Tuesday, 21 December 2010

The Existence of a Raft

An unidentified object brushes against my side for the nth time today. A trout perhaps, or even a decaying plastic bag. Only two visitors today. One a man, one a boy. His son I presume.  Proceeded to throw stones in an attempt to reach me but missed every time. The water seems colder than usual, greyer and thicker. Whatever substance resides beneath me seems rather thick and is clearly dislodged easily enough. Still no sign of a maintenance man or woman, maybe then I'll make it out of this lake. Until then, I continue to slowly deteriorate.

This shot was also taken in Lincoln. In the middle of nowhere lay a lake packed full of fish but no fishermen. Banks of thick grey clay surrounded the lapping water making it muddy and thick. The odd fish splashed at the surface whilst 20 or so miniature starlings skimmed the waves as they dive bombed for flies. The odd time a passer-by would investigate but it stood alone most of the time. This short story related to the day I passed and, to my surprised, noticed a man with his son throwing pebbles into the lake.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

The Fab Four on my Door (step)

Apologies for my absence, been through a lot in the past month and simply haven't had time for anything else. As the situation improves, however, my spirits are slowly lifting and yesterday I took a trip into the city to visit the Fab Four Store. It's been a while since I went in and I duly spent about an hour inside looking at every single item present. I bought another Beatles poster and on the way out spotted a brilliant T-shirt which I invested in as well :)

This is the tag from that T-shirt and I thought the simplicity of it was so effective and recognisable the least I could do was take a photo. I feel so privileged to come from the city 'where it all began' and able to visit such great places which stand on my doorstep. P.S. I recommend any Beatles fans to visit the shop in question, it's a great place and contains some real one off memorabilia.