It’s a building that I pass on a regular basis. Not far from the Oval cricket ground.
I glance at it usually – casually without taking it in – but this time I paused and really Looked. And this is what I saw. Window glass replaced by window grain. It was that sheet of boarding resplendent with the grain of the wood that caught my eye. Well past its best and highly likely to de-laminate if a developer doesn’t get a move on, but in its current state, I saw a form of beauty. A repeated pattern of lines and shapes and knots in the wood.
Beauty doesn’t just mean something that exhibits a ‘classical’ form of beauty. I believe that there is beauty in the mundane, in the simple lines of ordinary objects. At least, that is what my eye sees here. Does it attract you too?