Sunday, January 09, 2011

legs, round, reflection


Posted by PicasaPart of a display of socks in Hoopers department store.

There is a black cat with a distinctive round face which lives in Sutherland Road. On a wall this afternoon it  blissfully curves its back into a semi-circle, while three people stroke it and pay court to it. They too, the courtiers, also have distinctive round faces.

I have noted this before at the present time of year. The wall of a house  at the entrancde to The Grove shows the reflection of a window facing it onto which the sun is shining directly. What I had not observed was that the reflection, despite the right angles of the window, has assumed a figure of eight shape with a cross in the middle caused by the cross bars of the window frame. On close examination I realize that the presence of  curtains behind the window glass has given curves to the reflected pattern, hence the figure of eight.

3 comments:

Barrett Bonden said...

The window display is positively pornographic. A reminder of a Desert Island Discs decades ago in which the castaway was Duncan Carse, an explorer, who briefly lowered his sights and took on the role of Dick Barton, Special Agent - the radio serial - for a month or so. He was the first to pick, as his sole luxury, a life-size blow-up doll of a woman. Given the period (fifties?) it's astonishing the BBC allowed that.

Plutarch said...

Now is it pornography for which I must apologise? It didn't cross my mind that the image would be so stirring. The legs by the way are displayed on top of a rack in the sock department.

Lucy said...

No, BB's imagination is not something you need apologise for, though I suppose at times you may have fostered it...