Ah, those Victorians…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to make paper aeroplanes from all of your unpaid utility bills and see if you can glide them down to land on the tops of people’s heads from one of your upstairs windows.

StationsOh dear, yes… I know… it’s another of my grumpy comments on the ugliness of the modern environment. (Really I’m just learning how to put photos and bits of text together on Photoshop.) Here at the top we see the railway station at York, built in 1877, and below the recently modified railway station at Leeds. (You may notice that I am using the term railway station rather than the currently popular term, train station – sorry, but I like railway station… I think it has a nicer ring to it.)
So, not much to say really, the pictures say it all – but isn’t it amazing how nearly a hundred-and-forty years ago they could design and build with such elegance, simplicity, and sense of space, and now it is all so lumpy, messy, and as if it has been designed by a committee, and thrown together in a hurry? Also, it gives one the uneasy feeling that the whole bloody lot is about to come crashing down on our heads…


About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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3 Responses to Ah, those Victorians…

  1. Yes. I don’t need to see any more do I?

  2. Say not see. Although perhaps see is appropriate too.

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