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Lighting Up

I was inspired by Mathai's photograph of corn to look for something to capture inside the home.  I couldn't believe that I managed to leave these alone for so long.

Since the beginning of my working life, I collected match boxes from restaurants, cafes, bars and hotels.  Whenever I remembered, wherever I happened to be, I asked for one and placed it in my pocket.  I still don't know why I started this - but on this rainy Friday evening - I'm so glad I did.

The children saw me take them out of the spaghetti jars.  Now that they know what they are, I'm worried they would play with them, so I removed every single matchstick from all the boxes.  What you see here is less than half!

Hers is what I will do for fun.  The next post will be photographs of the boxes of all the restaurant, cafes etc; and the following one will be of hotels.  I will put the names of all the places, including the city and country.

Reader Comments (10)

hehe! looking forward to the pics! ;)

April 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersadia

try this, "another motocross race tomorrow at 1pm"

i hope they don't serve the same greasy shawerma they had last week

April 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAdrenaline

Do you smoke? I hope not! I like the match heads with white and blue, kind of unique :)

April 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAkbar

Loved the first shot! Lots of depth!

April 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarzouq

Nice shots ! I like the colored matches. EAT+SLEEP is perfect for this weather :)
and thanks for the honorable mention, I'm flattered :D

April 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermathai

Its the 'matches' season i guess! :) yes i go for the first one too. and surprised to see the varied pleasant coloured match heads!
and a big WOW! for the impressive collection of boxes! :)

April 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteronlooker

-- sadia
One done another to go.

-- Adrenaline
Thanks. Unfortunately I'm busy today! NExt time inshallah.
I didn't try the food last time - but that cold drink came at the right time :)

-- Akbar
I'vel also seen pink! A london restaurant.

-- Marzouk
Thank you. Hope you can use it as a desktop wallpaper :)

-- Mathai
Thank you and well deserved. I meant what I said. That photo was inspiring. Keep it up.

-- onlooker
Thanks :) Enjoy...

April 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

The first picture is very eye-catching. :)

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMacaholiQ8

Thanks MacaholiQ8

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

I collect matchboxes too!! Lovely photos by the way

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter::: ShoSho :::

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