Monday, 30 June 2014

On Fried Chicken

There are places in London with so many fried "chicken and chip" shops that sadly this type of food is becoming a staple in many people's diets.

(A fried chicken joint in Stratford, East London)

Sunday, 29 June 2014

On the World Cup

Nothing brings enemies together as much as a good football match.

(National Football Museum in Manchester, England)

Monday, 23 June 2014

On Littering

Some cities clearly invest more money and effort on keeping their streets litter-free.

(Anti-litter signs on the streets of Manchester, UK)

Saturday, 21 June 2014

On Depression

"If you know someone who's depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn't a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather. Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they're going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It's hard to be a friend to someone who's depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do."
-Stephen Fry

(Conceptual sitting area in Hyde Park, London last summer)

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

On Being Yourself

Being teased or bullied for something that is out of one's control drives so many young people to drugs and depression.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

On Hybrid Vehicles

In some cities not only have private hybrid cars made their way onto main roads but public hybrid electric busses have too.

(A hybrid bus in Manchester, England last month)

Saturday, 14 June 2014

On Haggis

It is a traditional Scottish dish containing sheep's giblets mixed with minced onions, oatmeal, fat, and spices.

(A serving of Haggis at a Lake District restaurant)

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

On Sheep-Free Zones

There are places in the countryside with such an overpopulation of sheep that hotels and homes need to create special barriers to deter them.

(A sheep-free zone sign in Elterwater, Lake District)

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

On Reusing

Some people can get really creative with the whole "reduce, reuse, recycle" concept.

(Old shoes used to grow plants in the Lake District)

Sunday, 8 June 2014

On Life Slogans

More and more souvenir shops are manipulatively adding inspirational signs/slogans on life in an effort to boost sales.

(Some cliche signs at a gift shop in the Lake District)

Thursday, 5 June 2014

On Grief

 "What though the radiance which was once so bright
Be now for ever taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind;
In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be;
In the soothing thoughts that spring
Out of human suffering;
In the faith that looks through death,
In years that bring the philosophic mind."

-William Wordsworth

(The former home of William Wordsworth in the Lake District)

Monday, 2 June 2014

On Computers

As if the world weren't already obsessed with computers some parents rush to introduce it to their children as early as possible.

(A child's computer set outside a home in Newcastle)