Saturday, February 6, 2010

Yesterday Up in the Air...

...I saw a town that wasn't there. Argleton is a town that doesn't exist, but which appeared on Google Maps. Was it a misspelling of nearby Aughton? A copyright trap? I'm not sure if it was ultimately removed (although I certainly hope not). One intrepid walker ventured into this English Bermuda Triangle and lived to write about it...although as he says here, he's not sure if he was the same afterwards. Elsewhere, an interview with the author of Mythogeography, which advocates a kind of enchantment of the urban environment...unless what the author is suggesting is merely to see, really see, some of the wonders around us.

17 comments:

Fresca said...

Wonderful!

Eva said...

If only these nasty trails came out of your gloved hand, it would put my mind at ease.

ArtSparker said...

Eva - it looks like airplane trails, but it was actually long thin clouds, there were two of them that stretched across the sky, I've never seen clouds quite like them before.

Mister Roy said...

Wow, beautiful image! And thanks for the link!

ArtSparker said...

MR= that business about The Woodbines packet has really stayed with me, it's just in the best tradition of That Sort of Thing.

Mister Roy said...

I have, in my time, smoked Woodbines. Small, untipped cigarettes. Wikipedia unpacks their cultural significance quite nicely
in this entry.
I think (in this universe, which I might call 'Earth-W') they would be enjoyed by old folks, nostalgia buffs or youngsters seeking an affectation. As for your trail-emitting hand, perhaps that is what is about to happen at the end of this charming video

Cláudia said...

LOST - the airplane trails, the place that exists but doesn't, the fiction/reality question, the puzzle, the riddle ...

I loved the links, they made me quite intrigued - and isn't it (being intrigued) one of the joys of life?

Thank you!

Titus said...

I love that gloved hand! In fact, I love that glove.

Ginga Squid said...

Fabulous photo - looks like a magicians gloved hand!

ArtSparker said...

Titus - I am glad you like Glovey, he will be making frequent appearances here, if he does not indeed take over the whole shebang.

aleph said...

I enjoyed a lot this post, it´s about one of the topics that most interest me. In French there´s a word, "flanneur" for those tireless walkers. I walk sometimes till I get lost in my own city, which turns strange to me then, an unknown place that wakes up all senses.

Celeste Bergin said...

what beautiful clouds! ...And the pearl on the glove is beautiful too

yvette said...

kizzzkizzzz
yvette

Tom said...

nifty picture!

erin said...

i just found your blog today and glad i did! love this image! i'll be back.
happy sunday...
erin

Bungy32 said...

"...it was not there again today,
I wish that town would go away!"

Wonderful, as always.

And this is the second time in a week that the Mythogeographies book has come across my desk(top). I think the universe has another message for me. I should listen...

Jasmine said...

I think a lot more mythogeographic locations exist thanks to postcode finder and sat nav.

Love the dress glove, reminds me of Audrey hepburn.