These pictures were taken from my last trip to London and Paris. Apart from the usual photos of nice beautiful landscapes, monuments, attractions and churches, I’ve taken some odd photos with weird contrast levels, perspectives, bokeh and blur. So I’ve decided to construct a little piece (with my photos and some quotes) on my feelings on urban life and how time feels as well. Given that most of us live in the modern world, I’m sure we all feel a need to always be competitive all the time. Sometimes we’re called to put on a mask, a facade that validates us among our peers; A screen to hide our insecurities. And we fall deeper into this huge void, spinning with its own rules, that weeds out our morals and values. Is there hope left? Can we find that inner peace? Empathy and joy? True happiness?
None of the photos were post edited, enhanced nor blurred.
“Lost – yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever”
– Horace Mann
“This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”
– William Shakespeare
“Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul. She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness; dull, callous, and indifferent.”
– Virginia Woolf
“Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.”
– Marcus Aurelius
When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing – just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park?
– Ralph Marston
Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child’s eye – it is very beautiful.
– Kailash Satyarthi
Tell me what you think! 🙂