Thursday, 18 March 2010

Fingers

OK, we’re still in ‘here is a nice but unrelated photo’ territory. In part because I went to the British Museum last weekend and had a good day for photos; in part because there’s a break coming up, so this week is surreally busy. I did try, without success, to think of something to say about fingers… 

At the BM I was reminded that there’s really nothing better than very ancient stuff for taking you out of yourself – it comes from somewhere very far off, so I guess it quickly also takes you to somewhere very far off, or at least to a level of presence that is timeless and different.

5 comments:

marja-leena said...

I like the photo with that shadow. And your mention of the British Museum instantly transports me back to the day we spent there almost a year ago... a transporting experience to see those ancient sculptures. I want to go back to see what I ran out of time and energy to see. You are fortunate to have it there so you can make frequent shorter visits.

Dale said...

(o)

leslee said...

Great catch! It looks hieroglyphic - and maybe more like a duck or a foot than fingers.

Hope you survive the week and enjoy the upcoming break.

Jan said...

Love the shadows. Great photo.

kasturi said...

perceptive insight about 'old stuff' especially 'really old stuff' i'm going to have to think about that for a while.