And now for something completely different – this is Basil, a tiny ceramic owl my parents bought on a European river cruise a year or so ago. Since then, he’s become something of a travel mascot for everyone in my family, passed around from one person to the next whenever someone goes on holidays. (In case of conflict, most exotic destination wins – last trip Basil got to holiday in Thailand with my sister and her hubby, instead of coming to central Australia with me.)
Since Basil is only an inch high, photographing him while maintaining sufficient depth of field to get a good sense of the location can be a challenge, especially in dim light. But sometimes this can work to your advantage -this abstract background seems quite suitable for a picture taken in the Tate Modern.