I used to be indecisive…

…but now I'm not so sure


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Finishing the challenge where I started (Roof Squares #30)

My first roof square was from Barcelona and so is this last one (I could probably have done all 30 days of the challenge using Barcelona roofs, but decided to diversify a bit!).  This is the roof of the Porters’ Lodge at Park Guell – another place designed by the inventive and innovative Antoni Gaudi.  The patterns and colours are created using small, irregular mosaic pieces – the detail is just amazing.

Today I am linking with Six Word Saturday and Becky’s #RoofSquares.

 

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Roof Squares #28

In August 2015 the artist Charles Pétillion filled the roof space at Covent Garden Market Hall with an installation consisting of 100,000 illuminated balloons and called Heartbeat.  He said…

The balloon invasions I create are metaphors. Their goal is to change the way in which we see the things we live alongside each day without really noticing them. With Heartbeat I wanted to represent the Market Building as the beating heart of this area – connecting its past with the present day to allow visitors to re-examine its role at the heart of London’s life.

Each balloon has its own dimensions and yet is part of a giant but fragile composition that creates a floating cloud above the energy of the market below. This fragility is represented by contrasting materials and also the whiteness of the balloons that move and pulse appearing as alive and vibrant as the area itself.”

Unfortunately I saw it in the daylight, so didn’t quite appreciate the illuminated aspect of the piece.

Covent Garden Market, London

Covent Garden Market, London

Posted for Becky’s #RoofSquares challenge.


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A prickly collection on the roof (Roof Squares #23)

The roof garden at the Getty Center in Los Angeles is covered with hundreds of cacti of different shapes and sizes.  There is a raised walkway from which you can admire the plants, but no access to walk amongst them, however I can’t imagine wanting to get up close and personal with these prickly customers.

Today I am linking with Six Word Saturday and Becky’s #RoofSquares.