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Reflections of the self III

31 Aug 2008 8
Okay, since people have asked... it's a presentation with a television and a series of mirrors all around it at two angles of attack. From any distance away, it looks like a globe of televisions, even though there's only one actual screen. From close up... hello!

Reflections of the self II

31 Aug 2008 12
Okay, since people have asked... it's a presentation with a television and a series of mirrors all around it at two angles of attack. From any distance away, it looks like a globe of televisions, even though there's only one actual screen. From close up... hello!

Reflections of the self I

31 Aug 2008 7
Okay, since people have asked... it's a presentation with a television and a series of mirrors all around it at two angles of attack. From any distance away, it looks like a globe of televisions, even though there's only one actual screen. From close up... hello!

Concorde 002 hotseat

31 Aug 2008 5
Shame I didn't have a polariser with me, but then, I'd have needed a tripod too. Aaaanyway, here's the decidedly analogue main flight control for the very first ever British Concorde. (There was a French prototype too — 001.) By the end of Concorde's life as a commercial airliner, this scene was altogether more computerised and made up of screens, of course. As it was though, I sat for a while trying to imagine keeping abreast of everything here and actually flying the thing. It was also rather sad to see this aeroplane with all its test and measurement equipment and markings, and to think that whilst they were watching closely as the wings deflected and the fuselage stretched (by several inches during every supersonic flight!), the undoubtedly wonderful engineers nevertheless missed the flaw that would cause several rudders to fail and contribute to the type's demise.

Oh come on...

If you're very wee!

31 Aug 2008 9
(I'm standing right next to it, on the same floor level. It's about three feet high!)

Gnaw, gnaw

23 Aug 2008 8
Zombie rabbit eats brains (I'm resisting the urge to make this a "LOLcat" picture...)

Superlambanana and friends

10 Aug 2008 24
(Neighbourhood mental health? ;-) )

Cartoon carnage

10 Aug 2008 6
(I have no idea what had happened here! Laura was able to administer CPR.)

Big Sal gets signed

Keep it simple, stupid

Car parkhitechture

Shake hooves

26 Jul 2008 9
Apparently these horses were one of the most important and lavish grave goods items in 7th Century China. I was absolutely stunned to discover that it's possible to own something this old. This one is in a gallery, and of course galleries and musea have such things. But I recently found one in a coin-collectors' shop in London. Not quite so pretty (standing on all four legs) but in unmistakably the same style, and for £950. That's a lot of money, but for something that's over 1,000 years old..! I don't know how much this one with the raised foreleg would cost, but I WANT ONE!

Guitar heroine

14 Jul 2008 6
Yeah, Hanna is being a guitar.

Disused

04 Jul 2008 19
One of the smaller (!) houses surrounding Sefton Park — actually at the apex between Ullet Road and Croxteth Road. It looks sad, but actually I love how much of a time capsule Liverpool is, and that there are so many properties that haven't yet been ruined by developers. These houses in particular were once stunning and the few which appear to be still whole, or sympathetically converted into two or three homes (rather than many flats) are a relief to see. Update , 1st October 2008: sadly and to my chagrin, this poor house has been deemed insufficiently interesting to save. Admittedly it's one of the plainer ones around the park, but it's on a very special site at a fork in the road. Well, it was there. As I write, it's being demolished. :-( And updating again, in the middle of May the following year: now the house is long gone. The smart creamy coloured bricks which are used on the faces of many houses around here (and the sides of the better ones, but rarely the backs which are standard red bricks) were carefully piled into cubes which lingered for a while. They have gone now, and the security fences are looking a little ragged, so one wonders if they went to their intended new owner! There is a "for sale" sign up at the site, suggesting that perhaps the original developer or at least their plan for the site may have fallen victim to the financial wobble we're currently in. Personally I'm tempted to offer for the site then leave it empty!

Little gate

04 Jul 2008 16
The house behind the gate is a lot less run down! I hope they can preserve the gate as it is, rather than renewing it. ;)

Smiley gate

Balcony

04 Jul 2008 13
A glimpse of one of the very fine Victorian houses surrounding Sefton Park.

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