Thursday, July 12, 2007

foggy atmospheres, foggy head

I really love fog.
Launceston is quite a foggy city as it's located in a valley and the landscape seems to capture the low lying cloud and not let go until midday during autumn.
So, it was great to experience a couple of
nights and mornings in Melbourne where the same conditions seemed to prevail for a little while.
There's something about the insulating, masking, nature of fog that really excites me. Perceptions are reeled in, light takes on a completely different quality and everything takes on a slightly spooky edge that's simply delicious. I wish we had more fog in Melbourne.
Whereas these photos aren't the best, they indicate the extent of recent foginess round these
parts that is quite aesthetically pleasing, even on the bike ride to work.

There are a couple of photos included with some eerie mist effects and an orb, too.
Also, as you can see, there is a not-so time lapse series of photos of Melbourne Central tower at different stages of foggy dishabille. C'est tres jolie, n'est-ce pas?
Next postis going to include some pictures of recent street art on the way to work along the Upfield bikepath. It's a constantly evolving landscape that reminds me pretty much every day how fortunate I am to live in a city where so many people take the risk of improving the mental environment with their own visions and creativity in direct defiance to the mind numbing banality of advertising.
The streets are their canvas.
I've written this entry whilst a little bit sloshed on tasty red wine.
That's my excuse, what's yours?
just viewed - the bunker (a WWII thriller/slasher about guilty nazi consciences)

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1 Comments:

At 3:17 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heya spunk,
i really love fog too. who ever thought we'd have that in common? Hope melblife is treating you well, and you and your boy are happy and warm. Sydney is pretty fun at the moment. 14 degrees and the weekend lies before me,
talk soon,
xx lego

 

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