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Walking on shells

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Paving, South Shields

Arty pavement, Westoe Village

I’ve probably paced over this unusual paving stone a thousand times this year without really noticing it! I think the rain washing over it highlighted the text and helped me to take notice, it is just at the entrance to Westoe Village, South Shields. This is it’s message:

I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then, finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.

Does that bringback childhood memories of the seaside?

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1/6 second, f11, iso 400



Written by curly

December 5, 2007 at 12:01 am

10 Responses

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  1. An interesting spiral! Looks like it’s been raining there. Typical English weather!! lol!

    Glenn Standish

    December 5, 2007 at 8:00 am

  2. Really interesting! Great photo too! I like it in black and white!


    December 5, 2007 at 8:30 am

  3. This black and white photograph has nice tonalities in it–it enhances the scripted paving stone. Brings back memories of shell searches. 🙂


    December 5, 2007 at 12:24 pm

  4. It brings me to think of Isaac Newton as that’s his quote 😉

    Brisbane Daily Photo

    December 5, 2007 at 1:01 pm

  5. I really like the message!


    December 5, 2007 at 3:39 pm

  6. Very interesting poetry and pretty, nice BW!

    Mary Stebbins Taitt

    December 5, 2007 at 7:10 pm

  7. Picture works well in B&W. I’ve lately been noticing street medallions in my city too. It takes a conscious effort to notice them as we hurry through our daily life. Keep looking down and post more, even sewer covers are different and can be interesting.


    December 5, 2007 at 7:36 pm

  8. That’s a brilliant photo – and I love the reflection of the trees in the puddle. Excellent stuff.


    December 5, 2007 at 8:15 pm

  9. Many interesting and beautiful photos in your blog you have.


    December 5, 2007 at 9:23 pm

  10. I love the photograph and that is a fantastic poem. I shall have to visit some day!


    December 5, 2007 at 10:55 pm

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