24 October 2011

Futile Gesture

Saw this a little while ago - only remembered it recently.

There is a cycle path on my route to work which runs along quite a busy road. Whilst on my way to work, I saw a cyclist nearly get wiped out by a rather large cement mixer lorry.

The cyclist, rather understandably, was less than pleased. He cycled quite quickly to catch up and then promptly spat at the cement mixer. Impressively he did manage to hit the lorry.

However as the lorry was filthy it was doubtful that the driver would even have noticed.

I do feel however that small acts of defiance should be celebrated.

9 October 2011

Motorway Randomness

I need a better title for this blog... will have a think.

Anyway - firstly my thanks to my friend Clare for letting me borrow this photo. I've driven past this bridge on a couple of occasions but have either a) not had a camera on me or b) been the only person in the car so unable to take a photo.

Graffiti on bridges has often been a source of pondering for me (yes I am that sad). The major source of my interest is how they actually paint the slogans on the side of the bridge... do they hang over the side? In which case surely there are less dangerous ways to get your slogan out there.

The slogan itself is also a source of musing - especially when stuck in traffic which considering this is on the M25 happens quite often.

At the end of the day perhaps it's best not to know how it got there etc. Perhaps it is simply enough that it is there and brightening up the day of the motorists who pass it.

8 October 2011

You Wait Ages For One London Bus...

Took this whilst up in London on a day out. There are actually a couple of other buses out of shot... I've seen loads of taxis altogether in New York but this is the first time I've seen this many London buses all in one place.

7 October 2011

When Pandas Go Wrong

I had completely forgotten I had this photo until I was going through the album recently. This was taken at San Diego Zoo. This was the wall along side the panda enclosure. The whole wall was covered with various paintings of pandas clearly done by artists of various skill. This one just made me laugh as it is the most awkward looking panda ever.