a couple of weeks ago i went to roath park to take some photos. it was far too hot for me and by the time i walked home i was melting into nothingness. totally worth it for some lovely photos though, and for the first time in 4 years of living here i finally walked all the way around the lake! i don’t know why i hadn’t before. here’s to many more photo walks.
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i’m writing this about two years after i actually went to the v&a museum of childhood, ha! i was sorting through my photos recently and came across these from when i went a couple years ago. at the time i only had my kit lens and didn’t know how to use my camera as well as i do now, so a lot of these photos were quite dark and the white balance was totally off. a bit of photo editing later and i have some presentable photos to show for my time.
am i the only one that’s a little creeped out by this monkey? though i am loving that mustard top and red bow. i used to have a toy panda with glassy eyes too and after a while it totally creeped me out and i had to hide it.
how nice is the work on that little cowboy jacket? love the colours too. i bet you couldn’t find anything like that nowadays. i am totally baffled as to what the thing pictured below it is. some kind of game involving donkeys/horses? i have to admit, i was just drawn to the coloured shapes.
i’d absolutely love to go back some day and have a look around! it was so fun and inspiring, and looking back through these photos took me straight back. hopefully in the future when i have a bit more money, i can go to a few more interesting museums in london and around the uk.
have you been to the museum of childhood? any other museum recommendations?
if you like things that are weird, curious and a little creepy, the wellcome collection is the place for you! i actually went a couple years ago and took these then, but rediscovered them when sorting through my photos recently. the photos were a little dark and ‘off’ but i managed to save them. i did take loads more but these were the best of the bunch.
there was a huge mounted piece full of (hundreds?) of intricate hand carved pills. i think they were in the shapes of body parts, but i’m not entirely sure. below that is a weird mishapen/mutated person. on the back of the legs there were sores and such. it was quite gross, but i couldn’t not look. i should warn you, this probably isn’t a place for the squeamish and easily creeped out among you.