Capital Adventure – the Detail
Last week Striding Edge was a big picture mountain adventure. This week, no vast vistas or rolling hills, just trains, streets, theatres and retail therapy, but travel on foot, train or plane, anywhere, everyday.
short distances and detail can be an adventure.
Take the time to stop, look, listen, enjoy.
Things will catch your eye, or your ear.
Take a break
Stop rushing and just be.
May be one reason I haul a camera with me everywhere.
Just to try to catch moments, those small things which can turn the mundane and ordinary into the extraordinary.
And so to the capital. Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy on a west end stage were a temptation not to be missed. The revival of Skylight, a tale of… well I’ll let you find that one out yourselves, was extraordinarily good. No, it was brilliant. A wonderful piece of theatre. Go.
Along the way, through an itinerary of friends, food, retail and culture I stopped and stared and irritated those I was with. Constantly clicking.
Tried to put my camera away but the warmth of the midsummer weekend spread colour across the city.
Reflected light picking out moments
in the lives of beautiful people
and the not so beautiful.
National Portrait Gallery
From both high and low,
those moments of quiet adventure were there.
And just in case your interested, Handbagged was also wonderful. Breakfast at the National Portrait Gallery and stay at the Meridian if you want a swim in the mornings. Great pool.