A somewhat quieter week this week for the Mix theme set by the kids, which was of course totally understandable with it being Christmas week. Nevertheless there was still a nice collection (or mix) of photos sent in depicting various interpretations of the theme, drinks, food, play, bikes, people, presents etc. I particularly liked the photo above which has all sorts of mix within it, old and new, different styles of architecture, graffiti, rubbish and tidiness. It in many ways encapsulates the jumbled chaos of much of our towns and cities where different styles and periods mix in different states of harmony. I find it fascinating to wander around looking and alternating between wonder and bafflement often in the same street. I suspect that it has always been thus though as society changes and different interpretations on how we want to live and work get built upon the ruins of the outdated / defeated. Where I grew up there is easy evidence of iron age hill forts, then Roman ruins right through to industrialisation engineering features and onwards to glass edifices and everything in between.
That was my take on the mix week but as always I’d love to here what interpretations you liked. As always huge thanks to all who took part. We have one final week which will run through into January but because the week starts in December then we will cover the whole week. Click on the gallery below to open it up so you can scroll through the pictures.