Friday, October 30, 2015

Ghostly Castle in the Heights

"I am glad that it is old and big. 
I myself am of an old family, and to live in a new house would kill me. 
A house cannot be made habitable in a day; and, after all, how few days go to make up a century. 
I rejoice also that there is a chapel of old times. 
We Transylvanian nobles love not to think that our bones may be amongst the common dead. 
I seek not gaiety nor mirth, not the bright voluptuousness of much sunshine and sparkling waters which please the young and gay. 
I am no longer young; and my heart, through wearing years of mourning over the dead, is not attuned to mirth. 
Moreover, the walls of my castle are broken; 
the shadows are many, and the wind breathes cold through the broken battlements and casements. 
I love the shade and the shadow, and would be alone with my thoughts when I may."

Bram Stoker

A Cup of Flowers

"The cup is half full, sunshine and flowers and I try to act like I agree, 
but really I’m pissed someone dumped out half of my drink."

Nyrae Dawn

London, 2015: London Parks

There are many parks and open spaces in London. 
Green space in central London consists of eight Royal Parks, 
supplemented by a number of small garden squares scattered throughout the city centre.

From sunbathing and picnics in the summer, to brisk, refreshing walks in the winter, 
there's always a reason to visit one of London's parks. 
As well as being perfect for relaxing, 
London's parks have plenty of activities to enjoy: 
sports events, open-air theater, live music concerts and adventure playgrounds for children, 
not to mention some breathtaking views. 

Monday, October 19, 2015

London, 2015: Take a Walk With Me

"We forget that life consists of small everyday experiences and it is what the happiness is made of. 
A walk in the park, a smile of your baby, a beautiful sunrise, unexpected compliment from a stranger...
Those are the moments that count most."

Sumesh Nair 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Delicate Pearl-White Petals

"(...) Golden and white, that float upon the waves,
And court the wind."

William Wordsworth

Like Purplish Pink

"Flower petals in the breeze look like a butterfly flapping its wings. 
My love for you takes flight like a white orchid blushing pink."

Jarod Kintz

MySpot: In the Wind

"6 months, 2 weeks, 4 days,
and I still don’t know which month it was then
or what day it is now.
Blurred out lines
from hangovers 
to coffee
Another vagabond 
lost to love."

Charlotte Eriksson

Friday, October 16, 2015

London, 2015: London Skyline

London’s architectural landscape is littered with buildings from diverse eras and movements, 
identifying itself with social values and addressing the city’s needs at certain points. 
Architectural characteristics, especially the form and aesthetic, 
are modified depending on the technological involvement and the architectural conditioning of the city as an organism. 

The high-tech buildings contribute towards the shift in London’s architectural identity, 
one which is rapidly re-configuring the character of the city. 
The increase in commercial skyscrapers opens up a discourse into London’s urban language, 
commercial direction and the tenuous balance between history and the present.

The London skyline is absolutely iconic and instantly recognizable, 
and it's also embracing the modern with a clutch of architectural wonders – 
some which divide opinion and some which have become new modern landmarks.

The Gherkin, The Walkie-Talkie, and The Cheese-grater, The Shard and The City Hall are renowned for their distinguished forms, media exposure and even savvy nicknames.