Walking around Augsburg, I came across this intricate, mysterious scales: beautifully balanced, surrounded by watches, clocks, wall clocks, jewellery, it took me to another dimension. Waiting for my watch-strap to be changed, the words “on balance” came to mind, life as a balancing act, time weighing on all of us…
When I asked for permission to take a photo, the kind owners related the scales to the ancient Egyptian Goddess of Ma’at, responsible for weighing the souls of the departed against a feather. If the soul was found to be heavier than the feather, it was denied access to the underworld.
I left the shop lighter, and full of ideas.
On a flying visit to the Tate Modern extension, I took this picture of the concrete walls of the underground Tanks that used to hold the oil in the building’s previous life as power station. I saw the oil marks on the concrete become tree rings, marking the age of the structure. The Tanks, kept in their rough state, turned into gallery spaces, now hold the present and enable the future. What a powerhouse of art!
to where olives
seascape with horizon
of our walk…
Photo: Japanese Garden, in the Botanic Gardens Augsburg. It was the Gardens’ 80th Birthday recently, and there was a lovely and lively day long celebration last Sunday, the 11th of September. The whole city was there, including Yours truly.
Happy Birthday, Augsburg Botanic Gardens!
points of view—
as the sun moves across
how was I
Walking around the old city in Augsburg, I came across wonderful images revealed by peeling plaster.
crowding the city memory lanes
Fresh from the fridge, where she hibernated for 5 months…
Haiku Journey is my entry to HaikuLife, The Haiku Foundation FilmFest 2015 (includes sound).
Alfred Wallis paintings by kind permission of Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge.
Haiku and Design: Stella Pierides
Editing: Rob Ward
even when time stands still waiting