Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Does that apply to "me"?

It's amazing what you see when you sit in the car for a while ... was waiting for a "decent" time to do a visit ... don't like going in just at lunch time.  Anyhow ... here I was ... parked and listening to the radio ... the road ahead closed to vehicles although the on-coming lane was working.
There's a clear "No Entry" sign, indeed, there are TWO clear signs.  Well ... in the space of fifteen minutes no fewer than THREE, yes, THREE, different vehicles sped up the wrong side!  They totally ignored the "No Entry" and the second person to do it almost caused an accident as traffic coming off the Broadway Roundabout wasn't exactly travelling slowly!  Why would they?  After all, they had right of way and were not expecting someone to be speeding down the wrong side of the road!
I wasn't quick enough with the camera or we could be looking at the two cars and the blue van ... meanwhile it is an interesting view with old and new in glorious juxtaposition.  RISE is in the last stages of completion and the mill chimney is in the last stages of decay, judging by the tree growing out of the top!
For the first time I got out of the car and walked around the construction site ... it is a great piece of engineering and the "reeds" are now being attached to the outer ball so that the yellow scaffolding will be redundant soon and we'll see the installation as the artist imagined.
Three men working up on the cherry picker look very small.  The cars also give a sense of the scale of this installation!
A summer (cloudy) sky shows that at last we are enjoying slightly higher temperatures and some rays ... but you still don't go far without a jacket and an umbrella!
 I wonder if Eliot might apply for the night security job ... would be fun to be on guard duty there!
 The white poles are still wrapped in their protective plastic covers while they're being attached to the ball ... I am eager to see this angle without the supporting iron structure.
 You'll certainly not miss it as you travel along these roads into Belfast.
Meanwhile ... the 365Project picture was taken much earlier in the day.  This week's theme is minimalism which suits my current style very well.  A simple background and just one object.
Here the plain plastic chopping board serves as the surface on which a beautifully ripe apricot sits ... sprayed with a fine mist to add an additional texture.  It was as sweet and juicy as it looks!  The season of summer fruit is wonderful ... such variety of mostly local production, though this piece is an imported one.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
'Come unto me and rest;
lay down, O weary one, lay down
your head upon my breast'.
I came to Jesus as I was,
so weary, worn and sad;
I found in him a resting-place,
and he has made me glad. 

Church Hymnal number 576
Horatius Bonar

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