Wednesday, 22 August 2007
Gritty Urban pics (cont)
This is meant to be the second part of today's posting, as I needed two posts to put my pictures in, but I've done it the wrong way round, as I have forgotten how blogs work.
First two pics show the attempts people make to improve their environment. Home-made fence hangings, actually there were quite a lot of these but due to the large fortress-like fence I couldn't get them all in. A garden full of sunflowers.
Third picture is Rock City which someone has had the foresight to build as a macho aspirational place which will hopefully help keep the lads off the streets. 'Climbing mountains' could also function as an inspiring metaphor for improving the quality of your life. The picture that someone has painted on the front is also very striking, hinting at the idea of walking off into the sunset.
Fourth shows an exotic palm tree, which is rather incongruous in its surroundings. I also took at picture of a stand -off between a rotty(Rottweiler) and a staffie (Staffordshire Bull Terrier) as they were being taken for walks, but very surrepticiously as I had already been questioned by someone and I didn't fancy being questioned by this lot. However, my husband forgot to download the pics into the computer and isn't in the mood to download anymore! I still can't do this part.
Fifth pic, on a previous posting I was speculating that someone in Hull had a lion in their garden, (rather in the manner of lions at the entrance to stately homes) due to the extreme size of the garden ornaments sold, and here it is.