Stills V3

June 2, 2013

Science Museum, London

Filed under: Mike — sojournerphoto @ 18:52

Science Museum

Not the front door, but caught my attention as I struggled through the crowds

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6 Comments »

  1. A shot that doesn’t need a person in it. There is little aesthetic in it but then that is the point: an old building is unevenly abused by the modern age. The predominance of Costa is as good a visual metaphor as one is going to get! But it is all that waste, eternally being processed out of the fossil fuels that we are so cavalier about in so many ways, that is the main impression.

    Comment by zavaell — June 6, 2013 @ 06:27

  2. The ephemeral and the (nearly) eternal

    Comment by judithgreenish — June 6, 2013 @ 10:02

  3. My mum and dad used to take me to the science museum, I loved it and I became a Physicist.

    The juxtaposition of that impressive building with the detritus of modern life is very sad.

    Comment by Rex — June 6, 2013 @ 21:02

  4. I dislike waste, what a sad state we are in that we create just to toss things aside shortly after only 1 use.
    A good picture with strong lines and structure.

    Comment by rhoehne — June 8, 2013 @ 06:39

  5. This makes a great picture, but it’s a very sad statement about modern life. For some reason I find people who litter very annoying.

    On a lighter note, it does somehow remind me of British Rail cups being left hanging on the railings at our local railway station when I was a child.

    Comment by cgcooke — July 19, 2013 @ 23:07

  6. Thank you everyone. Yes, I have come to abhor the creation of objects that are intended to be immediately thrown away. A waste in so many ways. Somehow, the contrast of the discarded, single use cups with the proud and stately building of the science museum, with all it represents about historic hopes for what science would give us (much of which it has of course!) struck me as poignant.

    I think perhaps my issue is economic, but it seems that Keynes was mistaken in thinking that we would slow down when we had ‘enough’.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — September 9, 2013 @ 21:55


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