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Streetwalking, in Perugia.

Italian cities are beautiful. And in Umbria they are pretty deserted too, which makes them very photogenic. This is Perugia, and it’s very lovely.

The town hall steps

Photographers always go on about dawn light. Soft, cool, beautiful. And very few people to get in the way. This is a series of pictures I took between 6 and 7am whilst wandering around the streets of Perugia last week, almost alone. Heaven.

6am, and empty.

Occasionally someone would wander into my picture. But I quite liked that. So I fired the shutter and left them in my shots.

Early morning light

Imagine if this was your front door. Someone is lucky enough to live here. Really.

Clearing shadows.

Perugia is a student town. The lucky devils. I want to be 18 again and study here…

The daily grind

Off to work, through the arches, towards the light. Not a bad way to start the day…

The rush hour

Puppies, Spiders and a Wacky Museum. Bilbao, Spain





Koons in Bilbao at the Guggenheim

If you get the chance to go to the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Go!

It’s a fantastic museum. Not to large – you’re feet won’t ache. Not too small, you won’t get bored. And it’s pretty wacky. Wacky enough to have a huge Jeff Koons dog made out of flowers right outside it. Take a look at the Alsatian in the middle ground. Looking rather small. Must be a choker on the self-confidence to have the flower puppy towering over you….

But more than the puppy is the building itself. Silvery, bendy, curly-wurly, metallic, shiny. It’s very different, and it’s very impressive.

Swervy Curvy

Modern and sleek, here are the steps down to the entrance.

entrance steps

And this gives a sense of the size of the puppy. No poop-scoop big enough to deal with that!

It's that dog again!

The building just glistens and gleams.

Lovely curves

Instead of a puppy, the back of the museum has got a HUGE spider behind it. This is really eerie, especially when you stand right underneath it. It’s both threatening, and protective. Sort of contradictory…


That spider is about 15m tall!

So, if you get a chance to go to Spain, give the usual haunts a miss and take the squeezyjet to Bilbao and visit the Guggenheim. A building you won’t forget, ever!