Saturday, March 21, 2009

I'm a little green teapot...


Scene from a storefront
London, ON, March 2009 [Click to enlarge]


When your train arrives back in town a little early and you have a bit of time to kill before your lovely wife can pick you up, you can either drink yourself silly at a downtown bar, or you can walk the streets as the sun sets and hope you come across something worth shooting.

So I walked. Because I'm silly enough without any alcohol in me.

And I'm glad I did, because it allowed me to find this reflective teapot in an otherwise darkened storefront. Who says downtown has nothing to offer?

Your turn: Your last walkabout...what did you see?

25 comments:

Hey it's Amy Shipp said...

What a cool teapot! Dang, can I have it? :D

ciara said...

very cool :) i love how we can see your reflection in it.

i hope to get back into thematic photographic soon :)

b13 said...

And a very interesting self portrait!

Cloudia said...

A gem!
An emerald!
What is it about green, shiny green, poping up everywhere in the culture all of a sudden?
Wow!
For my husband's Monday birthday I bought him a shiny, reflective GREEN Yo Yo!
Ho Ho!
& Aloha,
Carmi

Chris Mathieson said...

Is the green colour just a result of the surrounding light or was there a green patina on it?

C.

ps. NetChick sent me.

Cloudia said...

Oh!
And great self-portrait too, Carmi.

On my walkabout today I saw open markets, historic buildings, tropic blue skies, and nice people. Lots of asian characters on signs and windows too. I was dim-summing in Honolulu's Chinatown!

Moi said...

what a find, Carmi!!!!!!!

jinksy said...

Perfect for a cup of green tea, perhaps?

bobbie said...

Really love your teapot, and its reflection.

I used to have a collection of a couple of dozen teapots. Their various shapes and colors fascinate me.

Hilary said...

Oh I love that shot.. the tea pot and its reflection.

Breeze said...

That's great! You look a little green though...great teapot, great shot!

Breeze

Marion said...

I love the background reflected in this very extraordinary teapot. I could actually become a collector of teapots...they are such homey and lovely warming items! This teapot would be part of my collection, for sure!

mo.stoneskin said...

I would have done both.

Wandered to the bar, looking for possible shoots on the way...

..and in the bar I would have got out my trusty pad, and maybe written something!

craziequeen said...

Wow - look at that cool coat the reflection is wearing!

walkabout? Sorry, sweetie - I don't walk for pleasure while waiting for knee surgery, and most walking is concentrated on getting where I'm going.

But walking out to my car each evening I get to go across the bridge over our lake at work and I pause to look over the lake. At the moment all the waterfowl are starting nesting and pairing up - and it's wonderful to watch the magical lifecyle of Mother Nature.

Tanya says; Ach, this crazie person - she's all about the nature!

cq

PI said...

I can see you Carmi:) we have lots of tea-pots - My husband is a teaholic but that one is such a pretty colour. Irish?
Tanya sent her best. It's a while since I was here. Too long.

carli said...

That is perhaps the coolest tea pot I've ever seen.

In fact, I can't even remember seeing anything interesting on my last walkabout (yesterday) because I'm too fixated on the awesomeness that is that green metallic teapot.

Anonymous said...

If you rub the green tea-pot, an enviromentally friendly Genie pops out and gives you three washes.
( with recycled water of course)

Barbara Eden

Mojo said...

I'm not sure you'd call it a "walkabout", but I spent about half an hour yesterday in a parking lot full of classic cars on display. Talk about target rich environments! But that was a purposeful trip, I"d gone there to see a parking lot full of classic cars, so I'm not sure it qualifies as a "walkabout", which seems to suggest no particular purpose and just shooting targets of opportunity.

But on the way back home I did stop into the supermarket to snag a bag of my favorite chips for the Canes/Caps game (Canes 4, Caps 1 and zero goals for the stick that's too hot to touch -- ha!). And while I was there, I did find something to support this week's theme.

Pagan Sphinx said...

I love the color and the shiny finish of that teapot. It reminds me of a Jeff Koons sculpture.

It's sleek and modern and if there is a genie inside it, it surely has piercings and tattoos. Just letting my imagination run a bit, sorry! :-)

Lynda said...

Carmi, this is just gorgeous!

Daryl said...

Just back from a walkabout .. and ran into the almost birthday gal whose doorman I was going to leave her gift with ..so instead I gave it to her, then walked about another block to B&N and got a book .. went to Towne Shop for socks and then home .. amazingly nothing I passed or saw cried out to be photographed. This comment is so long its almost a blog post ..

me said...

you rock Carmi...even more with your love of Tea

Wendy said...

Cool! I love the colour. And, we can see you in the teapot too!

David said...

i spy a carmi

NJ said...

Carmi, that is a beautiful teapot. I don't think I've seen a metallic one like it before. It's a beautiful shot.