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The world’s urinals (part 2)

Friday 6th July 2018, 6.20pm (day 2,507)

Urinals, 6/7/18

All human life is here. If the first set of urinals could make it onto the blog, so can these.

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Transition (grey to blue)

Wednesday 18th April 2018, 4.35pm (day 2,428)

Grey into blue, 18/4/18

Sledgehammer symbolism it may be but anyone living in most of the UK today observed that we transitioned rather suddenly from winter into full-on spring. And it’s forecast to stay. On such a day, let us use the Railway as a bridge.

A nice day also to mark the 2,000th picture on this blog taken in the UK. If Cambridge Analytica find it significant that I have spent 82.37% of my time over that period in my home country — there you go, I’ve saved them the bother of doing the maths.

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Closed today. And for another six years.

Wednesday 17th January 2018, 4.10pm (day 2,337)

Town Hall closed, 17/1/18

The title — and the sign — refer to the closure, as of today, of Manchester Town Hall for restoration, ‘until 2024’.

You know, I was just thinking that what this city really needs is a significant, very extended, disruptive building project. I’ll be fifty-five fucking years old in 2024.

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New Market, 2017

Monday 14th August 2017, 9.00am (day 2,181)

New Market, 2017, 14/8/17

Finally, a street in Manchester which seems to have rid itself of its building works. New Market has had its transformation sporadically documented on here: this was it before the building, this one during, and now above. Was it worth all the bother? The premises on the right have become a hotel in the mean time: but I wouldn’t say much else has happened.

 

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Leeds station bar, Friday night

Friday 27th January 2017, 6.40pm (day 1,982)

Leeds station bar, 27/1/17

Clare’s doing a course in London tomorrow (Saturday) so it seemed like an opportunity to get in a weekend away. Late trip though, so we were passing through Leeds station when Friday night was becoming busy.

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Vote Elrica

Wednesday 24th February 2016, 10.20am (day 1,644)

Vote Elrica, 24/2/16

It must be nearly spring. Both the crocuses and the campaign banners for this year’s Student Union elections have come out right on cue. The pigeons seem unmoved by either, however.

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Dog/owner couple

Tuesday 12th January 2016, 4.40pm (day 1,601)

Dog/owner couple, 12/1/16

I know a few dog/owner couples — connoting not just the usual doggy relations but where the two actively look alike. For an example of what I mean, well, see here….

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Bag on bridge

Monday 1st September 2014, 8.45am (day 1,103)

Bridge and bag, 1/9/14

It says much about the day when the most interesting photo taken all day was as I got the camera out of the bag to take a different shot, turned it on, looked at the screen as it pointed down past the plastic bag I was carrying and thought, OK, let’s do that one too. The railings look nicely symmetrical. But I’m reaching.

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Outside the Harvest Festival event

Saturday 13th October 2012, 2.40pm (day 415)

Guitar, 13/10/12

Held in the building across the road from us, and we were in attendance because of our stewardship of our allotment. Not that there’s been much of a harvest this year, because of the wet weather, but still, this wasn’t a bad event, particularly when the guitarist stopped playing.

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Goal celebrations at the Amex

Saturday 10th March 2012, 4.30pm (day 198)

Goal celebrations, 10/3/12

Had a few candidates for today’s pic: it was a good day all round, weather, events, result, location. But this photo most encapsulates the day. Vicente Rodriguez has just scored Brighton & Hove Albion’s first goal in a 2-0 defeat of Portsmouth, we go up to 5th in the table, I maintain my 100% record at the new Amex stadium and what with lots of other nice things happening at the moment, all seems pretty good in my world.

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