gallery/studios. I’ll show you these places another day perhaps (even if only in my old photos).
Nottingham Canal runs through the city centre and I’ll maybe share an afternoon with you from the opposite side of this bridge and some less mundane views.
Taking a late lunch break on the terrace at the city’s Nottingham Contemporary art gallery during some work-related activity practice. Below, looking back and up at the art gallery building (from the back).
The photo above was taken during exhibition changeover, usually the name of the current artist / exhibition title is displayed with the logo in the meeting room window (above).
Below, something about this mouse made me snap it up quick and bring it home …
Next, back home then …
I live on the outskirts of Nottingham, about a twenty minute drive (30 minute bus ride) from the city centre. Arriving home, I paused on my front doorstep to take this photo of the sky and rooftops (with my house looking like it could topple over at its’ odd angle). I’m often fascinated by the different skies and the angles of street furniture (lamp-posts, telegraph poles, cctv cameras etc.) I don’t really have a front garden to show, it’s a small concreted drive with no fence..
I found this moth on my kitchen tiles – I sometimes play at photos of things reflecting in those tiles. I haven’t used my camera for ages, it seems old and heavy -it’s only 5mB, my phone cam is higher resolution now. I also can’t hold a camera for long, as daft as it sounds, and a phone is much lighter – though I still get shakes quite often, moreso now.
The end of my shabby back yard – with a small stretch of woodland adjoining, just over my fence. Did you spot the squirrel?
I was only writing yesterday about how much I love my current home for being close to nature, this patch of woodland and the gorgeous night sky with no light pollution from this side. My blogging friend Calensariel suggested she’d like to see something of this view, so here it is, as an ‘echo’… and my final photo for this post blow, of a beautiful rainbow – the photo taken from my back doorstep, looking at the sky against the treeline. The rainbow was very short-lived, with a double arc, and I’d missed the best of it by the time I’d grabbed my camera to take the photo.
So, I hope you enjoyed travelling back in time to 2012 with me for an echo of my neighbourhood and an introduction to me and mine.