Cola Drinker

_DS82844Last summer I walked a number of walks in and around Milton Keynes which, quite possibly, I will never walk again as a result of our recent move down into Sussex. I don’t think that thought actually occurred to me at the time – possibly a good thing it didn’t because it would have had a maudlin effect. One of the benefits of Photography is that it enhances memories. Not only can I visualize, in my mind, those places that I have visited many times but I can view images to refresh my memory and add to it.

The image today is a new mural I discovered on a walk around the end of Willen Lake on an underpass wall. This is the second time I have stumbled upon a new artwork while walking near the lake and on both occasions I’ve experienced that frisson of excitement at seeing something special for the first time.  Below is a reminder of that first artwork I found on another underpass over three years ago.

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About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'.
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6 Responses to Cola Drinker

  1. oneowner says:

    When I moved I knew there were areas I would never visit again.But then I found new places that became favorites. I’m sure you will find the photogenic areas around Sussex in short order, too.

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  2. seekraz says:

    There is something exciting about finding new pieces of art like this…seems to cause both the heart and mind to quicken a bit. Nice find, Andy.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    The last time I was in our Hill Country, I found a reproduction of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” under a bridge. It was rather well done, and quite a shock. It’s the surprise that’s the thing, and the mystery. Why someone would paint such a lovely rendition under a bridge where no one — except those who get out of their cars and snoop around — would see it is really quite remarkable.

    I agree that you’ll find more than enough to keep you not only occupied, but fulfilled, in your new territory. I took a look at the map, and recognized a couple of names — like Brighton. Best of all is Hastings. One of the few dates I’ve remembered over the years is 1066: the Battle of Hastings, and the beginning of the Norman conquest. Personally, I can’t wait for you to do a little roaming over there.

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    • LensScaper says:

      ‘Surprise’ is always a joy to me as a Photographer. Yes, Brighton is on our list of places to visit. Our daughter used to live there for a few years and so we know it quite well. I’m really looking forward to 2016.

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