The crime scene from above…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from the novel A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (published 1980):
She was wearing her short pink topper and the small red hat that tilted over one eye so that she looked like a refugee starlet from the Golddiggers film series. Ignatius noticed hopelessly that she had added a dash of colour by pinning a wilted poinsettia to the lapel of her topper. Her brown wedges squeaked with discount price defiance, as she walked redly and pinkly along the broken brick sidewalk…
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Here’s a picture of mine from last summer. How’d you like my title dear reader?…
There are no people in it, but that is made up for by plenty of spiky inanimate drama. The whole thing is quite zig-zaggy isn’t it? It’s all tilted, plenty of diagonality, with not one thing parallel to the frame – look at the steel members of that fence bending around their post, were they designed like that, or did some blundering vehicle force them into that posture? They look like they are holding back that pile of teetering wooden pallets and preventing them from crashing down under gravity to the bottom of the picture and ruining the composition for us – gosh, what tension! Oh, and what about those eye-catching lurking cones? A red and white one, and a black one that has gained yellow stripes – they are both standing watching, they look somewhat hesitant don’t they? As if they are reluctant to approach the laid out supine figure – in case they destroy evidence of the crime by striding in with their big flat official feet…
No, but it’s just a view from the top of the bridge just up the road that goes over the railway lines – it shows part of the yard belonging to a builder’s merchants… I peered over the concrete wall as I passed – oh, look… is that interesting?… Or not?…
I’ll take a picture anyway… Click!…

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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