Friday, December 01, 2006

Something wicked this way comes


Something wicked this way comes – Macbeth.
Who left this mysterious and spooky warning on the pavement of Oxford Street? The full line "By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes” is said by the second witch in Act IV scene 1 of William Shakespeare's play Macbeth. The phrase is also the tagline of the Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban movie. See the long shadow approaching, are you shivering yet?
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Quelque chose de maudit vient par ici – Macbeth
Qui est le taggeur anonyme qui répand sur les trottoirs de Sydney cet inquiétant avertissement ? La phrase complète, ‘Au picotement de mes pouces je sens que le maudit vient par ici’ est dite par la deuxième sorcière à la scène 1 de l’Acte IV du Macbeth de Shakespeare. Elle a aussi été reprise comme sous-titre du film ‘Harrry Potter et le Prisonnier d’Azkaban’. Voici une ombre longue qui s'avance... Frissonnez, passants d'Oxford Street !


Today 1st of December is a theme day for the City Daily Photo community. Theme: 'photo of someone from the waist down'. Click on the links below to see all entries on this theme:
Porto -Greenville -Evry -Queens -Seattle, WA, USA -Stayton , OR, USA -Albuquerque, NM (USA) -Joplin, MO (USA) -Singapore (Raymond) -Guadalajara, Mexico -Santiago, Chile -London (UK) -Jakarta (Indonesia) -Bandung (Indonesia) -Melbourne, Aust (John) -Phoenix, AZ (US) -Twin Cities, MN -Newcastle upon tyne(England) -St. Paul, MN (USA) Carol -Szentes (Hungary) -Tuzla (BiH) -St. Paul Kate -Dubai (U.A.E.) -Nelson (New Zealand) -Sharon, CT USA -Tenerife (Spain) -Auckland (New Zealand) -Budapest (Hungary) -Sydney, Australia (Sally) -Sequim, WA -East Lansing, MI (USA) -Vantaa; Finland -Singapore (Zannnie) -Paris (France) -Kuala Lumpur -Shanghai, China -Sydney Aust (Nathalie) -Hyde (UK) -Akita City, Japan -Tokyo (Japan) -Rotterdam -Manila (Philippines) -Not Strictly Seattle -Stavanger (Norway) -Hong Kong -Chattanooga, Tennessee -Barcelona (Spain) -Trujillo (Peru) -Naples Florida

27 comments:

edwin s said...

great shot nathalie and macbeth is one of my favourite bard plays. i performed it once many years ago.

Olivier said...

Deja le 1er decembre !!! bonjour le decalage horaire...
Superbe photo et bonne idee.
Mais vous avez des taggeurs qui ont des lettres a Sydney, a Evry les taggeurs sont beaucoup plus primaires (je te laisse le soin de deviner les messages) ;o)


Already on December 1!!! hello the time shift…
Superb photograph and good idea.

But you have taggeurs who have letters has Sydney, has Evry the taggeurs are much more primary (I leave it to to you to guess the messages) ;O)

Terra-Vecchia said...

il manque te une ville dans ta liste des daily's thémes...

Lachezar said...

Good one!

Cheers!

ruth said...

Great one! Original. :)

photowannabe said...

Very original photo op. You suceeded in making the pic. full of mystery.

Kate said...

Self-portrait??

Sally said...

Fantastic! At first I thought it might be a poster or program cover for something like Bell Shakespeare Co. And seeing as it's not, IT SHOULD BE!

[Sorry I haven't got back to you yet about a date - life is far too hectic - hope to do so today]

And, like you I've taken the word verifiction off and turned on moderation, so, fingers crossed!

Ja said...

Aw, very nice! Great shot. An oddly appropriate quote for the theme.

bv said...

Excellent. Original and spot on with the theme... If there was a contest for the best shot of the First of the Month Theme, I would vote for that one. And not only because you're my friend. Honest.

Excellent. Original et en plein dans le thème... Si il y avait un Prix remis à la meilleure photo pour le Thème du jour, je voterais pour celle-là. Et pas seulement parce que tu es une amie. Vraiment.

Bill said...

How very odd...... The message in paint, not the photo :)

denton said...

Great photo and theme contribution ... We saw Macbeth recently and loved it.

Annie said...

Nicely done, Nathalie. You are a creative soul.

Kim said...

Nathalie, I love your super and clever capture. There is a bit of "wierd sisters" phenom going on with both you Sydney girls this theme day. Sally's is ghostly, and yours has a spirit all its own, too.
-Kim

Jing said...

oh...wise phrase.
and self-portrait too??
Nathalie's shadow??

nice shot for theme day.

jing
www.shanghaidailyphoto.com

Helen said...

Awesome!

Felicia said...

Clever photo for the theme!

Louis London said...

Unlike you, Nathalie, I am going to be very unoriginal today and simply agree with what everybody else has been saying. A very inventive solution!

Utsav said...

that- is brilliant. the most creative theme picture easily..

lynn said...

Yes this is very spooky!

JohnnyParsons said...

What a coincidence. We just saw a wonderful performance of "MacBeth" in Cincinnati last Sat. The cast was from around the globe. The witches were very untraditional. They put a heavy Lesbian look to the witch scenes. It worked though. Great Photo!

Ham said...

Brilliant! Do you know about the Ray Bradbury Short story collection (and short story, too) of the same title?

chris said...

I can't stand Shakespeare but I love your photo--very original take on the theme--great work.

dutchie said...

That's a good one!

Eric said...

OK. bon d'accord elle est pas mal !! LOL. J'adore l'honnêteté intellectuelle de BV !

bv said...

oh, ca va hein... si on ne peut plus se serrer les coudes entre expatriés.
et puis d'abord c'est vrai qu'elle est bonne cette photo, non?

Cergie said...

Les ombres... On les retrouvent comme la lune sur tous les blogs !
Elles sont terribles ! Elles nous encerclent !
(les tags aussi (peut être des pochoirs ?), bravo pour les références aux deux "oeuvres")