” I want to go out in the sunshine and play with the real boys and girls” said this little doll in a shop window. I saw this little doll in the window of a toy shop at Piece Hall in Halifax. It was a sunny Sunday afternoon there were many families with children in the square. You can see their reflections in the doll’s … Continue reading The Doll who Wanted to Play
Pictures taken at the finishing line in Ciutadella of the “Cami de Cavalls” race around the island of Menorca. Some of these runners had completed the entire Cami, a distance of 185 kilometres. Some had completed a shorter route of 100 km, whilst others had completed distances of between 45 and 85 km. No wonder they were celebrating. Continue reading After the race.
It’s often easier to capture expressions of strangers in the street by using a phone instead of a camera. All these pictures were snapped on my iPhone and processed using the Snapseed App. I’ve gone for a grungy, grainy look to reflect the fact that these are spontaneous street-shots of a few people whose expressions caught my eye in Barcelona. The first one (above) was … Continue reading iPhoneography: Expressions in the Street
Ice Cream from Magic was the promise…….. ….and the Ice Cream Magician made it happen (with some Liquid Nitrogen and a great deal of flair) This post was inspired by Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Anything Hot or Cold Thank you for visiting MonoZone.Online Continue reading Ice Cream from Magic
Who makes all the custard pies then? Ever wondered who drives the trams in Lisbon? Who paints old staircases in Barcelona? Who sits in hipster coffee shops in Palma typing the next great novel? Look no further. You’ll find out the answers to these questions and more here: (please click on any image to view full-size or to start a slideshow) You can see more … Continue reading People at Work
Through a Window. “Look through any window,yeah What do you see? Smiling faces all around, rushing through the busy town……. So sang the British group, The Hollies, in 1966 with a song that got to number 4 in our UK charts and number 32 in the American Billboard Top 40. Ah, yes….. I remember it well! It was never one of my favourites, but half … Continue reading Through a Window.
Cameras and Photographers are two words which go together very well….. like chocolate doughnut and cappuccino….. like Rolliecord and Ilford…… like enthusiasts and second-hand gear….. like a selfie in front of a joke mirror… like a video camera at a street party… …all of which you can see here in this mini-gallery of pictures inspired by Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week : Any Kind of … Continue reading Cameras and Photographers.
A Perfect Pairing. I spotted this wonderful combination of vintage car with vintage driver rattling along the cobbled main street of the Yorkshire village of Haworth. Home of the famous Brontë sisters, Haworth is an undisputed literary mecca, attracting visitors from all around the world. With its historic cobbled Main Street, iconic parsonage and rolling moors, the picturesque proportions of this Airedale village exude a … Continue reading Vintage Car, Vintage Driver.
Once we were Young. Continue reading Monochrome Mondays: 1