The Poison Pen


Posted in Durham, Photography by thepoisonpen on November 19, 2013

by Taegon Kim

Sunday I took a trip into town for Lumiere, a now annual art installation in Durham city. My favourite piece was probably the dresses, they were beautiful in a ‘Sleeping Beauty spectre’ kind of way. The crowds weren’t too bad, usually what put me off going on previous years. The only thing that was annoying was all the tripods out. It’s such an odd age where we now spend more time looking at things through our phones than actually processing them with our eyes. Except the kids, they were just in awe.

Durham Cathedral


Carrier Bag Lights





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  1. Scott Perry said, on November 23, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Thanks for the pictures. I sporadically check your blog for the pictures and the writing – I stumbled on it a few years ago when you had a bit more writing on it, but your photography is wonderful. The pictures of Poland were really well done, as are the ones of Lumiere. On a cold, grey late November morning in Ottawa, your reference to Durham University inspired me to investigate the area a bit more; I’ve spent a lot of time in the UK but have never been to the North East – so thank you for the idea.

    • thepoisonpen said, on November 26, 2013 at 8:03 pm

      Ah, thanks Scott that’s a lovely thing to say.

      The north east of England is definitely a much neglected tourist spot. I find a lot the small places and villages quite gothic in parts, especially if you get onto Whitby Abbey and the coastline. The Lake District is also a beautiful area and inspired folk from Beatrix Potter to poets like Coleridge and Wordsworth. And obviously Durham with it’s Cathedral & Castle. Hope the weathers improved over there in Ottawa by now 🙂

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