Friday, May 3, 2013
I am trying to leave Olga alone a bit more often, so she gets used to being home by herself. I don't leave her for very long -- no more than a few hours -- but we think she needs to build up a comfort level with being solitary. After all, if I get this full-time job, she'll be left alone for a good part of the day, probably with a dog-walker coming in to care for her.
So yesterday, after taking her for a good long morning walk, I left her at home and went to the Natural History Museum, where there's an exhibit of photos by Sebastiao Salgado called "Genesis." Salgado traveled to some of the world's most isolated places, like the jungles on the border of Brazil and Venezuela, or islands in the South Atlantic that are home to penguins and elephant seals and not much else. His photographs of those locales are meant to show how big the world still is, and how much is relatively undisturbed and deserves protection.
It was an interesting exhibit. I spent a couple hours there, and took photos on the way there and the way back. I must say, it was nice to get out without the dog. And it was another stunningly beautiful day, weather-wise. This is our reward for persevering through the dreaded English winter -- the warm, lovely English spring.
(Photos: A red-haired, red-shoed woman walked in front of me for a short distance in Kensington.)