Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Retro Goodies and a Doomed Apple
Since yesterday's post was so long and wordy, let's have a visual one today -- photos from the ol' iPhone!
First, a monstrous early-morning shadow on the windshield of our borrowed car in Florida. Creepy yet tropical, kind of like the Creature from the Black Lagoon.
I came across this sticker on the street in West Hampstead. Having once received a hand-poked tattoo, I'm not sure what the advantage is -- except that like film or vinyl records, it has a sort of retro romanticism. (I've mentioned my tattoo a couple of times before.)
Merry Christmas from the dog statue on Broomsleigh Street!
I came across more discarded cassettes the other day while walking Olga. This was an interesting assortment, everything from Simon & Garfunkel, The Rolling Stones and The Cult (whoever they were) to Doris Day. Someone had eclectic tastes!
This '50s dinnerware was on display in the V&A. I actually used to own a few pieces of this pattern, called "Homemaker," which was British. I bought mine at a thrift shop in Plant City, Fla., of all places. I don't have it now -- I think I gave it to some friends. Museum pieces! Who would have believed it?!
Speaking of museum pieces, I found this phone waiting for a taker on a garden wall near our flat. I didn't take it, but I bet someone did. (Actually, I don't think it's that old -- it has touch-tone buttons. It's just made to look old.)
And speaking of finding things, I came across this apple on a sink in a bathroom at work. I felt sorry for it, because although it looked fine, it was as good as garbage. Nobody, and I mean nobody, wants an apple found in a public restroom.
Finally, this was the view yesterday afternoon in our library reference room, with a blazing sun lighting up our west-facing windows. In England, a sunny day in winter is always a thing to be appreciated!