Field of flowers, Olympic Park, London, Aug 2012

A Bouquet from Olympic Park

Today’s daily pic is a simple little fresh flower bouquet for any and all who happen to come across this photo or otherwise drop by Piran Café today. You’re always welcome. Today’s Pic du Jour, the 201st (!) straight, was snapped at London’s Olympic Park exactly two years ago. The …

Leicester Square, London, 07-Aug-2012

London Yawn (Pic du Jour)

I’m not a big fan of snapping people with GoPro cameras, but I was really happy with how this image, shot near London’s Leicester Square, turned out. There’s a certain intimacy, from the framing to the yawn, that another camera from the same angle probably wouldn’t have captured.  Thoughts? London, …


Happy Birthday Robert Burns

Robert Burns would have been 254 today. Some are taken from us much too soon. This was taken last summer during the Olympic Games in London. The red flower? I’m not absolutely sure, but I think it was the work of this Brazilian art project, Rio Occupation London, who were …

City Loos, London, 02-Aug-2012

Attention Londoners: A Quick Question

This begs the question: What sort of awards have these public loos won?

London, 02-Aug-2012

Desire (Pic du Jour)

Today’s pic is another gopro still from my London 2012 pile, this time of a translation of Abdourahman A. Waberi‘s poem, Desire. Desire is the best description of that ‘swaying between here and elsewhere’ that I’ve ever read. This was mounted on a fence along the Thames not far from …

Leicester Square, 07-Aug-2012

Tired? Or bored? Street Stills with a GoPro (Pic du Jour)

So which is it? Sleepy? Or just bored with handing out leaflets for a London theatre? This was taken near Leicester Square on a rare afternoon off while I was in London covering the Olympics in August. I thought I’d experiment a bit with how my GoPro Hero2 could be …

Notting Hill Gate station, London, 10-August-2012

Solitary (pic du jour)

Finding a wall of solitude in a busy London tube station on a Friday afternoon? Easy. Cracking it with a fleeting glance? Unforgettable. I’m glad we made eye contact. It broke that momentary solitary confinement – her’s, waiting alone for the train, and mine, leaning against a wall, hiding behind …


Bridges, a Rainbow and St. Paul’s

Bridges is this week’s #frifotos theme on twitter; I was stuck indoors all day yesterday working in a hotel in Brussels which allowed no time for bridge hunting in the Belgian capital. So instead here’s another shot from a visit to London last month, a view towards St. Paul’s Cathedral …


Reflections on Trains

Jake‘s weekly email, this time on the topic of reflection, was the perfect prompt to break out, albeit briefly, from an 18-day postless stretch. Did y’all miss me? I’m slowly working my way through a small pile of photos taken last month in London during the Olympic Games, and from …

Dancing Nuns at the 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremonies in London

2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony – London Notebook III

If globalization had left you wondering what Great Britain’s primary export has been over the past 50 years, the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics provided a high energy reminder. A few scattered notes from the what was certainly the best of the three Olympic Games finales I’ve seen: …