1000 Words Worth 12#


Last time our image 11 was taken in Puckpool Park on the Isle of Wight, in a storage facility underneath the old gun emplacements sited there, known as the Puckpool Battery. The council tended to use these abandoned storage spaces as dumping grounds for everything. Each area was at least sixty foot in length by around twenty to thirty feet in width and sometimes as high as twenty feet. This particular one was relatively empty in comparison to many of the others.

Some of the units had not been emptied out since the 60’s.

Now what do you make of this image?


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?

9 thoughts on “1000 Words Worth 12#

  1. I see a central stalk or maybe a limb, surrounded by tentacles with graspy claws trying to attack the central stalk.
    It’s kind of alien but it also makes me think of squid or octopus tentacles.

  2. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Come join in – 1,000 WORDS WORTH 12# by Rory Matier! If you’ve ever wanted
    to know the origin of the quote “A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words” Rory has left this as a bonus at the end of his post – DON’T MISS THIS!

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