Something different today – images that are ‘people-centric’ – not the type of image I normally take. But, in keeping with my philosophy of always carrying a camera, on this visit I captured images that I would really have kicked myself for missing if I hadn’t pocketed my Canon G10 for the day.
These are from the superb Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in Oxford. A vast treasure trove of artefacts from bygone centuries and millennia. Well worth visiting but you will need a full day, or more, to do the collection justice. And it’s free! It’s refreshing to visit a museum where it is possible to take photographs without being accosted and commanded to stop.
I saw subtle unintended humour in the first image (above). The arm of the commanding statue (I forgot to notice who this depicts) points to the Left, but all the heads of the visitors are looking Right.
Next, I noticed the elevated walkway that crossed the high-ceilinged opening gallery, and a guided party hove into view. I liked the idea of including the writing on the front of the central stand announcing ‘Travel in the Ancient World’ juxtaposed with the silhouetted travelers of today’s world, (crossing overhead): the last of which looked as if he was, quite by chance, also of advancing years.
Finally in the basement I spied a lonely red jacket in the cloakroom in an area unusually bathed in light.