Self-expression on the walk home, after a good night out in the Outer Suburbs.

Or perhaps this is the good night out.

And maybe fuelled by booze and banned (but eminently available) substances, or a perceived aimlessness and emptiness in modern life, or a desire to impress, or … who knows?

I’ve never felt the need to express myself in this way but then, as I do deeply believe, we are all different.  But then again, as I do also deeply believe, there is the question of whether those causing this carnage would view such damage to their own property with composure.

And subsequent events?  Well, the bus company will carry out the repairs, after which events may repeat themselves.




There is an earlier Good Night Out post here: 1 .

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 64 65 66 67 68 .  Each will open in a separate window.

Click onto each image to open a larger version in a separate window, and click onto that image to enlarge it further.

Technique: TG-5; Lightroom, using the Camera Vivid film simulation; south Bristol; January 2019.

About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

12 Responses to OUTER SUBURBS 69 – A GOOD NIGHT OUT 2

  1. bluebrightly says:

    Is there not even the chance that this might have been caused by some accidental happening? I’d like to think so.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      I’m afraid to say that there is not the slightest chance, believe me. And of course these can be serial occurrences, by either (a) several shelters being vandalised on the same night (often on a weekend) or (b) it happening to the same shelter more than once, sometimes in quick succession. Both of these shelters have now been repaired; time will tell.


  2. Meanderer says:

    It could be done for all kinds of reasons, as you say: being ‘high’ on something; being angry and or feeling hopelessness; group dynamics and pressure to do something bad for respect……… I don’t know. If the vandals happen to get caught I think they should be forced to go out and about with the very elderly on buses – carrying their shopping and helping them on and off buses!

    What a smart waiting area and bus stop, though: comfy looking seats; smart red paving; and a nice non-slip area!


  3. This one got to me, bud. The photos are alarming. The narrative, well, I don’t know if it’s the way all you brits express yourselves but it’s picturesque. I can read your words all day.
    Be careful out there, as the cop use to say on Hill Street Blues. (Telly, American style )


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      My dear friend, that’s very good to hear – such words motivate me, such words keep me keeping on – thank you, Southern Belle! And yes I will be careful – I usually try to portray the persona of a fat, bumbling, unkempt, old man, which is not too difficult as I am a fat, bumbling, unkempt, old …. xxx …

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  4. amazing atmosphere , especially ongoing snowstorm, I like 2nd one pic.


  5. paula graham says:

    I just fail to understand how this can be ‘fun’ , SAD BAD


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      I don’t know if “fun” applies throughout, and of course what counts as “fun” under the influence of drink/drugs is anyone’s guess. I wonder if there is also something like a sense of hopelessness here – as Don McCullin said in his recent TV documentary, when he was in his teens, he was one of a group of lads who, basically, were going nowhere – in his case he was lucky, photography took him up, up and away.


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