A long and busy day, with no time to read blog posts. Hopefully, I’ll catch up over the next few days. Spring is round the corner. I came out of the British Museum the other day and the sky was still light at nearly five o’clock. A spot of sunshine makes such a difference too. These aren’t the most attractive or well maintained railings in the world, but sunshine lends them a kind of beauty.
Enough beauty to make me think about how railings can keep you out, keep things safe, how they can be defensive and protective, or just a plain barrier, or a clear boundary. Somehow barriers have a negative connotation, but being boundaried is sensible and balanced.
And the relaxed lean of these railings is somehow so much friendlier than a military precise white picket fence.