Mile End Underground Station, East London
Not quite sure what was going on here with these dolls hanging in a window advertising for both male hair models and a Saturday assistant in Spitalfields Market, East London, but I for one found the whole ensemble more than a little creepy 🙂
What grabbed my attention first with this Daihatsu Copen was its vibrant yellow paintwork, closely followed by its tiny size for a sports car – and luckily for me it seems to be a perfect contender for this week’s Sunday Stills Challenge 🙂
I grew up in a farming community in the Highlands of Scotland, then brought up my children in a rented council house in an old fishing village just along the coast from Inverness, but I now live with my husband in a tiny one bedroom first-floor flat in an old Victorian-built property in East London. Living in such a small, relatively confined space with no garden, I find I really miss just opening my door and sitting on my herb-scented doorstep with a cup of tea, enjoying the fresh air, feeling the breeze, neither being fully inside or outside.
I wonder sometimes what it must be like to live in an ordinary high-rise tower-block, with no possibility of a garden but perhaps with a tiny balcony space looking down over the rooftops, potentially bringing a little bit of the outside in – would that feel better or worse than where I live now? Would I feel trapped in a concrete prison, or would the soaring height instead bring a feeling of open-ness, especially if I could have a few carefully-chosen terracotta plant-pots filled with flowers and herbs to fill my senses?
My third and last Close Up for this week’s challenge – a rare self-portrait, of me curled up on the sofa with no make-up on and my hair just doing its own thing as ever… 🙂