1000 Words Worth 4#


Last weeks image 3 was taken in the Isle of Wight, just outside Ryde, in Appley and is called Appley Towers

A picture is worth a thousand words” is an English language-idiom. It refers to the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed with just a single still image or that an image of a subject conveys its meaning or essence more effectively than a description does

This saying was invented by an advertising executive, Fred R. Barnard. To promote his agency’s ads he took out an ad in Printer’s Ink in 1921 with the headline “One Look Is Worth a Thousand Words” and attributed it to an ancient Japanese philosopher.

This series will examine that very thing – …

Some look at an image and see only the image itself, others look at the same image and see something else and others still can look at an image and see a completely different picture unfolding into a journey, a memory a story to be told. I have often pondered on this topic, a picture is worth a thousand words … but what words?

Each week l shall post a different image, and each week l would like you to tell me what you see …

Your image for this week is above … what do you see?

10 thoughts on “1000 Words Worth 4#

  1. This photo makes me think of the Taj Mahal, minus the Taj Mahal itself. It makes no sense, but it popped into my mind right away. We’re used to seeing the front side of the Taj Mahal, but the rear side faces a river, and sometimes photos are taken from the opposite bank of the river (like this one: http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-the-back-side-view-of-the-taj-mahal-9570391.html). Perhaps it was the two towers that stirred up this memory for me.

    1. Morning Ashley – how very strange you should say this.

      Where l was when l took this photo, could not have been further from the Taj Mahal, however when l looked back over the sunset that’s exactly what l was thinking at the same time, because of those two buildings 🙂

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