PrettyCityLondon by Siobhan Ferguson made me dust off my camera!! (I haven’t used it in years. I blame phone cameras.) This book has motivated me to once again explore the world I live in through the lens.
This is such a fun book to read. And it’s fun to browse through the beautiful photographs of the various London neighborhoods. The book is worth it alone just for the fun and whimsical photographs.
It’s divided in four sections: Photography Tips, Neighborhoods (Belgravia is my fave), Pretty City London through the Seasons, and Bucket List of Things to Do in Pretty City London.
I’m really excited to get behind the lens again and I plan on sharing some of my photography in a new series next week! xoxo, Jane
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At the New York Public Library – The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building – Photo (c) Jane Rosebery
I have always loved libraries! Going into a building where you can take home books? Yes, please. As a writer, I find I can’t live without my library. For the reference books, for the knowledgeable and kind librarians and for the quiet writing spaces.
Years ago, I walked into my library on a Saturday afternoon just to browse. I came across a book that I must have found quite compelling. Except today I can’t remember the subject or topic. What I do remember is that I took it to the circulation desk where the librarian kindly informed me that this book is a reference book (I hadn’t realized this), but she would make an exception and allow me to take it home for one week. I was (and still am) very touched that she made this exception for me. Librarians are wonderful!
I’m trying to organize my photographs (it’s a daunting task and not going well) when I came across this picture in my Japan file from 2010. I took this photograph in Tokyo. Japan was one of the most wonderful countries I’ve ever visited and would love to go back. The people are so good and honorable and interesting and kind. The food was delicious. Zig-zagging through Tokyo was one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. It’s so nice when pictures bring back good memories.