Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Enjoy The View

Yesterday I was in Aberdeen. During a break in the day I took a walk out of the venue, over a mist shrouded links golf course. Warmed by the light of the setting sun, I climbed the last dune and was awe-struck by the sight of the North Sea bathed in the most extraordinary late afternoon light. In the distance were two oil tankers making their sedate way across the horizon (you can just make them out in the picture above, the guy on the shoreline is Michael one of the caterers), nearby the bobbing heads of seals and gulls. It was beautiful, incredible and chilling... and amazing sight.

Today, as I write this, I'm on the 15th floor of the Radisson in Birmingham. I have a view of the city lights and rumbling traffic... and all across the sky the fireworks of Guy Fawkes night are exploding in technicolor flashes. Beautiful too, in it's own way.



Joanna Cake said...

One of my favourite cities :) Will you be working at the Academy or the NEC?

Daren said...

Having My Cake: I'll be at the NEC tomorrow, busy day. Not long to go 'til I'm home though.


DJ Kirkby said...

What a beautiful pic. I think I prefer this view to any of a city.