On Repeat

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I would stand in a different window each day, for ten minutes at 9:15, and watch the London streets. My posture was always the same. After three weeks and two days, I noticed a man notice me. He would stand, in exactly the same position on the street below. His posture was always the same. We were both just waiting, and for those ten minutes, the world came to a stand still. When I moved from my vista, I would glance back, and he would have his head down jotting in a notepad before striding off. I wondered if he was trying to guess which window I would appear in next, trying to assess the pattern. Maybe he would make a piece of music based on my ritual, or maybe he was mapping my movements for a painting. Maybe he was just window spotting. I wonder what will happen when I take annual leave.

Office block near St Pancras in London, windows on repeat.

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Car Poole

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A recent jaunt to Poole in Dorset uncovered some very interesting 50’s and 60’s architecture. It seems that the City underwent a lot of redevelopment during this time, and I think one of the reasons I’m drawn to buildings of this period is the experimentation, complex structures and innovation. There seemed to be more freedom to create a futuristic design, and I find real beauty in the vision. Most of these buildings were Local Authority creations, imagine any Council trying to get away with anything so radical in the modern conservative climate. Anyhow, this image is of a carpark in Poole, love the exterior, but also the ceiling inside.