When the ordinary becomes extraordinary

I took this photograph of the Fremantle Prison wall back in April.

I love it.

I love the way it looks like a map you’d find in the front of a fantasy novel with places like Midkemia and Great Kesh written in a cursive font as if by a ancient map maker.

Even the edges seem shaded to denote a high rainfall area or maybe a high population.

I like the little oblongish bit at the bottom that looks like an island.

Or maybe it could be the surface of an ancient gourd, uncovered from a buried civilisation.

Or maybe not.


It’s just a wall.

But sometimes isn’t it nice to dream that things are more than they are.

4 Replies to “When the ordinary becomes extraordinary”

  1. The footpath out the front of a house on our street is just like that – but only in front of that one house. It’s fascinating to look at close up.

  2. For people who think in this way, you’re going to be inspired by “Three cups of Tea” and “Stones into Schools” by Greg Mortenson. Places like Midkemia and Great Kesh are in both, in a round-about sort of way. http://www.threecupsoftea.com/
    Have a look at the wall under the book masthead.

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