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On second thoughts

15 Sep
For the sake of civic virtue
They’ve got fountains there that squirt you…
Now that the summer is all but over and  the leaves are starting to think about submitting to gravity and there’s a little bit of a chill in the air, the screaming kids have gone back to school and are no longer treating Queen Victoria Square as a public showering place and playground maybe now, on reconsideration, this fountain thing is not so bad after all.

(Margot played no small role in this picture in so far as she clicked the shutter, I took it upon myself to play with it thereafter.)
 
The weekend in black and white is here.

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Sudden Elegancies

17 Aug

Hull has its own sudden elegancies.
Philip Larkin 

The fiddling around by the Council with Queen’s Gardens does mean that there is this view of the Maritime Museum, the fountain and City Hall in the distance.

YOLO

31 Jul

I’m told it means You Only Live Once. It’s how the youth of today communicate with one another. IKR too busy to use words, poor darlings. 

Today’s first of the month City Daily Photo theme is ‘Young at heart

Margot took this. We are both still searching for our inner adult. TTFN as we used say back in the day.

Rosebowl Fountain one more time

20 Jul

I’ve shown this fountain several times before. I like it, that’s a good enough reason for me to post it again

The weekend in black and white is here.

As the evening sky grew dark

23 Dec

There you go; tree, lights and an illuminated fountain. Who says I don’t do Xmas?

Three fountains and a thingy

16 May
I’ve shown this installation outside Britannia House (the dole office) on Spring Bank before but that was taken from a bus and you don’t really get the full sheer tackiness of it from that post. The three hemispheres are little trickling fountains; so far so meh. But what is that naff blue and white column? What is it supposed to be?
When new the idea of adding washing up liquid to the fountains appealed to certain elements but even that minor act of rebellion seems to have died away. Maybe it’s so stupid no-one can be bothered to vandalise it.

Blooming lovely

18 Sep

Yesterday was a bit of a dull, overcast day, anticyclonic gloom is the meteorological word for it, any hoo this did nothing to detract from the colourful display round Queen’s Gardens’ fountains. 

Speaking of blooms I came across a nice short film on the Avenues Open Day, where private gardens are opened for the public to raise money for Dove House Hospice. It’s only fourteen minutes long and best watched without HD unless you’ve got a good connection. Oh yeah, it’s here.
Finally if things go the way of a certain group to the north of here this blog may soon be coming to you from a different country. We live in exciting times…. *yawn*