More interesting rubbish…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s bedside items are a bottle of cough mixture and a packet of Wilko Max Strength Cold & Flu Capsules.

What a rubbish photo!
Yes, this caught my eye as I walked past an old pub here in Dulltown that was having its frontage ripped apart and replaced by something new, bland, and cheap looking. I paused and wondered if I should take a quick picture of this section of the removed facade. I was pondering on whether anyone would find a picture of this of interest, or not – it’s the sort of thing that one could easily walk past and not even bother to glance at, isn’t it? It really is rubbish.
Visually, it is fairly complicated rubbish though.
Let’s just take a quick inventory of what we have here:
Well, there’s a pretty large area of board painted in a very eggy yellow (I expect it’s made of plywood) with a bit of traditional moulding running along its bottom edge; there’s the shadow of a fine grid cast at a jaunty angle across the whole thing, it’s the shadow of the wire fence surrounding this rubbish, put up so that no rubbish thieves make off with it in the night; there’s a rather nice ornate black painted bracket, originally put there to support… Well, whatever it supported has now gone, but it has left the ghost of its shape in an earlier colour, from a time before the rich egg was slapped on. It’s an interesting shape isn’t it? Perhaps it was a corbel, can you have a corbel on a bracket? I don’t know, but I do like the way the bracket appears to still support the mysterious and flamboyant blue-grey shape, don’t you dear reader? Then there’s that thick shadow that runs up and down parallel with the mesh, I think that might be from a no parking sign on the pavement nearby – but when you look at this shadow, it visually seems to have something to do with the blue ghost and its bracket – as if the bracket could be hanging in the air in front of the board…
And finally (will this never end?), there’s the mark in the middle, on the left, where some kind of plate has been fastened on with four screws (where one can glimpse the original richer yellow of the paint) – perhaps a hook for a hanging basket of nice colourful flowers from happier times when the pub was in its heyday?
Anyway, I poked my camera lens through the wire fence, and… 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...
This entry was posted in abstract, archeology, architecture, colours, composition, Dulltown, history, information, observations, photography, seeing, serendipity, style and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to More interesting rubbish…

  1. Sharon Mann says:

    These strange compositions out of context leave lots to the imagination.

  2. Dana Doran says:

    Cold and Flu magic tablets, eh? Your highness, those placebo’s don’t work…perhaps send for the court jester, to laugh away your misery? I’m still looking for …..what was it I was looking for?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s