So, after Milan, I spent a few days in Scotland, in Aberdeen. I’ve been there a few times before, but I can’t really say I know the place.
I will be spending some time in Aberdeen, however, as that’s where Professor M works now. And because we try to spend weekends and holidays together, this means that one of us has to travel. Yes, every week…
Not very environmentally friendly, I know, but I don’t care. You can’t save the planet by telling people they shouldn’t do something (besides, nobody likes a spoilsport). You can save the planet by inventing more environmentally friendly ways of doing what people are going to do anyway, though. That’s what I tell all the hypocrites who criticise my carbon footprint: instead of finger-wagging, they should get an engineering degree and do something a bit more concrete to save the planet. Not that I’m going to wait for them to come up with more environmentally friendly planes to see my husband…
OK, rant over, I think you get my point: while my husband and I continue to live in two countries, we will be travelling between Finland and Scotland on a regular basis.
Anyway… since my last trip to Aberdeen didn’t exactly go to plan, I tried to do better this time. So, I was playing tourist, taking random photos of this and that, and here’s a little sample of what I saw:
I have to confess: I have thing for graffiti, and I can’t resist good wall art. I have to photograph it…
You know what else I can’t resist photographing? Lanterns. And windows. My Photo Journal (= my second Instagram feed, which you can see on the sidebar) is full of pictures of windows.
And no, I don’t collect pictures of windows or lanterns (or anything else) because they’re old and quaint. I actually prefer modern architecture, and I would definitely not want to live in an old house (however quaint or cute).
I can’t tell you what it is that makes me think something is ‘interesting’, i.e. ‘must be photographed’. I haven’t really thought about it, nor do I want to. You see, for me, photography (or doing my Photoshop art) is an exercise in using the right side of the brain: letting go of logic and reason, stopping the endless flow of thoughts that overload my mind. So, the only ‘rule’ is: see something interesting, take a picture. It works.
Do you ever take random photos of whatever catches your eye?
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