David Swatton's People Posts

An old photo but still one of my favourites. I wanted to start with something beautiful, if melancholy - “in sooth I know not why I am so sad.. ..it wearies me…

“A book should serve as the ice-axe for the seas frozen within our soul…” Franz Kafka Everywhere in Prague you see the juxtaposition of these two iconic images;…

“The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief - But the pain of grief Is only a shadow When compared with the pain Of never risking love.”

I've been too sad for too long and it's time to change. Yesterday I left my job and last night I changed the way I look - shaved for the first time in 20 years!…

To celebrate mid-summers day, a charity painting event has been held in Trafalgar Square with everyone given a “blue sky” canvas on which to paint. It is being…

Please enlarge. After yesterday's tranquility, time for a wake-up call! All shots taken on the south bank of the Thames where kids have taken over an area…

She just walked up, took off her jacket and began singing the most beautiful operatic arias, pausing for a few moments between each one. When she stood silently…

I keep saying that I come across some strange things in town and this is no different. This guy comes down to the south bank of the Thames every day to do his…

This definitely comes into the category “jobs I wouldn't do but I'm glad someone else does”!! Don't look down…. Jump [youtube.com]

Please enlarge. The National Gallery has produced a set of replica paintings of some of the most famous works of art in its collection and hung them on walls in…

This girl looked so chilled out, just sitting by the river doing her stuff. Have a good weekend. John Lee Hooker & Carlos Santana: Chill Out [youtube.com]

Please enlarge (much better). Well, yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far in London - close to 30 deg C. And what was I doing? I was in a darkened…

I thought I would cheer myself up with something stupid. This is inspired by the majestically awful puns of MademoiselleE. After two months off I go back to…

This is a bit of a spin on the theme, but I couldn't resist it. There was a time when the British policeman (the ??Bobby on the Beat?) was famous for being…

Sometimes it seems so easy just to disappear into the city that surround us…. …and, yes, there are people in all of these shots.

I am not a radical, politicised person but I know the difference between right and wrong. And the continued suffering of Aung San Suu Kyi and the Burmese people…
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