Happiness as Anarchy #152: Spring days

Early spring brings with it such joy and hope, particularly when the sun comes out after a few chilly days. Everyone seems to be smiling and taking their time as they stroll down the street, hearts brightened by the bright blue sky and verdant green growth. I tried to be virtuous and go to Modern… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #152: Spring days

Happiness as Anarchy #151: Taking photographs

I learned to take photos on my parents’ 1970s Pentax SLR. The photos I took (especially on my first trip to Europe when I was 21) are still some of the best photos I’ve ever taken. There’s something special about the weight of an SLR camera that sharpens my eye and makes me frame an… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #151: Taking photographs

Happiness as Anarchy #142: Street art

There is street art everywhere in Buenos Aires. The general state of disrepair seems to bring with it an aesthetic freedom for its citizens. There is no doubt that a painting on the wall is more pleasing for everyone than peeling grey paint. In some parts, especially San Telmo where I’m staying, it almost appears… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #142: Street art

Happiness as Anarchy #10: Tiny Street Art

The world is fabulously interesting when you notice the small things. Tiny street art is such a delight when it catches your eye. The laneways off the Bridge Mall in Ballarat have a surprising amount of art if you look up and down. My favourite is Time Lane (opposite Drury Lane, where I always expect… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #10: Tiny Street Art