Street furniture, something which, to my eternal shame, I was somewhat into many years ago (but after a lot of Belgian beer since then I do feel better now).

Street furniture?  Some with obvious uses – street and traffic lights, post and telephone boxes (the last really a dying species here nowadays).  But also nowadays many other anonymous boxes and cabinets that sit around, usually unremarked, on our streets; often humming to themselves, usually working for us, usually essential parts of our urban infrastructure.  B5AAE may not look much but, should it decide not to play ball, then, one way or another, those in the surrounding housing estates are going to know about it.

And also >>> this is a part of photography – looking at everything, always having a curious eye.  LOL!!! but worry not, I’m not thinking of a new Street Furniture category on FATman Photos! 🙂

And also >>> both of these manmade and virtually anonymous structures have living things swarming up around them, living things that, given time – perhaps not very much time at all  would rise up and engulf them so that, yes, while everywhere will look a lot prettier and greener, although I might find myself having to put blog posts out by snail mail …



There are earlier Street Scene posts here: 1 2 3 4 .  Each will open in a separate window.

The first image in the Outer Suburbs series, with context, is here: 1 .  Subsequent images are here: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 53a 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 .  Each will open in a separate window.

Should you have an uncontrollable urge to peer even more closely at 42 and B5AAE (in the privacy of your own home, of course), then you can do so by clicking onto each of them, which will open another version in a separate window – click onto that to see an enlarged version.  And try to stay awake.

Technique: TG-5; Lightroom; south Bristol; Aug and Nov 2018.

About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

13 Responses to OUTER SUBURBS 62 – STREET SCENE 5: 42 AND B5AAE

  1. I like the photos and the new-to-me category. Thanks!


  2. Meanderer says:

    A multitude of adoring verdant fans reaching upwards to worship Lord 42, whilst B5aae is safely surrounded by his large local community 🙂


  3. bluebrightly says:

    (Anyway, I just posted a photo of a telephone pole on Flickr so…)


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Absolutely >>> and interesting to know you use Flickr – am I right in thinking that its mainly images, ie with far less text than on these WP blogs? A 🙂


      • bluebrightly says:

        Oh yes, it’s very different. I’m not very active on it, but I like it as a place to post photos and see them all at once. You can do albums, galleries, etc. The interface is clean and there’s a large community of people who follow one another and comment on photos, normally just a few words at a time. There are many groups for subject matter, type of camera or lens, etc. And there are a lot of very, very good photographers there, along with people who just post snapshots. Here’s my Flickr page:


  4. bluebrightly says:

    Well I love it, and I’m all for a new Street Furniture category, go for it! Love the text and the images!!


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Hahaha!!! >>> well, thank you, Lynn, I’m so glad you like this!!! I’ll think about the new Category, I’m not sure, but then a feature (for me) of this Outer Suburbs project is simply that I can photograph whatever visually grabs me, whenever it grabs me – I don’t think I ever embark on a walk with plans re what I want to photograph, its all more or less spontaneous. But I shall tell 42 and B5AAE that you harbour fond thoughts for them and, who knows, maybe they’ll hum just that little bit louder … !!! 😉


  5. paula graham says:

    Ha, ha…I remember someone saying “subjects everywhere, no need to go far” ! So true but I cannot help thinking that our lovely Queen must be thinking the same.


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