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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One dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon. From Paulo Coehlo’s The Alchemist (1988)Filed under: Photographs Tagged: beach, Brazil, palm, Paulo Coehlo, photography, Santos, tree...

They were all fitting into place, the jig-saw pieces. From Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca (1938)Filed under: Photographs Tagged: architecture, Daphne du Maurier, Girona, house, photography, Spain...

There is peace even in the storm. From The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh (1914)Filed under: Photographs Tagged: Argentina, Buenos Aires, Christmas, gallery, peace, photography, Van Gogh, world...

Safe Here

on Dec 19, 2016 in: Photographs, art, photography

He was safe here; this was the place he loved – sanctuary, the paradise of his despair. From Malcolm Lowry’s Under the Volcano (1947)Filed under: Photographs Tagged: art, Brazil, graffiti, photography, Sao Paulo, Vila Madalena, volcano...

Her blue, almond-shaped eyes – now even more elongated – had altered in appearance; they were indeed of the same colour, but seemed to have passed into a liquid state. So much so that, when she closed them, it was as though a pair of curt...

At all costs the true world of childhood must prevail, must be restored; that world whose momentous, heroic, mysterious quality is fed on airy nothings, whose substance is so ill-fitted to withstand the brutal touch of adult inquisition. From Jean Co...

My friend, I’ve been lying all my life. Even when I was telling the truth. From Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Demons (1871)Filed under: Photographs Tagged: art, Delhi, demon, devil, Dostoyevsky, India, photography...