Wednesday, November 26, 2008
We're hanging in the air ... la la la la la la
My work took me from Oxford Street through to Charing Cross today and I felt like a walk. It was a briskly cold but bright day so I took the long, scenic route through Carnaby Street and down through Soho and Chinatown. The Carnaby Street Christmas decorations are always great fun. This year, the theme is whopping great inflatable snowmen. Loads of them.
You'd think that the manufacturers would have found a more ... er ... sensitive place to site the inflation valve though, wouldn't you?
This particular snowman (below), just off Carnaby Street in Ganton Street, looked like he was playing leapfrog with the tiny pedestrians below. The blue building is my agent's office by the way.
Directly opposite the office is the Ganton Street plug. This is a massive piece of art that forms part of the Christmas lights display and the plug changes colour every year.
It was created by artist Paul Dart who also designed last year's giant paper chain decorations for Carnaby Street and who also made the giant coat hangers installation at nearby Kingly Court.
I'm pleased that I always have my camera with me to snap these things ... but never more so than when I see a wonderful visual gag like this (below): An opticians' right next door to an adult film shop.