Sunday, September 09, 2007
Sculptures and setting.
I took these photos yesterday at the Royal Arsenal site at Woolwich. This surreal art installation is a permanent part of the residential redevelopment, and I like it a lot. It reminds me of the work of Storm Thorgerson - the designer responsible for much of the Pink Floyd album artwork. Click on any photo for a larger version.
Some serious stuff now; I am saddened to report the death of Kevin Beckingham, younger brother of Peter, a close friend whilst I was at school. I had not seen either bloke for close on twenty years, but I was deeply shocked to hear of his callous and brutal murder. You can read the story at the News Shopper website here.
Wasps. What do they do and what are they for? I cannot think of a more completely useless creature. They are the only living thing that I will kill at the first opportunity. They only live to sting. I must admit that I am a bit phobic of them (well, a lot phobic actually). If they were to disappear overnight, would the World be any the worse off? I think not.
The story earlier this week relating to the girl who put her feet on the seat opposite on a local train rings with me - as you may know, this is a big hobby horse of mine. Train staff should be issued with Tasers, along with the Police and any other public servant who has to deal with Chavs and the general criminal underclass. On a similar note, I can report that I have successfully challenged several smokers who have lit up in now banned areas; as long as one keeps things civil, you generally get a constructive response and they put it out. Me being a tweed jacketed 6'3" and wearing a pair of steel toe capped size 12 rigger boots tends to help as well.
I have added oodles of new photographs to my Flickr site; please feel free to view and leave comments as appropriate. Apologies work colleagues, this site is blocked by policy - you will have to visit from your home computer.