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Let’s run away and join the circus

Gursky

This photo was inspired by my good cyber friend, Bitrot, aka @pigonwheels, with a nod to Andreas Gursky. It reminds me of summer evenings in Switzerland, staring at the blue sky, watching the birds and waiting for the spectacular storms to circle in from the north and west, but could have been taken almost anywhere.

I’m glad that I didn’t title the picture; somehow IMG_0009 seems apt. It’s a name that hangs on doubtless tens of thousands of digital pics, as anonymous and ubiquitous as the image itself.

Sadly it will never be as valuable as Gursky’s Rhein II, the most expensive photo ever when it sold for more than $4 million last year. I think mine’s better though.

Which reminds me of the b-side to Party Fears Two, a song about the circus and a track from my favourite Beatles LP.

The Associates :: It’s Better This Way

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Ballboy :: We’ve All Had Better Days

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The Beatles :: I Should Have Known Better

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[Sorry, no alternative link, or the copyright idiots will be onto me again.]

And of course, if you buy these records your life will be better.

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