The alphabet does not go ‘A B C D What? When? How?’ but it does go ‘V W X Why? Z
― Douglas Adams
This year, or more precisely, at the turn of the previous year (if that phrase is indeed correct, maybe it is not), I resolved not to make any resolutions. Among the resolutions that I did not make, were to read more, and, maybe, to take more care of my health. Bizarrely, as far as the latter is concerned, a small collection of electrical components wrapped in plastic and connected to my wrist by means of a rubberised tangerine strap (yes, really, it seems red to me, but Fitbit deem it to be tangerine) have been pressing me to address this resolution (that I did not make, of course). So, when I saw that this week’s photo challenge from WordPress was alphabet, I recharged my Surge, stiffened my sinews, or (girded my) loins, or whatever, and set out to both become fit(ter) and capture the alphabet on the streets of Brussels. The results, largely unedited (apart from a tiny bit of cropping and lens correction) are below. And, if you are still with me, you will find (way down below) a map of my route, as recorded by my tantalisingly tangerine timepiece.
The tangerine thing tells me that the walk that I took is as recorded below. I have attempted, from memory, to indicate where each shot was taken. All positions are approximate and may even be wildly inaccurate.
And, if you are still with me, for which thank you, the book that I am reading (as part of one of my other non-resolutions) is Submission, by Michel Houellebecq, a particularly challenging read in the light of recent events and geography.
for wordpress weekly photo challenge – alphabet
and for lucile’s photo 101 rehab
*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor f/1.4 50mm lens with minor cropping and lens calibration in lightroom cc*
see also qwerty / azerty | andytownend
13 thoughts on “alphabet”
Wow! Very impressive collection, Andy. I love your perseverance!
Thank you Jane, it was good fun, and I got some exercise too 🙂
Letter Q pic is my fav 🙂
It was one of mine too, I kept thinking how can I find a Q, then there it was, Belgium’s very own burger chain…
I like the O and the tree image the best. It’s so striking.
‘O’ thank you 🙂
you’re welcome 🙂
Awesome post, Andy! Bonus points for doing it all in one day!
Thank you Amy, it was a lot of fun, I quite enjoy the documentary approach, plan to do more it – if I can ffind time, which, this week, I have been very short of…
This post has me chuckling, Andy. It’s always good to gird one’s loins before going out for a walk, so good job there. I love going for walks to keep in shape, although I don’t have a Fitbit. I won’t, however, resolve to read more, as I already read more than I probably should time-wise. 🙂
Thank you Janet, and sorry for being so late in replying, been a busy week! Will probably go for another walk today…