Three posts away I mentioned I was going to take photos of the "road" but got sidetracked when I met Syla along the way as commented in my previous post.
I have since been back and got the snapshots I wanted just to show you the improvement on what was a drab dusty road surrounded by industrial estates and not much else.
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The dusty road still remains but hopefully the Council will eventually pave it.
It is a bit peculiar because they have paved some bits and others left the dirt track. Perhaps they are trying to cut down on costs!
I so appreciate there is more green and the trees are providing more shade
Due to the heat it is very rare to see gorgeous green grass or lawns like at home in the UK. Even though it is watered daily and the vegetation is coming along nicely it will never be like that. Considering it is watered with recycled sewage water it isn't doing so badly. Mind you a prolonged bout of rain would work wonders.
This is on the way back. I haven't bothered to photograph the bridge over the railway tracks or the mostly dried up bed of what was once a river because they haven't thought to clean that up yet! Hopefully they will do that sometime soon because there are swarms of hungry mosquitos down there in the stagnant water. I always smother myself in my home-made mosquito repellent before I set out and they don't bother me at all as long as I have used that cream.
Now that it is cooler I think I am going to do a little bit of street photography as mentioned by Joy at "Today is the first day...of the rest of your life"in her post "Street Photography". I am going to go for the curious and what hits the eye as Joy does in her posts.
I didn't know that street photography was a visual art genre. I have been reading a little bit about it online and I see in Wikipedia it is called candid photography conducted for art or enquiry that features unmediated chance encounters and random incidents within public places.
They also describe it like so in this How-to guide for beginners.
"Street photographers are observers, flâneurs by nature. It is a way of connecting with the world and bringing back the moments that stand out. It can be likened to a visual form of poetry – while beauty and form are important aspects of street photography, great street photographs often have something going on beneath the surface."
That does sound somewhat flamboyant I am not sure I'll be able to to take a photo that will be a visual form of poetry but well I'll give it a try.
This is a photo I took awhile ago which perhaps could be classified as street photography. The sun beams hitting the balcony on the left is what caught my attention. I changed it to B&W because it was hard to see the sunbeams in the photo in colour.
I have bought this pattern by Jen Tyler on Ravelry. Other than thinking these cowls are really pretty the pattern also uses some tapestry crochet technique which means more practise for me. I thought it would be a good stash oddments buster as well. I have already started one which will be for my sister in the UK as the cold there is already creeping in and it should be nice and snug around her neck. I am not using these colours exactly as I want to use up what I have in my stash.
These are a couple of images from the designer's Ravelry page to show you how they are worn.
It is slow going with all the colour changes but I am enjoying it and learning as I go along.