Seen in the children’s section of Waterstones on Sunday.
One of our cats, who persists in taking up a step midway down the stairs, and is resolutely unmoved by warnings of the attendant dangers thus posed to descending persons. Her obduracy reminds me of PG Wodehouse’s explanation of the superior attitude manifested by cats: they know that the ancient Egyptians worshipped them as gods.
Seen in a street in Oslo just down from our hotel.
Toys for dogs seen in a New York store.
The thing about the British royal family is that they can afford the best kit. Here’s Margaret using a (double-wind?) Leica M3. Mind you, she could have just borrowed it from her sister.
Whenever a packet arrives from Amazon, our cats insist on exploring it after it’s been opened. Here’s the latest explorer testing it as a possible new residence.
Aldeburgh, November 4, 2018
Maggi Hambling’s ‘Scallop’ tribute to Benjamin Britten on Aldeburgh beach, on which he often used to walk. Photographed this morning.
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“Needing to have reality confirmed and experience enhanced by photographs is an aesthetic consumerism to which everyone is now addicted. Industrial societies turn their citizens into image-junkies; it is the most irresistible form of mental pollution.”
Susan Sontag, in On Photography