15:33, 15/9/2015, Nanjing, China
I feel I should inform everyone that I spent about five whole minutes trying to come up with a funny, punchy line using a phone-based song lyric to team with Isabel’s photo this week. And nothing. Nada. All I could think of was ABBA’s Ring, Ring, Blondie’s Hanging On the Telephone, and Lady Gaga’s Telephone…so all just phone-related songs, but no actual punch line. Good work, Jacquie, good work. Anyhow. What’s more important is how much I LOVE Isabel’s photo this week. I love how dilapidated (one of the best words ever) it looks, I love the colours of the sky blue pipes, the pastel yellow of the phone, and the bright pink of the flowers. I love how the vine looks like it’s slowly consuming the phone box – mother nature wins this battle perhaps?
7:40, 15/9/2015, Melbourne, Australia
Speaking of mother nature, my photo captures some lovely weather we were given earlier this week. It was taken just outside the uni I study and work at. I woke that morning to a heavy downpour of rain that didn’t let up until maybe near lunch time. What amused me about the whole thing was that just the day before, it had been a glorious, 24 degree day filled with sunshine and warmth. I even had to change the pyjamas I wore to bed Monday night, that’s how serious it was. Flannelette pjs were a no-no on Monday night and then BAM! Rainy and overcast the next morning. Classic Melbourne weather.
A Snapshot of Two Cities is a collaborative project between myself and Isabel from Nanjing Nian. We take a photo of something that catches our eye each week and post the photos on our blogs. We hope you enjoy looking at the differences and similarities between the two cities and cultures, and also just some pretty pictures. You can read more about it in the first posting.