Archive | October, 2016

The Mighty Boo Sign

31 Oct

As a contribution to annual insanity that affects this country at the end of October (thank you USA; another great contribution to civilisation) here’s a scary Boo sign. It’s actually a sign for a café called Boom but the ‘m’ went walkabout sometime ago and no-one seems to have noticed … or perhaps it was never there. Tell you the truth I didn’t even notice if the café was still there. I maybe making all this up, I’ve not been well you  know …
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Keep Britian Tidy

27 Oct

Oh yes, it’s a reminder to keep the the place tidy and well they can’t even spell their own country right … they meant well I suppose.
Margot spotted this delight.

Colour coded demolition

26 Oct

Well there goes the Osborne Street multi-storey car kennel to make way for a newer brighter better one. Also revealed are the colour codes for each floor in case remembering first floor or second floor or whatever was too onerous a task for the poor drivers of this town

Skell and Wiske

25 Oct

There was a time when it was the rather quaint custom to name university buildings after what when on in them. So physics was carried out in the physics building and administration was in the admin building (unless occupied by students, those were the days my friend). Any way you get the simple idea of connecting name with function. Well that’s just so much antiquated nonsense and leaves no room for play by imaginative busybodies with far too much spare time on their hands. So now physics is in the Robert Blackburn building and admin in the Venn building. But that’s just getting started; what you need to do is to name buildings after some really obscure rivers in Yorkshire and see if anyone can guess just what on earth goes on in them (I suspect very little but then I’m just an old grump). These are just two of a good half dozen or so rivers that I spotted recently.

Just throw a load of money at it

23 Oct

Here’s a little story with a happy ending. Last year I posted about a sad little house that had fallen on hard times. Here it is again, a year later much work done and many thousands of pounds spent. These pictures were taken in May so I expect someone’s moved in and is enjoying this remarkable renovation work.

The Happy Couple

22 Oct

A couple of students celebrate paying off their loans by getting married …

Margot K Juby took this delightful shot.

Friendly Crow

20 Oct

Have I mentioned before that I think crows are a bit special? This one simply would not budge until I took its picture, so what was I to do?
Meanwhile in another part of town (and on a different planet perhaps) there were complaints that crows on Holderness Road were getting too bold and “intimidating” people because (and now we reach new heights of fantasy) the local McDs was closed for a refurb! “Crows on the rampage in Hull because they can’t get their McDonald’s fix” ran the headline. For heaven’s sake! Are the folk of East Hull who survived the Blitz without so much as a whimper suddenly afraid of a few feathered friends? Two crows were seen pecking at a dead pigeon which it was claimed they had killed! Something must be done about it! Well no, something must not be done about it. “Carrion Crows Eat Carrion” wouldn’t really make much of a story but in the febrile imagination of a local journo it’s practically Hitchcockian out on Holdy Road. Just to be absolutely clear on this, crows clear up the mess made by people; it’s either them or rats, you make your choice.
The weekend in black and white is here.