Tag Archives: car

Reaction to parking ticket

Wednesday 28th November 2018, 11.10am (day 2,652)

Parking ticket, 26/11/18

This is not my car. But I do sympathise with the owner, as this is taken near my house and they must live nearby (going on how often I see this car). Under such circumstances I too might have a mushroom cloud coming out of my head. Then again that’s one reason I don’t own a car.

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Garage, Burnley (not Turf Moor)

Thursday 8th November 2018, 5.20pm (day 2,632)

Burnley garage, 8/11/18

The town of Burnley has nearly 75,000 people in it and lies less than a dozen miles from my house, so one might have expected it to have appeared on the blog more than three times in the last seven years — and all three of them (6/4/12, 1/19/12 and 22/11/15) were taken at Turf Moor, the home of Burnley FC. Is there much other reason to go to Burnley? Not if the evidence of my life is anything to go by, but I did find cause to visit today for non-footballing reasons. The garage was nothing to do with it, but I do like the scene, even if there’s not quite the desired symmetry to the shot.

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Sunday 7th October 2018, 12.20pm (day 2,600)

Browns, 7/10/18

The browns of autumn…. Only, there is no plant life in sight. The world is still browning up, though. (Or is it browning down.)

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I know what you’re looking at

Friday 25th September 2015, 3.50pm (day 1,492)

Bubble car, 25/9/15

From King Street, Manchester yesterday to the King’s Road, London. A street in which the glamorous come to shop and be seen, but their thunder was stolen temporarily this afternoon by this bubble car which got a lot of attention. Very few cars have been the subject of photos on this blog but I’ll make an exception here. The pic doesn’t really show the dog sitting in the back seat (a great additional touch), but I like it because of the sign in the background above the rather bemused guy on the pavement.

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Ice landscape

Saturday 13th December 2014, 12.45pm (day 1,206)

Ice landscape, 13/12/14

As had grown on a car bonnet (hood) today — and note the time. This was the coldest day of 2014 I think.

Mind you I still haven’t actually touched snow since 21st January 2013, immediately prior to my trip to Australia. Saw it at a distance on 4th February this year, but only that one time, and it’s not been underfoot again yet.

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Car wash

Saturday 21st September 2013, 1.20pm (day 758)

Car wash, 21/9/13Just a random scene passed on the way to somewhere else. Not something I was doing — I don’t own a car. Which means I don’t have to wash it. Or put petrol in it. Or pay tax on it. Et cetera.

I like the mistiness of this shot caused by the high-pressure jet. Also that this guy seems to manage to still look quite cool even in wellington boots.

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My ride back

Tuesday 23rd October 2012, 7.00pm (day 425)

Novodevichy tower, 23/10/12

I know this is a poor photo in almost every way but it does sum up my day. Here I am in one of the world’s great cities and I sit working in one room, then get a ride to another room where I sit working, then get a ride home, have dinner and go to bed. I am offered the merest glimpses of the architecture, culture, nightlife, all these other things to enjoy. This, for instance, is a tower of the Novodevichy convent, certainly one of the most beautiful buildings in this city, glimpsed as I got my taxi back to the hotel. Well, I’m having the afternoon off tomorrow, hopefully more will be seen of Moscow then.

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