This presumably homonormative pedestrian lane is catering to pedestrians in Utrecht, The Netherlands who are presumably heteronormative subjects. Painting pedestrian lanes in rainbow colours in order to campaign for a more diverse and inclusive society (or to portray oneself as diverse and inclusive) is a project anything but pedestrian.
It is quite unfortunate that I do not name the name of this tree in front of my window when I admire its beauty so much. This tree is never static. It constantly changes its appearance throughout the year as if it is following a strict protocol. Today, it stems are thick with white small flowers. Soon, the flowers will be all blown by the wind and will be replaced green leaves. It will be dense in leaves as it is dense in flowers today. The photograph below is a photograph of the same tree taken very recently, 30 days ago to be exact. Look how it changed and transformed in just a short period of time.
Taking this week’s theme for photo challenge quite too literally, I present the view from my attic window. This is as high as I could get. After all, we do not need to be too much elevated to consider ourselves to be on the top.
First, a disclaimer: It has been suggested that one should refrain from talking (and in this case posting) about religion and politics when the audience is diverse. I was quite reluctant to post this photograph because of its religious overtones. It is not my intention to offend anyone.
This week, share a photo of things that complement each other.
Source: A Good Match
What can be more traditional and mundane of a combination than a paper and pen. Among many other things, they have formidable partnership in expressing ourselves or just merely organizing our thoughts. What fascinates me is that while the digital age has made the typewriter archaic and obsolete, pens and papers are still important tools even now that our lives are becoming more and more governed by technology. Pen and paper makes conceptual ideas more tangible and more concrete. They can also make words more permanent.
An unexpected victory? A snapshot of an unlikely moment? This week, show us something that defies the odds.
Source: Against the Odds
When everything comes down to it, we are always at odds with time. We are victorious when we seem to forget it from time to time. But it is quite capable of inflicting pain when we are highly conscious about it.
This week, show us what being alone means to you.
There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect – Robert Louis Stevenson
Although I made the photograph myself, the artist you made the installation must be acknowledge. The subject of this photograph is Lino Hellings’ installation entitled ‘Papa Newsroom’ exhibited in Hacking Habitat in Gavangeniswolvenplein Utrecht. The gallery is a former prison.