The Formula 1 British Grand Prix was held today at Silverstone.
For those of us not able to be there, Mercedes Benz World at historic Brooklands was the next best place to be. Luckily for me it’s just up the road too 🙂
I had hoped for a Lewis Hamilton win, in his Mercedes, but this wasn’t to be his day in what was one of the most dramatic races I’ve ever seen. I applaud him for making it all the way back through the field to finish 4th!
Lewis was the first to fall victim to an exploding left rear tyre. Three more exploded during the course of the race causing further controversy over the poorly performing Pirelli tyres this season!
I’d already planned to photograph this extraordinary installation, by Dutch artist Paul Veroude entitled “View Suspended II“, for today’s image and the events of the race made it feel even more appropriate.
Okay, so this one sent me all sentimental! Firstly, I still miss our cat Pixel so much. He was a wonderful companion.
Secondly, the theme brought to mind childhood toys and TV shows. Bagpuss is still watched and loved by millions! How could anyone not love him?
So here we are with my one constant companion, my camera 🙂
“And so their work was done. Bagpuss gave a big yawn and settled down to sleep And, of course, when Bagpuss goes to sleep, All his friends go to sleep too. The mice were ornaments on the mouse organ. Gabriel and Madeleine were just dolls. Professor Yaffle was a carved, wooden bookend in the shape of a woodpecker. Even Bagpuss himself, once he was asleep, was just an old, saggy cloth cat, Baggy, and a bit loose at the seams, But Emily loved him” – Oliver Postgate