Friday, June 30, 2017

#Photography on the Blog 6/30 | Looking for the Beautiful

Manchester, UK

The first 1,000 bicycles are seen in Exchange Square as Chinese firm Mobike launches its dockless cycle-sharing scheme in the city. The iniative allows users to locate the nearest available bicycle using GPS and the Mobike app, then unlock it and pay using their smartphone

Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian

This isn't straight-up beautiful on the surface but all of those bicycles are shared so people use them for as long as they need and then apparently leave them wherever they are so someone else can use the bike.  There's a charge and we'll see whether people consider it a value but maybe not so much on a rainy day and that's what brought the whimsy I liked.

Vatican City

Nuns arrive for a special mass celebrated by Pope Francis in honour of saints Peter and Paul

Photograph: Gregorio Borgia/AP

Of course there must be black nuns but I had never seen one before anywhere.  There's no need to get radical racial about that as it was simply a surprise and an even better one is the smile from Sister No. 5.

Manila, Philippines

Pupils at the Corazon Aquino elementary school take part in a nationwide earthquake drill

Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images

This photograph is offered under the premise few things are so beautiful as a happy kid but there's more since we wonder what putting a magazine over your head has to do with earthquakes.

Bengaluru, India

A builder’s child sleeps in a hammock outside a construction site

Photograph: Abhishek Chinnappa/Reuters

On first glance, I thought, oh, no, it's some type of tragedy but the kid is only asleep.  Judging by those chubby li'l arms, the kid is doing just fine.


Lightning flashes in stormy weather

Photograph: Lukasz Ogrodowczyk/EPA

This one is partly for the cool spectacle of it and partly for the caption.  Um, what other kind of weather gives up lightning like this, mates?

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