Need a chandelier? I know just the place.
I photographed this shop in Kensington during the day a few months ago. But when Dave and I passed on Saturday night and I saw the window, I realized I really needed to get a night shot. So I went back on Tuesday night and hovered suspiciously across the street long enough to take about 20 shots, of which this was my favorite.
I have a weird tendency to take photos that are just slightly askew -- I have to straighten almost all of them about half a degree once I get home. Why is that? I came to suspect my old camera had some kind of internal flaw, like a tilted sensor. But it happens with the new camera too, which makes me think it's my eye that's tilted!
Anyway, on the way home I popped into Bubbleology, a relatively new shop on Portobello Road that specializes in Taiwanese-style bubble tea. It seems like an awfully narrow product range and I'm not sure how much profit there could be, so I hope the place makes it. I like a good bubble tea now and then.
I took our unnecessary new router back to the store yesterday. It felt good getting that £129 back!
I've been seeing the polls on the presidential race, and the apparent "bounce" that Mitt Romney received from the debate. I'm mystified by this. Are there really voters who are so on the fence that one debate can change their mind? And why would one debate be enough to do it? I reject the premise that anyone "wins" a debate -- I think it's more of a discussion, and I think Obama did a good job and sounded presidential. Romney was deemed the "winner" just because he didn't fall on his face, which is what everyone expected.