Photographs to do with faith, submitted for the 'Faith through a Lens' competition. The winner was the bottom one, 'Circle of Faith' by Merryn Fawsett, although l preferred the ring one myself (and the story that goes with it).
If I'd have known about the competition earlier, l'd have entered my own attempt taken at Holy Island. 'The fruitless search for God in a brutal and Godless universe' (below).
I was playing this recording of ten hours of bird songs to Mr Parrot the other night, trying to confuse him.
Serves me right that l then went to bed, leaving the computer on and forgetting about it, only to be woken by the bird noises as they got louder, with me thinking that l had a birds nest by the bedroom window that was the cause of all the noise.
I was leaning out of the window and scanning the outside of the house for a good half hour before l eventually realised that the noise was coming from the computer.
I'm a bloody buffoon, and l hadn't even been drinking!
I'm loving the new series of 'American Horror Story - Freak Show' at the moment, it's been at turns, funny, scary, strange and clever, and l also think that it was a great idea to add contemporary songs into the mix,as well as having Elsa Mars dress as Bowie.
Two are featured above. David Bowie's 'Life on Mars' and Fiona Apple's 'Criminal' (with the original videos as well).
As for the evil 'Twisty the Clown' earlier on (played by John Carrol Lynch) - he was one of the best characters l have ever seen on TV, and it was superb the way the viewers were made to feel sympathy towards him at the end, despite all the nasty and horrible things that he had done. That was an inspired piece of acting and writing.
The full list of all the music played in the series can be found here, and l am certainly going to miss the show once the series has ended.
Here's some clever artworks. Piles of seemingly random junk, that, when viewed from the correct angle, create what looks like impossible to achieve shadows.
More information and artworks can be found here.
Lenny Kravitz usually knows how to rock a good look, and is generally a cool kind of guy, but this scarf that he is wearing / trying to escape from just looks ridiculous. I know it is part of the rock stars duty in life to push boundaries and live on the edge (or it was back in the day), but bleeding hell, what was is thinking???
Anything for attention and to get noticed.
This is how Mr Parrot will look if l get around to buying him some armour.
It is however, an artwork called 'Dove of Peace' by Igor Verniy. If you like the look of these pictures, some more of his steampunk creations can be admired here.
The man's a genius!
I heard this song for the first time earlier today on Sunday Lunch, and fell in love with it immediately. It's Slow Club, doing 'Tears of Joy', and as l couldn't find a YouTube clip from Sunday Lunch, this will have to do, despite the other version having a more pronounced organ, which l preferred (stop giggling at the back).
Trust me, this is a top tune that will be featured in films and adverts in the future.
One of my favourite photographs of The Rolling Stones. Mick Jagger and Keith Richard looking knackered backstage after a gig.
It's not easy being rock and roll, and you have to put the hours in (trust me....l speak from experience).
Now this is what you call a markethall!
Rotterdam Markethall / Markthal, which not only looks fantastic, but also has apartments built into it.
I guess that's handy for shopping, but l think l would like a bit more privacy.
More photographs and information here.