F and L in North Humberside…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s sweet potato is the one shaped like a pencil sharpener.

EPSON scanner imageHere’s another scanned 35mm negative, a picture from my days of old-style, film and darkroom, black and white photography. It probably dates from the mid 1980s.
I generally don’t like the idea of people writing things, or squirting paint, on walls, degrading the environment and forcing us to notice their limp messages or their half-baked attempts at art (and that includes you Banksy!), but I did like this pithy little graffito.
Humberside? For several years Dulltown, for some reason or other, found itself no longer in the county of East Yorkshire where it had been for centuries, but in some new made up thing called North Humberside. It seems to have slipped away now; it hung around for about 20 years, and it was beginning to look more and more embarrassed as time went on… I think we are all back in Yorkshire again now… or are we?…
These hastily scribbled words on the bridge are of course a reference to that gritty druggy novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, by Hunter S. Thompson.
I’ve just noticed… I like the way the railway tracks diverge to left and right towards the top of the picture… Oh, and look at the eyes of the little house peering at us over the steelwork…
Hm, not a bad photo really…

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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