Desiderata

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Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let not this blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.
Max Ehrmann

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Projectile advertising

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Never seen this before - advertising for BA via a projector onto side wall on Old Street - images kept changing every few minutes. No idea where the projector is hidden but I bet it will get nicked and/or vandalised sometime soon!
7th Jun 2006, 18:41   comments (1)

Blobby resurfaces

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Spotted this fella in The House of Antoni and Alison, the fashion designers - remember the t-shirts?
29th May 2006, 14:41   comments (2)

Street art by El Chivo

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A new kid on the block round Old Street way. This was found under a bridge on Kingsland Road but has since disappeared.
29th May 2006, 14:41   comments (0)

Available in all sizes

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Couldn't resist snapping this pair of poodles, as they waited patiently for their owner to return.
17th Apr 2006, 14:27   comments (2)

Bonjour Sai Gon

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My first taxi ride from Thanh Phoi Ho Chi Minh airport (aka Saigon) to Tessa's house on Tran Quy Khoach in District 1. First impressions..no apparent road rules, more motorbikes than cars and choking fumes. The scarves wrapped around these women's heads aren't fashion accessories, they're a necessity in this polluted city. Despite the huge volume of traffic and disregard for traffic signals, the traffic always seems to stay in motion and I haven't seen one traffic jam the entire time i've been here. Congestion charge wouldn't even translate over here!
28th Mar 2006, 20:43   comments (2)

Here's looking at you kid

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26th Feb 2006, 19:56   comments (4)