Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Phoctober the ninth

Just a very brown room.

Other Phoctobering:

All Phoctober posts from this site.

A Minx in a mine stack.

Verilion is nice five times before finally spelling it "phoktober" towards the bottom.

Absolute Vanilla on poetry, wind, light and water.

Scarlett and some sort of terrifying mushroom contraption.

Sognatrice weathers a storm and earns a rainbow in an unofficial entry.

It isn't too late to join the fun. Just do a photo post, mention Phoctober, and come and tell me about it in the comments.


Today is also John Lennon's birthday, or would have been. I posted some about this topic (as well as the British Library, and some thoughts about tourism) last year during my trip to London, and you can read it here, if you like. There are parts of it that I found I quite liked.


Wanderlust Scarlett said...

That looks like a ballet bar in front of the mirror. Nice!

...ps, I didn't go UNDER the mushroom water thing; I just took a picture of it.

Few as they are, I do have some limits.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Unknown said...

I am come to tell you about it.

And would you mind if I advertised on yer blog - it seems the fashionable thing to do?

Taffiny said...

so what does one do in just a very brown room?
(besides obviously taking pictures of it, to document that one was there, in a very brown room)

Anonymous said...

Soon, the brown will rule but now, there's still colour, albeit subsiding day by colder day in the north.

Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

I love brown, and these are some great exercises in brown.

Thanks so much for the Phoctober recognition--I don't know what I was thinking not referring to it in my photo post. Must've been the shock of actually being able to use the Internet so soon after it went out.

I hope to post more photos in honor of Phoctober...camera-willing.

Lane Mathias said...

Just had a read of the British Library post. The tourism thing is interesting. I know I would like to see Duluth/Hibbing/Woodstock/Malibu (Dylan) or wherever but that's just wanting to see the landscape that they've seen and not that thrilling. I would probably be more thrilled to see original scribblings, just to ogle the corrections and crossings out and compare to the final version that made the vinyl.

btw when I first lived in London twenty years ago, I couldn't find the British Museum. All the signs were there but I just couldn't see them:-(

Unknown said...

Self portraits in a brown room...? ;-)

I've phoktobered again with an unfurling flower and amidst and awful lot of "niceness". Just see what you started!

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

I like this game, everyone keeps coming up with such great photos.

Ok... day 42 is up.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Rick said...

I'm Randomly Phoctober...

The Moon Topples said...

Scarlett: I'm pretty sure it was a ballet bar, although it could have just been pipes, I suppose.

Minx: More helpful if you tell me before you're linked from the post, but thanks for letting me know anyway.

Taffiny: The very brown room was, I believe, used as a rehearsal space for theater and dance classes on the grounds of a small college campus. We were going to use it for a play rehearsal, but ended up just using the lobby instead.

DonnaG: True, and a little sad. Viva color! You may find the tenth more to your liking.

Lane: I think I had trouble finding that same museum. I may not have posted about that because you can only have so many posts about how you got lost. Thanks for the thoughts on the tourism thing. I totally agree that it's more exciting to peek into the process of genius than to merely bask in its proximity.

Scarlett: Considering that there haven't been any rules, guidelines, or publicity, I am really astonished and pleased at how many people are taking part in one way or another. It's nice to see so many great shots.

Kyklops: I saw your post just before I went to bed last night, and I was thinking I might link you as an unofficial entry. Glad you've made it (randomly) official.

The Moon Topples said...

Oops, missed a couple...

Sognatrice: Well, I'm delighted to include you. Glad you're ok with brown. I've always had an affinity for certain browns, though not necessarily the ones in this post. Hope your camera lets you join in again.

Vanilla: I really like that unfurling flower you've got today (linked from the tenth). It seems like it bloomed as though you were directing it.