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'Look closely. The beautiful may be small' — Kant

14 March 2012

Life In Inanimate Things. Objects.

Ancient artisanal tools and objects retain the warmth of human hands that manufactured them. Simple machines have always fascinated me, they work without any secondary energy source, rarely fail and are more reliable than modern gadgets. As a child I used to tear down old mechanical appliances such as clocks to look into their inner workings and played with wheels, cogs, pinions and springs, or whatever was inside them. Clock wheels made especially good spinning tops — devices that make you wonder at physical laws. I still keep some of them.

Simple machine
Simple machine. (© 2011 LightColourShade. All rights reserved)

I have no idea what this object is for, my guess it's some kind of quill pen stand.

Strange antique object
Strange antique object. (© 2011 LightColourShade. All rights reserved)

Rusty iron ring for tying a horse
Rusty iron ring for tying a horse.
(© 2011 LightColourShade. All rights reserved)

Medieval torch holder
Medieval torch holder.
(© 2011 LightColourShade. All rights reserved)

2 comments:

  1. I am particularly entranced by your photograph of the "simple machine."
    Wonderful!

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    1. It's my favourite too, I knew you'd immediately get my point.

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