OUTER SUBURBS 64 – WALKING HOME

 

 


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This picture is best viewed enlarged – get inside it!!!  To do so, click onto it to open a larger version in a separate window, and click onto that image to enlarge it further – recommended.

The walk home, below a bridge that carries the railway.  Loneliness?  Perhaps.  But safety too because, as the pavement rises up beside the road, tastefully green railings keep us all safe from the often roaring road below.

And the wonderfully unkempt, purely functional bridge standing above all, enlivened by fading colour, seeping rust and the various proofs of human presence that I see far more as street art than graffiti.  And heights in feet and inches, and metres too, which perhaps sum up this country’s relationship with the rest of Europe … a hot point just now!  But, after nearly seven decades, I’m far more at home with feet and inches – while thanking the Great Good Common Sense that our road signs still show distances in miles, rather than kilometres, and that we still use the pound sterling rather than the euro.

LOL!!! there are two words fashionable at the moment.  The T-word refers to the individual who holds the title, President of the United States.  And then the B-word refers to Brexit: Europe is a very good idea, but how dreadfully sad it is that the EU was not allowed to remain as a bloc in which the countries just had free trade and mutual defence cooperation agreements with each other.  I have spoken to so many others who share this sadness.

The first image in the Outer Suburbs series, with context, is here: 1 .  Subsequent images are here: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 53a 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 .  Each will open in a separate window.

Technique: TG-5 at 25mm (equiv); 800 ISO; Lightroom, using the Camera Natural film simulation; south Bristol; 16 Jan 2019.
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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

16 Responses to OUTER SUBURBS 64 – WALKING HOME

  1. Creepy looking under that bridge, nice capture!

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  2. Is that rust that has contributed to the composition of this interesting piece of art? How cool is that?!?! Oh and please. Don’t mention the ‘T’ word before breakfast. Or lunch. Or dinner for that matter!!!

    XXATPXXX

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Hahaha, the T word, yes. I have a feeling that, increasingly, things are not going his way …

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      • Problem is he doesn’t care – about anything, except himself. Even when things don’t go his way he convinces himself it’s someone else’s fault, so the blame never falls squarely on him – where most of the time it belongs. It saddens me to see how many people have fallen under his spell. I hope we can survive all the damage he has done, is doing, and will no doubt continue to do til he’s gone. Luckily, some things are going well despite his inability to govern and feel for the people of this country. (Sorry bud. Just venting. )

        XXXATPXXX
        ❤️ 💎 ❤️

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  3. bluebrightly says:

    Very nice! I’m not going to touch the politics – between your country and mine, it’s all completely insane these days.

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  4. Meanderer says:

    I wouldn’t fancy walking under there at night 🙂 I’m an imperial measurements person too – never got to grips with what we call ‘dismal’ (decimal) 🙂

    What do you think about the way Brexit’s going? I wonder whether they have decided to drag it out for as long as they can so we all get bored with it and the idea just withers away …………. 🙂

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      No, me neither, it can be quite desolate and scary even in the day. I’m pro-Brexit as you may know, but I have to say that I’m completely disillusioned, and angry too, at the way our parliament is handling things. I think it makes me see that our parliament is not fit for purpose – and not just for Brexit but generally – and, really, it makes me wonder if there is any point at all in voting in general elections. There seems to be no sense of national purpose, no statesmanship, and, really, just a mass of squabbling individuals, each of whom are demanding what they want, with no hint of compromising with anyone else. I wish there was some kind of complaints procedure for parliament – but may be that’s what general elections are! But the more the EU makes it difficult for us to leave, the more I’m sure we’re doing the right thing. A 🙂

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      • That squabbling and demanding is a pretty close description of what goes on here with the T-word fellow and all sides of any issue, Adrian—very discouraging.

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        • Adrian Lewis says:

          Yes, Ellen, discouraging is the word. Still, we live in the “free” world, and so must be grateful I suppose but, increasingly, I despair at Human nature which, one way or another, we are all prey to. Adrian 🙂

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      • Meanderer says:

        Can’t disagree with what you’ve said there. I find it interesting that, when asked, people associate themselves more strongly as a Leaver or Remainer than with any party affiliation. The division is so damaging.

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        • Adrian Lewis says:

          Well. maybe (at least at the moment) the various political parties have become fairly meaningless. And (and again I know I’m not alone) I can’t believe I voted Tory at the last election but then, for me, voting Labour as I usually have is unthinkable with their current leader in place. The Leave-Remain division may be damaging, but at least it reflects reality, which in this myth-ridden country, is something that politicians have often sought to gloss over – to me, so many parts of UK life are simply cons put over on us. A 🙂

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  5. paula graham says:

    Great location! I mean it!

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