Route 79

Reflections on a bus journey home

From London: By a British, European, 2nd-Generation Indian. Probably confused - but proud to be them all! Half of my journey to and from work is a 20-30 minute bus ride: London Bus Route 79 - between Alperton in West London and Kingsbury in North West London. I very frequently get pissed-off and frustrated waiting around in the DARK, WET and COLD - waiting for the 79 to turn up. But I have to be eternally grateful for the quality thinking time I get to myself.
Moment in time
Posted on December 31 2008 by Jag @ 8:29 pm

I did exactly 4175 cameraphone web-uploads in 2008. By far the majority are mundane in subject, and mediocre in quality. But every one of them tells a story. Especially if you stare at them hard enough. I didn’t know with which one to close out the year, so I chose the one that sits closest in time to the the middle-most point of the year:

Every picture tells a story if you stare at it hard enough.
(Taken with my cameraphone at almost the exact mid-point of 2008.)

Wishing everyone who lands here all the best for the New Year!


12 comments

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  1. Damsel in distress?

    Comment kindly left by Bernie — January 2, 2009 @ 6:42 am

  2. Well possibly, but also the guy texting. And the business-people waiting …

    Comment kindly left by Jag — January 3, 2009 @ 7:21 pm

  3. Three men and three women wait for a bus. Each one perhaps a descendant of families from
    the former British Empire. The men are scattered but the women are clustered; Note how one leans casually on the chair upon which another sits, adjusting the heel of her shoe. The two standing women appear to be quite close together and the man with the valise may be in their party.

    These people may be known to each other. But no matter, my eyes are drawn to the lovely
    Girl adjusting her heel. This picture tells the story that no matter where a bus , or modern life may lead us the power of a woman’s mystique crosses all cultural lines and is forever. Nice pic !

    Comment kindly left by Andrew — January 18, 2009 @ 9:52 pm

  4. Thanks Andrew! (Great storyline too!)

    Comment kindly left by Jag — January 25, 2009 @ 11:17 pm

  5. yes, i am staring hard at it ;-)

    Comment kindly left by Radman — January 27, 2009 @ 4:11 pm

  6. Cheers Radman! Keep on staring … :-)

    Comment kindly left by Jag — January 27, 2009 @ 11:37 pm

  7. Bloke rolling a fag

    Comment kindly left by frank — January 30, 2009 @ 4:44 pm

  8. Yes, I can see that!

    Comment kindly left by Jag — February 17, 2009 @ 5:32 pm

  9. There is so much going on there, but my eye was drawn to just the one person. There isn’t one bit that isn’t attractive!

    Comment kindly left by satguru from flickr — February 17, 2009 @ 6:20 pm

  10. I think you’re right David! :-)

    Comment kindly left by Jag — February 19, 2009 @ 10:32 am

  11. what a lovely space you have!…:)..really great that you can record like this…very nice and each one does tell a story!

    Comment kindly left by Srivalli — February 25, 2009 @ 5:51 pm

  12. Thanks Srivalli! :-)

    Comment kindly left by Jag — April 15, 2009 @ 9:13 pm

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