The new month afforded me another opportunity to collaborate with two of my favourites - Trina, from Of Trees and Hues, and Tara, from Tara Victoria (who has a brand new design - be sure to check it out!) for the 11th edition of their beautiful Between Lenses series.
I have shared views from my window fairly regularly, both here (in fact, you'll see two featured in the post prior to this one!), and elsewhere on the webs, and one of the reasons for doing so (besides the fact I think it’s a pretty darn-awesome view!) is that it’s just so different to that which I grew up with (and witnessed changing over the near-on 25 years I called it my own). Back home - a village outside of Winchester - the view I woke to every day featured a green-green garden, a conservatory roof (situated just below my window which, for those of you who love to fall asleep, or wake up to, the pitter-patter of rain (and then some) would adore, but for light sleepers like me, downpours proved a little trying! – a swimming pool (which is now no longer there), a workshop, a patio, and trees, trees, and more trees.
When Trina and Tara announced this month’s Between Lenses theme was to be ‘Urban’, I did my best to think outside the box – to come up with something original, unusual, maybe even a little gritty, but ideas escaped me (even after wandering around town, camera in hand). It wasn't until the sun came up this morning (after which rain soon followed) that I realised I could actually stay within my box (quite literally - the 4 walls of this apartment) and capture the view that I now wake to. These roofs, the pipes, the old factory buildings, the ambulance sirens, the morning car horns and steady flow of traffic noise throughout the day (and night), even the raised voices from the street below – they all encompass what urban means to me, and serve as a reminder of the shift in my life, from village to city living.