20 January 2012

Solsbury Hill


Richmond Hill, Richmond upon Thames, UK.
June 2011.


Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
I could see the city light
Wind was blowing, time stood still
Eagle flew out of the night

He was something to observe
Came in close, I heard a voice
Standing stretching every nerve
Had to listen, had no choice

I did not believe the information
I just had to trust imagination

My heart going boom, boom, boom

"Son", he said, "Grab your things,
I've come to take you home"

(Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill)




This is my 300th blog post since I started "Running To The Light" in the late summer of 2009. I'm not planning to get cheesy now, so let me just say this much: Thank you so much for following my blog and for all the wonderful comments! I really appreciate it.


Back to business as usual now... It's been a busy twelve days since my last blog post, so here's a rather lengthy list of links I like. 

Architecture
Tusen Ramundberget restaurant

Bicycles and motorcycles
Deus Triumph Bonneville; Honda CB550 Cafe Racer (this is one of the most beautiful custom motorcycles I've ever seen); Interview with Charley Boorman; Paul Brodie.

Design

Music
Bruce Springsteen's new single has been released this week!

Outdoor
A funny article about goats.

Photography:
Aernout OverbeekeAndreas OhlundArthur Elgort; Jason Travis' amazing "Persona" - series; Jennifer GreenburgJoakim Eskildsenvintage photos from a Vespa trip around Europe.


New photos coming soon, weather permitting.

Have a nice weekend!

- Dom

8 comments:

DeeBee L. said...

Well done! :)
The great thing about blogging is about all the people you "touch", sort of "virtual friends".

Great shot! You seem fascinated by central lanes that leads the eye towards the subject! I like this sort of composition as well as it gives a great perspective to the photo and is always very effective!

Looking fwd to Post #301! DeeBee :)

Dominic Doherty said...

Thank you very much DeeBee!

Yes, I like this sort of composition. Some people have criticised me for choosing this composition, but as far as I'm concerned, it's the natural way of looking at things - straight lines lead the viewer's eyes towards a subject, and they help us guess the approximate distance between ourselves and the subject.

Babzy said...

happy 300 posts ! :) Thanks for sharing all these links with us , i'll look at when i will be less busy ;) Have a good weekend !

Emm said...

Happy 300 posts! What a lovely photo. You know, for years I thought Peter Gabriel was singing about Salisbury, the capital of Rhodesia, (now Harare, Zimbabwe). I don't know why I made that inference, maybe because Gabriel sang about Biko?

T. Becque said...

So without getting cheesy, happy 300, it's been a joy to visit your blog and talk with you too.

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks very much y'all!!!

joo said...

Congratulations on your 300th post! Wow, it's a lot!!!!
Thanks for Richmond, another place I like so much:)
j.

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks!
I love Richmond, but the Richmond I visited in June 2011 was a bit different from the Richmond I left in June 2008... my favourite restaurant no longer exists... it's such a crying shame.