Saturday, 15 September 2007
I think I should get a job with Hull tourist board because these are genuine pics of Hull which I took the other day which make it look like a sophisticated continental city, with a cafe pavement culture, no less. I was going to call this post 'Day Trip to Bruges, Venice of the North' and pass these pics off as pictures of the continent, and pretend I had been on a 'Dutch Dash' as their are very good links on the ferries here, and I think they would pass muster, but I don't want to add to all the misinformation on the Web. Also I realised that there was a large 'HULL' on that flowerbed.
First pic, cobbled streets of Old Town. One of the reasons a lot of people think Hull is a unattractive city is that it was heavily bombed in the War and a lot of lovely old buildings were lost and replaced by drab functional fifties buildings.
Second pic, cafe pavement society. They keep trying to do this all over, leaving tables outside pubs and restaurants, and sometimes the British weather isn't up to it, but it was today.
Third pic, Hull Marina, lots of yachts, lots of money, could be Cannes.
Fourth pic, we are here quite often as there is a Gamestation Shop on that corner where we get Jack's playstation games. Also building to the left is where we got our wedding rings. Fifth pic, you can't fault this city's municipal gardening and on a summer's day this grass is covered by people lying on it.