Strangely, one of my favourite shots from Christmas Day’s photo shoot in the city was of peering through the windows of Harbour Stop. With its grubby glass, light flares, ghostly interior, glimpses from across the road through the other side, and reflections of its’ own arcades, and the buildings across the road behind me, it is a slightly confusing melange of images that are a fitting reflection of my 2012.
Gunaratne and I were beetling away from the harbour toward Pettah when I caught sight of the building, its triangular flatiron profile somewhat camouflaged at first by wide arcades. In my excitement I almost tumbled from the tuk tuk tuk as it came to rest after our uninterrupted wheelie across the deserted street! I hope you’ll enjoy a couple of the other shots I took of this once grand and optimistic construction.
In the spirit of sharing we so enjoy here at Marianne’s CBBH Challenges, I’d like to introduce you to two blogs I’ve been enjoying: one new to me, the other a ‘catch up’ because somehow her posts haven’t been coming through my reader. Please meet Nilanjana Roy, a journalist, poet and commentator from India, and Cheryl, About Elephants, a writer, photographer and watcher of elephants in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. These two women are linked by the power of their words – I think you’ll find both blogs interesting, to say the least.