The Centre of the World

Blog URL:http://centreoftheworld.wordpress.com
Blog Tags:architecture, London, photography, art, city, books, music, poetry, world
Country:United Kingdom
Location:LONDON

A collection of photos and found items combined with literature and poetry from around the world (but mainly in London)...



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Man has gone out to explore other worlds and other civilizations without having explored his own labyrinth of dark passages and secret chambers, and without finding what lies behind doorways that he himself has sealed. From Stanisław Lem‘s So...

Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still. From David Foster Wallace’s Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (1999)Filed under: Photographs Tagged: architecture, bees, David Foster Wallace, hive, Kew Gardens, London, photogra...

I came to you one rainless August night. You taught me how to live without the rain. From Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s To The Desert (1995)Filed under: Photographs Tagged: art, desert, face, mural, photography, Sahara, San Sebastian, Spain...

The habit of falling hardens the body. From José Saramago’s Blindness (1995)Filed under: Photographs Tagged: dance, Dancer, fall, London, photography...

It seems to me then as if all the moments of our life occupy the same space, as if future events already existed and were only waiting for us to find our way to them. From WG Sebald’s Austerlitz (2001)Filed under: Photographs Tagged: art, Aust...

She left me, and moment by moment got Smaller and smaller, until to my view She was but a spot. From Thomas Hardy’s On the Departure Platform (1909)Filed under: Photographs Tagged: London, Paul Day, sculpture, station, Thomas Hardy, train...

If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all—except the censor. From John F K...