Weekly photo challenge – Juxtaposition


Juxtaposition is the theme of the weekly photo challenge on WordPress.  Given how much I enjoy the buzz of finding weird and wacky comparisons and contrasts, I was surprised to find so few in my digital photo archive.

I was struck by a couple of strong juxtapositions during a recent trip to Sydney, where large plastic installations had been placed next to some larger city landmarks, recently blogged in Sydney on a Thursday Evening.

Opera House 2

Stonehenge 1


And there was a series of home-made juxtapositions to illustrate a short series on how creative insight bursts forth, culminating with this image to represent the unexpected.



But for the Australia Day long weekend, which ends today, perhaps this from a trip to Perth a few years ago.  The tall ship (name unknown) is apparently privately owned and was moored beyond our reach, behind a fence topped with razor wire.

Razor Wire


Juxtapositions are a delight when they pop up unexpectedly.  They are also worth pursuing.  I was re-watching Tod Sampson’s Redesign My Brain on the weekend and was reminded that our brains benefit from finding connections between initially unrelated items.

Time to actively push some boundaries.




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