T is for Tube Line…
Leytonstone is located on the Central Line, which snakes all the way horizontally across London from Epping in the East, through Central London, and on to West Ruislip in the West. At 46 miles from one end to the other it is the longest tube line, and it certainly feels like one of the busiest, especially during rush hour! Although the middle section of the Central Line is a deep level underground line, at either end it sits on the surface, including here in Leytonstone 🙂
This year for my Blogging from A-Z Challenge I’ve decided to keep it super-simple, and stick close to home with a straightforward agenda. I tend to post lots of local London images anyway, so my aim is to post at least one new (as in taken recently, and not posted before) photograph each day, taking us on a whistle-stop A-Z tour of Local Leytonstone Life; simple snapshot images of ordinary everyday things around me that capture my attention, yet don’t take me out of my daily routine too much…
There’s something about the raw ugliness of train tracks cutting wide scars through the land with all their additional frameworks of metal and wire that simply fascinates me… and it helps that I absolutely love train travel 🙂
Cee’s B&W Challenge: Tracks
It seems America has a National Train Day today – have a look at Dan Antion’s post on No Facilities to see more about this – so as a Brit who loves train travel myself, and not wanting to feel left out, just for fun here’s a few images of UK trains and tracks 🙂
P.S. For a previous post featuring similar views from the back of a train, see here 🙂
I love the way shadow, with the way it highlights the contrast between light and dark, can create a dramatic image out of even the most mundane of subjects – in this case an urban railway track in the early morning sunshine 🙂
Daily Prompt: Shadow
If anyone had asked me a couple of years ago what was the biggest obstacle to my creativity, I’d probably have said it was the lack of either time or money (I’ve spent much of my life being either time rich and money poor, or alternatively comparatively money rich and time poor), the lack of decent equipment (for my photography), or perhaps even the lack of an appropriately insprational environment (for my creative writing).
Yet slowly but surely I’m beginning to realise that the greatest obstacle to my creativity is, and always has been, me. I’m starting to see that I’ve spent a lifetime emotionally restricting myself by relying too heavily on the self-limiting words ‘always’ and ‘never’ to guide me, as if they were parallel walls forming the long narrow tunnel of my personal comfort zone, keeping me groping my way along in the dark, oblivious to my own blindness, unable and unwilling to deviate from their pre-destined path.
But now at last I can see light at the end of the tunnel, and as I’m learning to look beyond those restrictive walls that were effectively squeezing the life out of me, I’m finding it refreshingly liberating to finally feel free…
Discover Challenge: Obstacles