Does anyone here like green?…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is the one appearing as a frog, the goddess Heket; her cult centre is Qus and her association is with childbirth. (H)
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Anyone here like green?…
Well, there are plenty of subtle shades of it here – what with the composition, it almost looks like a painting – can that be moss I see adding to the mix towards the bottom? Hm, possibly not, it’s hard to say, but it would be nice if it was – you know, a bit of nature sneaking into this very solid human-made structure… Actually this really does look like a painting doesn’t it? (I’ve seen far more boring ones hanging in galleries.) That’s not surprising, as everything that we see here is painted. I’ll bet it is all done using the same paint, but over time the recently done stuff (obliterating some graffiti?) is covering some much older paint which has darkened in the sun, and the rain, degraded by grime and time…

Are you at all interested in what this structure is dear reader?
Should I tell you, or should I leave it hanging as an enigma? What a great word is ‘enigma’! Come on, let’s all say it out loud – enigma, enigma, enigma! No wonder Arthur Scherbius gave his nice new shiny coding machine that name in the early 20th c. (I just Googled ‘Enigma machine’.)

This picture was taken on one of the landings of the Victorian iron bridge that goes over the railway line in Beverley, East Yorkshire (a few miles north of Dulltown). Some very nice bolt heads and rivets eh? And what about the interloping and enigmatic ball end of the handrail that is eager to help us get up the stairs? I like that! It makes you want to go over and grab hold of it and walk on up doesn’t it? Oh, hang on, was that the hoot of the Dulltown train coming out of Beverley Station? Let’s run up to the top so that it zooms underneath us!… What fun!…

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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8 Responses to Does anyone here like green?…

  1. Oh I love a bit of green I do. However, the handrail to the left looks rather like a lever, with which one might (after some considerable effort), get to creaking open the “door” of a secret dank dark tunnel…..But back to the greenery, yes…its all very smooth and subtly blended. 7 shades of green I counted. Oh and that last sentence of yours about the watching the train zooming underneath…..very reminiscent of The Famous Five 😀

    • Dave Whatt says:

      You counted them?…
      Hm, I never really got on with the ‘Famous Five’… I think they might have been a bit too posh for me – were they?…

      • Oh god yes, terribly terribly posh with names like Julian, and a dog called Timothy. They all had cream teas as a break from spying on pirates at the old aunts holiday cottage by the sea. There was also a series called the Secret Seven, who I loved…they were more rough and tumble, down to earth.

      • Dave Whatt says:

        ‘Rough and tumble’ eh? – that’s more my style!…

  2. Sharon Mann says:

    Well you have done it again Dave…a sight that most people would ignore has turned into a work of art. I love green!

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