Friday, 23 March 2018

Edge of town

The field between Nowa Iwiczna and Zgorzała is filling up with housing, new units are appearing each time I walk over there. This photo (click to enlarge) is from last Sunday; an azure sky, fading to midnite blue at the zenith thanks to the polarising filter that also whitened the snow. Low-voltage power lines and a rutty track converge at infinity. Crisp shadows from the sun that's getting stronger by the day. A brief moment of anomalously familiar memory; how could I have witnessed such a scene in my West London childhood? And yet I've had this feeling before. 1950s USA or Scandinavia; housing on an airbase in the far north - Alaska? Greenland?

This time two years ago:
The Name of God, Consciousness and Everything

This time four years ago:
The clash of narratives

This time five years ago:
The Church and democracy

This time six years ago:
Prime lens or zoom?

This time seven years ago:
Warsaw's failed bid as City of Culture, 2016

This time eight years ago:
Stalinist downtown at dusk

This time nine years ago:
The End of an Age of Excess?

This time ten years ago:
Snowy Easter in England

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