13 December 2010
day 13:: the sound of music
Not the Von Trapps, but a little band of musicians practicing in Mile End Park under the trees. I was cycling home from the market on the other side of the railway when I heard music and could not figure out where it was coming from. I followed the sound, under the railway bridge and into another entrance when I spotted them. As I was taking a snap, a young woman, reminiscent of the White Rabbit, rushed by with a box towards the band. What was in the box? And who were the mystery band?
Later that day, having a cup of coffee outside a cafe in Blackheath, I heard the unmistakable sound of a Salvation Army Band playing carols, a sound which for some unfathomable reason always makes me a bit weepy. Christmas can do that to you, I find.