Tuesday, January 09, 2007



Anonymous James said...

Oh, is the brown-shoed foot suppose to provoke me now? Well, it won't. All I'll say is brownie better start wearing some socks because those marble(?) pavements look really nice but are terrible on your feet and knees.

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they lovers of lunch (as in the food and accoutrements of lunch) or are they lovers who meet at lunchtime.

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is wonderful. You have a great imagination.

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nasty looking foot...
or rather ankle/shin...

another peculiar piccy pod.
are you sure you know how to point one of those things? you're not just getting some seriously bad parallax errors???


'tis cool stuff though.
arty :)

6:12 PM  
Blogger Reya Mellicker said...

This is a lovely portrait of a perfect moment inbetween appointments, work, errands, who knows what?

Hope you're feeling better, returning from the nasty cold to your usual standards of excellence!

1:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Momentary Academic" beat me to the punch. That was my question, too. I love your enigmatic photo captions, Pod.

Hope your cold is better! I thought mine was relapsing last night, but I feel OK this morning, so maybe it really is on the run...

1:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW, I love that Akram Khan Web site! Mesmerizing, kind of. I'll watch to see when he performs here...

1:59 AM  
Blogger Washington Cube said...

Old friend, old friend
Sat on their park bench
Like bookends
A newspaper blown though the grass
Falls on the round toes
Of the high shoes
Of the old friends.

Old friends,
Winter companions,
The old men
Lost in their overcoats,
Waiting for the sunset.
The sounds of the city,
Sifting through trees,
Settle like dust
On the shoulders
Of the old friends.

Can you imagine us
Years from today,
Sharing a park bench quietly?
How terribly strange
To be seventy.
Old friends,
Memory brushes the same years
Silently sharing the same fears

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a breakfest Lover! yeahhhh ... Nice shot! hahahaha

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Clammy Tats said...

Happy New Year my little Pod you like... which one is you then? the one in the glasses or the one in the reflection holding the budgie tray?? oh that gave it away.... love those old ladies, one has young eyes, you can see she was beautiful, still is but you know what I mean and what great teeth? did you take that at your ballroom dancing club?

6:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liked the poem :)
Looks like you are inspiring people again Mr Pod.

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Washington, that's a great Simon & Garfunkel lyric. And you're right -- this photo does bring it to mind!

3:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ANOTHER amazing photograph by Pod. HOW on Earth did you manage to take this one? Bravo.

5:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blimey those feet are still there! They look so OLD they freak me out. I don't want feet like that.

9:13 AM  
Blogger SimonHolyHoses said...

I like the angles in that one Podster. Diagonal things. And shoes looking like they are on the wrong foot.

I think my old world charm dictates that I favour the ones on the right, and I have to say that I find the indiscretion of a bare leg and a sensible shoe rather attractive.

I don't know about you, but, while I don't always condone someone making a spectacle of themselves, a bit of eccentric style, the strength of will to carry it off, and the beat of someone's own drum, are always worthy of admiration.

Sorry I've been neglectful of late. Funny times at work and home, and I've been more than distracted.

I'm currently sitting in an all night kebab dispensary with Ugly Betty swilling sherry out of a brown paper bagged bottle and cursing the daylight, and the ironies of space and time.

Actually I'm not really. But I would I were.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

JA - yes its all a big test. we are trying to catch you out!

MA - hmmm....that is the question. i think they are secret lovers that meet up at lunch for a saucy sandwich

FAYE - ta love ;0)

INC - some of the worst mistakes become great successes ;0)

REYA - thank ye. i am still a bit of a snotpod but feeling much better thanks!

STEVE - thought you would like the dancer. hope zero degrees comes there. amazing!

WC - oh i just realised that in abbreviating you i may be insulting you by calling you a toilet en francais. i shall have to think of something else! i love that song but it makes me sad as i miss ny best friend who is in new york. we are sure we will end up parked side by side in our wheelchairs one day...

RATZ - breakfast is the best! i look forward to it when i am falling asleep at night....

CLAMMERS - no, it was taken at the smoked meat purveyors pre-christmas charity buffet and mingle if you must know...

JD - i is sneaky i is

LA WEND - hark at you!! weren't you reprimanding some youndg whipper snapper only moments ago for saying 40 was old......double standards hey? i dont know! ;0P

SIMON - hang on, i'll just slip me comfy (brown) shoes on and i'll be down the kebab shop as quickly as me old bones'll carry me.....save us a swig!

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very cool picture.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Kimberley said...


9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lunch time lovers? Where's the love? I'd need to see more to believe you? My idea of lovers is more intimate. You know how the French behave on public benches!

11:06 PM  
Blogger rockmother said...

Oooh - very Martin Parr. Gorgeous. I've got 2 Martin Parr's - fawn slacks and a sandwich on the knee and then slippers and socks on a bench - just a picture of the feet. Brilliant. xx

9:23 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

i humbly or humbley bow to your reference to one of my idols martin parr...the stuff he captures is purely brilliant. thanks you big hard mummy! x

6:46 PM  
Blogger rockmother said...

Yes Mr Parr is a big favourite of mine too - I'm glad to be the proud owner of two of his pics. Of course - I laugh as I chose the one with slippers and socks as the main subject - shoe freak that I am!! But seriously - your photo's are brilliant and don't you forget it. xxx

8:42 AM  
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