Friday, January 04, 2013

No Shoes Please

No Shoes Please, Piccadily St., London, UK, January 2011, Panasonic DMC-ZS7, 
25mm, 1/15 sec @ f3.3, ISO 400, no flash © Steven Crisp  [Click on the photo to enlarge]

This is a magnificent hand-made rug that was on display in a shop window in London.  I can only imagine the cost!  But it sure was beautiful.

Think of the hours and hours (probably years) of hand-work to make this magnificent piece of art.  Somehow I would have a hard time bringing myself to walk on it.  At least with shoes on.

It reminds me of a Tibetan sand mandala, the whole point of which is to be both beautiful and impermanent.  Interesting how one can get hooked on the idea of permanence.  Let's call it a spectacular lesson.

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