Sunday, 27 February 2011

zen like...


zen like..., originally uploaded by ChernobylBob.

365:2011 - 26th February 2011 - Day 56 of 365

This afternoon, whilst Kate was at the gym, I went for a drive and walk to try and get some much needed inspiration for a photograph... As it is the final day of my February Alphabet Fun challenge, I needed something related to the letter Z...
It was a muddy walk but as I stood there, on top of Haresfield Beacon, with the sun going down over the River Severn in the distance, I felt incredibly peaceful, "Almost Zen-like" I thought to myself... and there I had it... "Zen".
With that, I rattled off a few shots and legged it back to the car before I was stranded on a hillside in the dark...

This place also reminded me of the early part of Nineteen Eighty-Four when Winston and Julia meet up in the countryside; a rare oasis of peace in the World and in stark contrast with where they live (in George Orwell's vision of a dystopian London). In the novel, this trip to the countryside represents a happy time before everything goes very wrong, when Winston and Julia are forced to betray each other in Room 101 and conform to society's strict rules...

If you squint, you can see the Severn Bridge...


Accompanied by:
♫ Peace in the Valley by Alabama 3 ♫

For:
February's Alphabet Fun: 2011 Edition - Z is for... - Zen...

And:
The Rogue Players - Inspirational Reading

And (by complete accident):
Flickr Group Roulette - Saturday Sky

And, because pictures of the sky are so very clichéd:
Cliché Saturday

My, what a group whore...

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