- Select a word from the day's newspaper headline
- Visit tube stations beginning with each letter of the word
- Each tube station visited to be on a different line
- Spend a maximum of half an hour in the area taking photographs
- The theme of the photographs is to be words
On looking at the headline of my copy of the Guardian there was no doubt in my mind which word to choose - parole, which of course means word in French. I need no more convincing of the role of serendipity in the ways of the world!
I had my work cut out for me - six letters meant six stations to be visited, all of which had to be on a different line. There was no special criteria involved in choosing the stations, other than that the route had to be realistic and completed within the day. This involved a little planning - I tried to choose stations which I wasn't familiar with in areas that haven't been covered on previous journeys.
The amount of ground to be covered and the limited time to complete the task meant that this journey had a completely different flavour to the more leisurely and unhurried ambling of previous journeys. This was travelling with a destination and an agenda in mind.....