Even though they are still a favourite way to travel, railways draw my thoughts back to the past and the perspective of a peripatetic childhood, with the locus of home at the vanishing point of the parallel lines.
This week’s photoart is not the most photogenic shot but I like the railway paraphernalia in this angle of approach to Blackfriars station. I’ve given it an oil paint texture, blue colour cast and vignette for nostalgia, before slicing into a narrow crop, in order to pinpoint the direction of homeward bound…and illustrate the Simon & Garfunkel’s 1965 folk song, for Sonel’s photo-editing challenge: Song titles
I wish I was
Home, where my thought’s escaping
Home, where my music’s playing
Home, where my love lies waiting
Silently for me
[describes Paul Simon’s longing to return home to his girlfriend in London. Guitar and harmonies fulfill the lyrics – listen to it here]