Seaside Surrealism…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like Michelangelo’s David. (M.D.)
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DSCN3680Now here’s a picture I took last October on a day out in the pleasant Yorkshire seaside resort of Bridlington; I think I should probably call this one Seaside Surrealism. What a serendipitously fine assortment of colours, and what a very nice cloud-free sky too. It was a crisp bright sort of day as I recall… For me it has a slight look of a Salvador Dali painting about it…
Would you like me to blether on about it a bit, or are you happy just to look at it? Of course there is no need for any blethering at all, but I do enjoy doing it now and again.
I suppose there are three protagonists in this composition, and without all three it would have been a very dull photograph indeed: the green-headed insect man, the ice cream cone and, stealing the show, Mr Doughnut lurking in the corner – isn’t he scary?… A walking talking doughnut, pardon me whilst I have a quick shudder… oh dear, the stuff of nightmares…
By the way, Mr green-headed insect man isn’t really standing on the roof of that car, he’s behind it, but that spacial coincidence really helps with the weirdness don’t you think? Oh, and the chocolate flake in the ice cream cone almost looks like a tilting chimney on the building… Oh, hang on, it might be a tilting chimney on the building behind the ice cream cone… Hm…
Hello Mr Doughnut, what do you have to say for yourself today? Oh, you want us to cover you in maple syrup and cream and munch into you, do you?… Whoa! Get away, you horrible thing!… Good, there he goes – see him scamper off along the esplanade… (Isn’t it a good word, ‘esplanade’?)

PS: I’ll bet some of you are trying to decipher what those backwards red letters in the middle are saying… No, I can’t work it out either.

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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