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Some Fareham Art…

In Fareham Shopping Centre, the Fareham Community Art shop, has an ongoing display of amateur artists’ work, and here are two currently on show, by Charles Chance…

Woman with red hair (and its reflection), Acrylic, £80

Woman with red hair (and its reflection), Acrylic, £80

Helen (Unfinished), Not for Sale

Helen (Unfinished), Not for Sale

And now for something completely different: the wonderful Anvil Man, by Stephen Lunn, outside the Shopping Centre in West Street…

'Anvil Man' by Stephen Lunn

‘Anvil Man’ by Stephen Lunn

Fareham, Fratton, Waterloo and Whetstone…

A traditional red telephone box in Fareham West Street

A traditional red telephone box in Fareham West Street

In a shop window in West Street, Fareham

In a shop window in West Street, Fareham

An evening sky in Fareham West Street

An evening sky in Fareham West Street

And another...

And another…

In Goldsmith Avenue, Fratton, Portsmouth

In Goldsmith Avenue, Fratton, Portsmouth

Cuneo statue, on the concourse of Waterloo Station, London

Cuneo statue, on the concourse of Waterloo Station, London

Through a station window at Totteridge and Whetstone Tube Station, looking north towards High Barnet

Through a station window at Totteridge and Whetstone Tube Station, looking north towards High Barnet

Young cyclists, Swan Lane Open Space, early evening...

Young cyclists, Swan Lane Open Space, early evening…

Woman walking her dog, Swan Lane Open Space, early evening

Woman walking her dog, Swan Lane Open Space, early evening

Setting sun, amidst trees, London N12

Setting sun, amidst trees, London N12

Fratton, Fareham…and London…

Business in Goldsmith Avenue, Fratton, Portsmouth...but the Strip Joint is all about paint stripping ;)

Business in Goldsmith Avenue, Fratton, Portsmouth…but the Strip Joint is all about paint stripping 😉

Shop front in Fareham West Street

Shop front in Fareham West Street

Vessel on the River Thames, approaching Waterloo Bridge...

Vessel on the River Thames, approaching Waterloo Bridge…

The long-derelict Battersea Power Station, as seen from a Kent-bound train leaving Victoria station late this afternoon...

The long-derelict Battersea Power Station, as seen from a Kent-bound train leaving Victoria station late this afternoon…

The uncluttering…

‘The Way is gained by daily loss…’

Ch. 48, ‘Tao Te Ching’, as translated by R.B. Blakney (1955)

The Book Maze, Royal Festival Hall, London, 29th July, 2012

The Book Maze, Royal Festival Hall, London, 29th July, 2012

I stumbled upon the above art installation one summer’s afternoon last year, and it brought with it a wry smile, given the gentle (but persistent) chiding of my partner, who’s forever telling me I buy too many books ;). However, I think too, it serves as a useful metaphor for the extract from the ‘tao te ching’ quoted above; there’s probably far too much clutter, both material and otherwise, in all of our lives…

Anyway, changing seasons from summer to winter, yesterday saw heavy snowfall in much of the UK, so here are a few photos of some Hampshire snow, taken in Fareham, Hilsea and Fratton…

Looking eastwards along Fareham West Street, about nine a.m...

Looking eastwards along Fareham West Street, about nine a.m…

Looking westwards along Fareham West Street...

Looking westwards along Fareham West Street…

Awaiting a westbound train, Platform 1, Fareham Station...

Awaiting a westbound train, Platform 1, Fareham Station…

Taken through the window of a Portsmouth Harbour-bound train, at Hilsea Station...

Taken through the window of a Portsmouth Harbour-bound train, at Hilsea Station…

The Portsmouth Harbour-bound train heading towards Portsmouth & Southsea Station, from Fratton...

The Portsmouth Harbour-bound train heading towards Portsmouth & Southsea Station, from Fratton…

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